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#ML81643380 | Single Family Home
 
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Beds
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5,554
SqFt
Open House: May 28, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
#ML81653443 | Single Family Home
 
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Beds
4 | 1
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4,304
SqFt
Open House: May 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
#ML81653137 | Single Family Home
 
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#ML81649784 | Single Family Home
 
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Communities

Los Altos Overview

Los Altos, which means “the heights” in Spanish, was once a rustic and rural community abundant with apricot orchards, vineyards, and ranches. This city, with close to 30,000 residents, is a charming, residential town of about seven square miles. Located at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, Los Altos is a suburb rich in culture and history that many Silicon Valley workers call home. With a quaint downtown, office parks along two of the main thoroughfares (Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real), and shopping areas scattered throughout the city, Los Altos conjures the small-town atmosphere. The neighborhoods of Los Altos are divided into four main areas: North Los Altos, South of El Monte, Country Club, and the Highlands/Woodland Acres. Extensive biking and walking trails exist throughout the city and connect to neighboring cities.

  • 2016 Los Altos Sales (YTD)
  • Median Price: $2,727,500
  • Average Days on Market: 15
  • Total Sales:  210
  • Average Price Per Sq. Ft.: $1,232
  • Highest MLS Sale: $7,210,000
  • Lowest MLS Sale: $1,075,000

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North Los Altos

North Los Altos, incorporating Old Los Altos, is a charming, quiet enclave of ranch-style homes. With its convenient proximity to Palo Alto and Mountain View, and ideally situated on the flattest part of the city, this neighborhood is appealing to many home buyers. Homes in this area are generally single-story, around 2,000 square footage, and sitting on quarter-acre lots. North Los Altos is also home to some retirement communities along Los Altos Avenue.

Downtown Los Altos is the focal point of this neighborhood. Radiating a block or so on either side of Main Street, downtown is home to boutiques, salons, cafes and mom-and-pop stores. Unlike downtown Palo Alto, downtown Los Altos is quaint, low key, and less hectic. Downtown Los Altos is currently undergoing a new and exciting renovation project at the hands of Google Co-Founder, Sergey Brin, also a resident of Los Altos Hills.

 The Village Court Shopping Center, located near the border of Mountain View, is another shopping district in North Los Altos that offers unique restaurants, a salon, a postal store, Kidizens (a children’s lego workshop), and office space. A hidden gem here is the Sweet Shop, located along Los Altos Avenue. After school and on weekends, families and children often frequent the Sweet Shop for sweet treats and ice cream.

Leaving downtown Los Altos and crossing over Foothill Expressway and Lincoln Park is Old Los Altos. Old Los Altos is a prestigious neighborhood with a mix of stunning estates, some close to 100 years old, and charming homes on lots sizes of 5000 to 7000 square feet. This neighborhood is also home to one of the city’s hidden secrets, Shoup Park. Named after the father of Los Altos, Paul Shoup, Shoup Park is a 3.7-acre wooded paradise. Adobe Creek, which separates Los Altos from Los Altos Hills, runs along the park and when dry, makes a wonderful place for children to play and explore.  During hot summer days, the large redwood trees provide plenty of shade for visitors.

 North Los Altos used to be pastureland and orchards. You will still find one of the last active apricot orchards on the grounds of the Los Altos History Museum. This neighborhood has recently seen some new apartment construction on San Antonio Road. San Antonio Shopping Center, which recently underwent a significant renovation, is an exciting addition to the community with a new Safeway, condos, and restaurants.

Boundaries: 

Adobe Creek on the north

El Camino Real on the east

El Monte Avenue on the south

Foothill Expressway on the west

Median Home Price: 

$2,668,000 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Number of Homes Sold: 

103 (2014, Single Family Residential)

62   (2013, Townhouse/Condo)

Library: 

Los Altos Public Library, 13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos

Parks: 

  • Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
  • Shoup Park, 400 University Avenue, Los Altos
  • Lincoln Park, 199 University Avenue, Los Altos

Public Schools: 

  • Santa Rita School, 700 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos (API 941)
  • Almond Elementary School, 550 Almond Avenue, Los Altos (API 955)
  • Gardner Bullis School, 25890 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills (API 947)
  • Covington Elementary School, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos (API 975)
  • Egan Junior High School, 100 West Portola Avenue, Los Altos (API 976)
  • Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos (API 895)

South of El Monte

Four neighborhoods make up the South of El Monte area: Central Los Altos, Ranchos, Loyola Corners, and South Los Altos. Each neighborhood has distinct characteristics, but all convey a sense of community, security, and stability.  

Central Los Altos is comprised of two connecting triangles. The streets are wide and curbless, lined with trees and manicured front lawns. As the most changed neighborhood of the four, many of Central Los Altos’ original ranchers have gone through major renovations or have been torn down and replaced by new, sometimes outsized, homes.

Sandwiched between the two connecting triangles of Central Los Altos are the Rancho and Loyola Corners neighborhoods. Rancho, located roughly between Covington Road and Foothill Expressway, was developed concurrently with the Rancho Shopping Center. Residents of the Rancho neighborhood enjoy being within walking distance to this Shopping Center, which serves as a mini-downtown. The streets surrounding the center are not nearly as busy as those around downtown. Homes here are generally single-story ranchers on quarter-acre lots. While the area has seen lots of influx and construction, homes tend to stay within scale and undergo mostly interior improvements.

Loyola Corners, located roughly between Miramonte Avenue and Foothill Expressway, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. In Los Altos’ early days, railroad tracks ran south from San Francisco on what is now Foothill Expressway with a train station at Loyola Corners. The station made the area accessible to San Franciscans wanting to escape the summer fog. Now, Loyola Corners still maintains a rustic feel, bolstered by many “mom and pop” shops and local businesses that retain the old country character of the community’s rich history.

Lastly, South Los Altos, once surrounded by empty lots and orchards, is now a neighborhood filled with young couples and children. Homes in this area are mostly mid-century ranchers, with occasional specks of Eichler, two-story Mediterranean, or Craftsman styles. In this family-oriented community, neighbors regularly host gatherings and annual summer concerts at Grant Park. The park also has a community center, which often hosts after-school programs. Residents of South Los Altos are the only Los Altos residents who are divided into two school districts: Los Altos School District and Cupertino Union School Districts. Though both are equally exceptional districts, some residents favor one over the other. Since schools at either district are renowned for their academic excellence, the split is rarely an issue for future homeowners.

Boundaries: 

El Monte Road on the north

Springer, Grant, and Covington on the east

Highway 85 on the south

Foothill Expressway on the west

Median Home Price: 

$2,250,500 (2014, Single Family Residential)

$640,000    (2013, Townhouse/Condo)

Number of Homes Sold: 

118 (2014, Single Family Residential)

1      (2013, Townhouse/Condo)

Library: 

Los Altos Public Library, 13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos

Parks: 

  • Grant Park, 1570 Holt Avenue, Los Altos
  • Rosita Park, 401 Rosita Avenue, Los Altos
  • Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View
  • McKenzie Park, 707 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos
  • Marymeade Park, 1285 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos
  • Heritage Oaks Park, 1305 McKenzie Avenue, Los Altos
  • Montclaire Park, 1160 Saint Joseph Avenue, Los Altos

Public Schools: 

  • Almond Elementary School, 550 Almond Avenue, Los Altos (API 955)
  • Covington Elementary School, 205 Covington Road, Los Altos (API 975)
  • Springer Elementary School, 1120 Rose Avenue, Mountain View (API 955)
  • Loyola Elementary School, 770 Berry Avenue, Los Altos (API 954)
  • Oak Avenue School, 1501 Oak Avenue, Los Altos (API 987)
  • Blach Intermediate School, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos (API 958) 
  • Egan Junior High School, 100 West Portola Avenue, Los Altos (API 976) 
  • Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View (API 861) 
  • Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos (API 895) 

Country Club

The Country Club area is a warren of winding streets, weaving around the country club it’s named for. This area is perched along the foothills of San Antonio Open Space Preserve and built on unincorporated Santa Clara County land. With original 1940s homes nestled amongst newer construction, this neighborhood still retains its original rural and rustic feel.

The center point of the neighborhood is the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, a private, member-owned club established in 1923. The original club members purchased the 700-acre tract, reserved 155 acres for the club and subdivided the rest into residential plots. The club underwent significant remodeling in 2012-2013, which resulted in an expanded fitness facility as well as additional upgrades and remodels. Beautiful views can be seen from the club’s 18-hole golf course. Homes with a view of the fairways commands a slightly higher price than those without, and if it is one of the few parcels that are half-acre or more, you can count on a considerable increase in value.

Due to the topography of the Country Club area, homeowners enjoy a lot of privacy and distance from neighbors, despite being a planned development. Because the area is sandwiched between Foothill Expressway and Interstate 280, this neighborhood may encounter some vehicular noise.

Boundaries: 

Magdalena Avenue on the north

Foothill Expressway on the east

Permanente Creek on the south

Highway 280 on the west

Median Home Price: 

$2,335,000 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Number of Homes Sold: 

32 (2014, Single Family Residential)

Library: 

Woodland Branch Library, 1975 Grant Road, Los Altos

Parks: 

  • McKenzie Park, 707 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos
  • Marymeade Park, 1285 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos
  • Heritage Oaks Park, 1305 McKenzie Avenue, Los Altos
  • Montclaire Park, 1160 Saint Joseph Avenue, Los Altos
  • Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos

Public Schools: 

  • Loyola Elementary School, 770 Berry Avenue, Los Altos (API 954)
  • Blach Intermediate School, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos (API 958)
  • Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View (API 861)

The Highlands / Woodland Acres

Nestled between Foothill Expressway and Highway 280, just south of Permanente Creek, is a small neighborhood known as the The Highlands/Woodland Acres. 

The Highlands is an idyllic neighborhood with a rural and woodsy feel. Many of the tree-lined streets are wide, gently curved, and lead into cul-de-sacs. These private cul-de-sacs offer residents a higher sense of privacy and security. Several homes in this neighborhood are located high on the foothills, providing homeowners excellent views of the San Francisco Peninsula. Oftentimes, neighbors on these cul-de-sacs end up getting to know each other very well and regularly plan friendly gatherings. Residents of the Highlands enjoy the many amenities provided by Rancho San Antonio County Park. This park, combined with the Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space Preserve, offers 2,300 acres of trails that can be explored on foot, horseback, or mountain bike.

Adjacent to The Highlands lies Woodland Acres. Originally a private farmland, Woodland Acres was subdivided into 120 parcels of approximately half an acre each during the post-war suburban expansion. In recent years, this area has undergone a transformation from original older homes to more modern houses.

As with the Country Club neighborhood, the bustle of cars and traffic on Interstate 280 and Foothill Expressway may result in higher noise level. However, the close proximity to these major ports of transportation provides quick and easy access to neighboring cities.

Boundaries: 

Permanente Creek on the north

Foothill Expressway on the east

Beechwood Lane on the south

Highway 280 on the west

Median Home Price: 

$1,980,000 (2014, Single Family Residential)

$958,000    (2013, Townhouse/Condo)

Number of Homes Sold: 

29 (2014, Single Family Residential)

5   (2013, Townhouse/Condo)

Library: 

Woodland Branch Library, 1975 Grant Road, Los Altos

Parks: 

Montclaire Park, 1160 Saint Joseph Avenue, Los Altos

Grant Park, 1570 Holt Avenue, Los Altos

Marymeade Park, 1285 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos

Public Schools: 

Montclaire Elementary School, 1160 Saint Joseph Avenue, Los Altos (API 969)

Cupertino Middle School, 1650 South Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale (API 906) 

Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino (API 873)