True to its namesake, Blossom Valley was once an orchard, which developed in 1950s into suburbs with wider streets and larger lots that feel more open and spacious than others neighborhoods in Mountain View. The first homes constructed in this neighborhood were smaller, reaching between 1,200 square feet to 1,500 square feet, but on spacious lots of about 11,000 square feet. The second group of homes reversed these statistics with larger homes extending between 2,200 to 2,600 square foot homes built on lots of about 8,000 square feet. In 2009, the highly-reputable real estate developers, Summerhill Homes, built 30 houses on land where the Satake Nursery used to be and named it Satake Estates in the family’s honor. The homes are between 2,200 square feet and 3,400 square feet, making Satake Estates one of the best places to look for a large home in Blossom Valley.
Young families are initially drawn to Blossom Valley for the high-performing Los Altos schools, as well as the close proximity to local amenities. These include having the Blossom Valley Shopping Center within the neighborhood and its grocery store, plus other retail stores all being within strolling distance to their homes, in addition to being only a short drive to popular downtown recreation in Los Altos Village and Mountain View’s Castro Street.
Varsity Park, though smaller, is excellent for nearby recreation. A little further away resides Cuesta Park, with its 12 tennis courts, volleyball and bocce ball courts, barbecue and picnic areas, and a playground, is nearby for residents to enjoy. Just north of the neighborhood, in Saint Francis Acres, McKelvey Park provides baseball and softball fields for sporting families.
While some residents have been living in Blossom Valley for over forty years, younger families have moved in as homes become available. Blossom Valley residents display a true sense of community, with activities like block parties, dinners, and annual festivities like the neighborhood Halloween parade.