Mountain View, California

The Location

Mountain View is located in Santa Clara County, California. It gets its name for its beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Home to more than 75,000 residents, Mountain View is located on the southern part of the San Francisco Peninsula, just 35 miles south of San Francisco and 10 miles north of San Jose.

The local economy is powered by technology, healthcare and government. The city is home to the headquarters of Google, Symantec, LinkedIn and Intuit.

Mountain View is served by public commuter rail, light rail, private shuttle and bus systems, as well as the San Jose International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport.

Arts and Entertainment

Thriving downtown Mountain View is home to a number of restaurants, shops, local businesses and entertainment venues. The city hosts a variety of events each year, including a weekly farmers' market, Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Spring Family Parade, A la Carte & Art, Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh, Thursday Night Live, Wine Walk, Art & Wine Festival, and Holiday Open House, to name a few.

Mountain View residents enjoy 1,000 acres of wildlife areas and parks, including 37 urban parks, five miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails, and Shoreline at Mountain View, a 750-acre wildlife and recreational open space.

Other popular local attractions include the Center for the Performing Arts and the Computer History Museum.


Mountain View is served by the Mountain View-Whisman School District, Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. The city is also home to several private schools.

Nearby institutions of higher education include Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley, Blockchain University, Palo Alto University, Singularity University and Foothill College Middlefield Campus.

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