Welcome to Mountain View

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Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, 10 miles west of San Jose and 45 miles south of San Francisco. The city is home to many nationally and internationally known corporations (Google, Mozilla and Symantec among them) and a thriving small business base. A pedestrian-friendly downtown area boasts a concentration of excellent restaurants, cafes and shops. Mountain View prides itself on providing excellent public services and facilities, while at the same time being committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement. Mountain View is generally considered one of the best places to live in the Bay Area.

Quick Facts

Population

80,459

Female

38,342

Male

42,117

  • White
    35,237
    43.9%
  • Hispanic
    16,022
    20.0%
  • Asian alone
    23,371
    29.1%
  • Black
    1,320
    1.6%
Median Home Price

$ 973,000

Average Income

$109,249

Median resident age

35 years

Mountain View Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Alta Vista High9-12High2017: 1351/202112.5
Benjamin Bubb ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 360/569223.1
Crittenden Middle6-8Middle2017: 418/250819.6
Edith Landels ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 1376/569222.5
Frank L. Huff ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 50/569226
Gabriela Mistral ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 697/569225.9
German International School Of Silicon ValleyPK-12Private–: –/–7
Independent Study ProgramK-8Elementary–: –/–
Isaac Newton Graham Middle6-8Middle2017: 283/250820.5
Mariano Castro ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 2404/569221.7
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