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Los Altos, CA

Los Altos, CA

Los Altos, California is located in Santa Clara County. Below is a market update video for Santa Clara County. For detailed market report of your neighborhood, please contact us.



The history of modern Los Altos dates back to 1906, when Paul Shoup, a Southern Pacific Railroad executive, formed the Altos Land Co. with friends. The group purchased 140 acres of land between Palo Alto and Mountain View owned by Sarah Winchester, the widow of the inventor of the Winchester rifle. The company planned a new town to serve the new Southern Pacific Railroad cutoff between Mayfield and Los Gatos and named it "Los Altos" (Spanish for "the heights") because the land was the highest on that cutoff.

In March 1907, at an outdoor land sale sponsored by the Altos Land Company, prospective buyers attended a promotional BBQ and purchased the first town lots. The site of the sale, near today's intersection of Foothill Expressway and Main Street, was the focal point of the new town. The town's name gradually spread informally to identify a much larger unincorporated area served by the Los Altos School District formed in 1910, including what is today Los Altos Hills and portions of other neighboring towns.

This larger community's population exploded after World War II, and on December 1, 1952, an expanded Los Altos became the eleventh city in Santa Clara County. As a result of decreased interest in train travel due to the wide adoption of the automobile, the Southern Pacific Railroad, an essential part of the town's founding, ceased operation here in 1964, and its right-of-way became Foothill Expressway.

Homes and properties for sale in Los Altos, CA

There are currently 37 listings for sale, including 9 new listings in the past 7 days.

Nearby Schools of Los Altos, CA

ardis g. egan junior high school (7-8)
100 w portola ave
los altos, CA 94022
web Website 15 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
35 staff members 550 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change: +1% to +5%
henry m. gunn high school (9-12)
780 arastradero rd
palo alto, CA 94306
web Website 18 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
105 staff members 1900 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change: -1% to -5%
santa rita elementary school (k-6)
700 los altos ave
los altos, CA 94022
web Website 17 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
33 staff members 570 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change: +5% to +10%
los altos high school (9-12)
201 almond ave
los altos, CA 94022
web Website 19 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
84 staff members 1660 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change: -1% to -5%
almond elementary school (k-6)
550 almond ave
los altos, CA 94022
web Website 22 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
24 staff members 530 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change: -1% to -5%
gardner bullis elementary school (k-6)
25890 w fremont rd
los altos hills, CA 94022
web Website 21 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
14 staff members 300 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change: +20% to +50%
canterbury christian school (k-6)
101 n el monte ave
los altos, CA 94022
web Website 12 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
7 staff members 75 total students Poverty level:not reported percent Enrollment change:
los altos christian (preschool-8)
625 magdalena ave
los altos hills, CA 94024
web Website 9 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
16 staff members 300 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change:
mountain view academy (9-12)
360 s shoreline blvd
mountain view, CA 94041
web Website 13 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
10 staff members 138 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change:
st. joseph catholic school (k-8)
1120 miramonte ave
mountain view, CA 94040
web Website 15 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
16 staff members 245 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change:
miramonte elementary school (preschool-8)
1175 altamead dr
los altos, CA 94024
web Website 15 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
12 staff members 180 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change:
childrens learning cottage (preschool-preschool)
675 escuela ave
mountain view, CA 94040
web Website Not Reported students per teacher Educational climate index: unclassified
5 staff members 30 total students Poverty level:not reported percent Enrollment change:
kindercare learning centers (preschool-preschool)
2065 w el camino real ste b
mountain view, CA 94040
web Website 8 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
13 staff members 80 total students Poverty level:not reported percent Enrollment change:
st paul lutheran child development center (preschool-k)
1075 el monte ave
mountain view, CA 94040
web Website Not Reported students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
5 staff members 20 total students Poverty level:not reported percent Enrollment change:
bowman international school (k-8)
4000 terman dr
palo alto, CA 94306
web Website 6 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
45 staff members 225 total students Poverty level:not reported percent Enrollment change:
bullis charter school (k-8)
102 w portola ave
los altos, CA 94022
web Website 10 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
50 staff members 519 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change: More than -50%/+50%
school for independent learners (7-12)
909 n san antonio rd
los altos, CA 94022
web Website Not Reported students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
22 staff members 50 total students Poverty level:not reported percent Enrollment change:
pinewood private-upper campus school (7-12)
26800 w fremont rd
los altos hills, CA 94022
web Website 6 students per teacher Educational climate index: above average
40 staff members 300 total students Poverty level:6 - 15.9 percent percent Enrollment change:

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