Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, the City of Mountain View spans just over 12 square miles in the center of Silicon Valley, 10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco. The City is home to approximately 80,000 residents and many internationally known corporations such as Google, Microsoft, Intuit, and LinkedIn, as well as NASA Ames Research Center and a thriving small business base. While leading the region in innovation and ideas, Mountain View remains committed to the values of strong neighborhoods and resident engagement. Mountain View prides itself on providing exceptional public services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner. In the heart of the City, Mountain View’s historic and active downtown offers a wide range of attractions including a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene, cultural events, concerts, and a weekly farmers’ market. The Civic Center, built around Pioneer Park, has one of the finest performing arts facilities in Northern California, as well as a 60,000 square foot, newly renovated Library.
Mountain View’s 44 City parks and extensive trail system provide an array of opportunities for recreation and active living. Shoreline-at-Mountain View is a regional park with stunning views along San Francisco Bay, featuring an 18-hole golf course, sailing lake, and 9.7 miles of trail. Shoreline Amphitheatre boasts an exciting concert season bringing top name performing artists to Mountain View.
Mountain View is served by excellent public and private schools. The community’s proximity to some of the best universities in the nation, including Stanford, Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and Carnegie Mellon-West, provides top-notch advanced education and opportunities for lifelong learning. With so much to offer, it is not surprising that, in 2022, Niche.com ranked Mountain View as #4 in the Best Suburb to Live in California. To learn more about the City of Mountain View, please visit www.mountainview.gov.