Welcome to North Los Altos!
The first thing people notice when ambling around the streets of North Los Altos is the charming diversity of homes and gorgeous greenery lining the small town streets. With an eclectic blend of mostly single story homes ranging from authentic ranch-styles to the lavishly renovated, North Los Altos feels as though it came into existence all on its own. Originally an agricultural paradise of orchards and open fields, the neighborhood has managed to hold on to that rural feel with its many parks and charming downtown. Not to mention the Los Altos History Museum, home to one of the last active apricot orchards in the area.
It’s hard to find a more charming setting than down town Los Altos with its family-owned cafes and eateries, boutiques, and public sculptures. There’s even a farmers market every Thursday evening from May to September bursting with local produce, baked treats, artwork, and more. And if you’re looking to add a dash of culture to your summer, there’s the Art and Wine festival in July. Downtown transforms into a two-day long event of art, wine, food, and free concerts with entertainment provided for the kids. It is the summer event of the Bay Area.
To add to the neighborhood’s enchanting charm, its parks are full of fantastic trails to exceed the needs of any out door activist.
It’s no mystery why North Los Altos is an ideal neighborhood for families. In recent years it has become the preferred place for Silicon Valley employees as the office is just a quick commute away. This is not to say that the area is devoid of bachelors or bachelorettes. North Los Altos has townhouses and condos perfect for singles and new families alike. Complete with great schools like Santa Rita or Almond Elementary Schools, multiple shopping centers nearby, North Los Altos is a perfect balance of “small town” feel with “big city” amenities.