Los Altos

Unique blending of quaint and historic buildings.
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WELCOME TO LOS ALTOS

Tree-lined streets and a small village atmosphere characterize Los Altos, which is located in the heart of the world-famous Silicon Valley. Just 40 miles south of San Francisco, Los Altos is a residential community served by seven small retail districts. The seven square mile City is developed with small businesses, schools, libraries, and churches.
 
Incorporated in 1952, Los Altos is a general law city with five elected council members who serve four-year terms. City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Appointed commissions and committees assist the Council in an advisory capacity. The Council-appointed city manager is responsible for the financial and operational management of the city's 130 employees.
 
DOWNTOWN LOS ALTOS

Downtown Los Altos is a unique blending of quaint and historic buildings with a friendly, small-town atmosphere. The Downtown Community Plaza hosts events throughout the seasons and beautiful flowers can be found throughout the village. A six-block triangle forms the heart of the business district.
 
More than 150 shops and boutiques offer an exceptional variety of merchandise. Well known for antiques, art galleries, home accessories, gifts, and items for children, Los Altos is the perfect place for strolling along streets lined with Chinese Pistache trees. Other items found in the downtown include high style fashions, shoes, fine linens, china and kitchenware, furniture, unique children's toys, music and books, children's clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, prescription drugs, photography, stationery and cards, flowers, and gifts in all sizes and shapes.
 
You can catch the aroma of fresh baked goods and fresh ground coffees in the coffee houses and coffee shops. Delicatessens offer sandwiches, salads, and takeout foods. Popular restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines are interspersed among the downtown shops. Downtown Los Altos has many excellent service businesses such as hair salons, manicurists, beauty and health centers, barbershops, travel agents, and veterinary hospitals. Two supermarkets downtown provide a full array of products.
 
Professional office space in downtown Los Altos includes law firms, physicians, chiropractic care, insurance companies, optometrists, dentists, accounting firms, title companies, builders, and computer businesses. The town is also noted for a selection of financial institutions and real estate offices.
 
The Downtown Los Altos Farmers' Market is held every Thursday evening between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm during the months of May through September. The market features locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables and specialty foods. All proceeds from this event benefit downtown maintenance and beautification.
 
The Los Altos Village Association has been dedicated to promoting and enhancing Downtown Los Altos since 1964. Please call the Village Association at 949-5282 for additional information or click here.

Overview for Los Altos, CA

31,562 people live in Los Altos, where the median age is 45.8 and the average individual income is $124,369. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,562

Total Population

45.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$124,369

Average individual Income

Around Los Altos, CA

There's plenty to do around Los Altos, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
24
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Victoria Art Studio, Fit Theory, and Fit4Life Athletics.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.82 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.24 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.46 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.89 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.88 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.64 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Los Altos, CA

Los Altos has 10,805 households, with an average household size of 2.9. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Los Altos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,562 people call Los Altos home. The population density is 4,826.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,562

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.8

Median Age

50.33 / 49.67%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
10,805

Total Households

2.9

Average Household Size

$124,369

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Los Altos, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Los Altos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Santa Rita Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Los Altos Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Covington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Ardis G. Egan Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
School For Independent Learners
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Green Chinese School
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Georgina P. Blach Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Oak Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montclaire Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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