About Mountain View

Mountain View is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, 10 miles north of San Jose and 34 miles south of San Francisco. The city is bordered by Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale. The central location provides easy access to the entire San Francisco Bay Area and northern California cities.

Neighborhood parks, recreational facilities, quality education, and convenient shopping make Mountain View a most attractive residential community.

Private projects in Mountain View represent nearly two million square feet of commercial development capturing the economic expansion of Silicon Valley. Equally important is the magnitude of public projects, including an investment of almost 50 million dollars in the downtown area alone.

Mountain View maintains a strong and diversified local economy. Numerous high technology electronics companies, including several in the Fortune 500, as well as bio-technology firms are located in Mountain View. With only 4% of Santa Clara County's population, Mountain View is home to 11% of the county's top firms.

Business success stories are not limited to the electronics industry. Mountain View enjoys a lively mix of retail stores, executive offices, research and development firms, and professional services.


Chamber of Commerce

Mountain View Chamber of Commerce

580 Castro Street

Mountain View, CA 94041

650.968 5668

The Belmont Chamber of Commerce provides directions, public transit options and visitor brochures.

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Population in July 2008: 71,348. Population change since 2000: +0.9%

Males: 36,853 (51.7%)

Females: 34,495 (48.3%)

Median resident age: 34.6 years

California median age: 33.3 years

Zip codes: 94035, 94039, 94040, 94041, 94042, 94043.

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Estimated median household income in 2008: $92,528 (it was $69,362 in 2000)

Mountain View: $92,528

California: $61,021

Estimated per capita income in 2008: $50,250

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $755,200 (it was $464,800 in 2000)

Mountain View: $755,200

California: $467,000

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $767,480; Detached houses: $1,011,950; Townhouses or other attached units: $676,342; In 2-unit structures: $350,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $448,437; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $483,982; Mobile homes: $76,242

Median gross rent in 2008: $1,453.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2008: 5.3%

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 94040, 94041, 94043.

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