The city of Mountain View named for its view of the Santa Cruz Mountains is located between San Jose and San Francisco is 12 square miles and home to over 75,000 residents. Small business based, along with biotech and Telecommunications rounds out Mountain Views job opportunities. NASA Ames research center is also located within the Mountain View City line.
Originally a stage stop, Mountain view has grown into a model suburb with a pedestrian friendly downtown. Now known as a High Tech area, home to Google, Intuit, Mozilla Foundation and Symantec, Mountain View is continually on the rise with new home starts and cutting edge developments.
Mountain View is home to Shoreline Amphitheater, a major outdoor concert venue with seating up to 30,000 people. This venue holds several shows a year featuring major recording artists on tour.
Shoreline at Mountain View Park is a 700 acre park with a 50 acres salt water lake. Pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and wind surfers along with instruction can be found on the lake. 10 miles of Bay Trails, both paved and dirt allow for activity each day in the park. Shoreline Park, is also known for some of the best kite flying due to the Bayland winds that run through the area.
Shoreline Golf Links is an 18 hole course. A full service restaurant, pro shop and driving range are all available.
The Mountain View Art and Wine Festival is an annual fall 2 day event featuring some of the best wine, crafts, food and live music in the area.
The Mountain View VTA Light Rail system is a hub for transportation to both Great America and the new Levi’s Stadium. It is also a connecting location for Caltrans rail system, which provides service from San Jose to San Francisco. Mountain View residents can be seen walking the nearby streets catching a ride to the San Francisco Giants games along with other events held at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Neighborhood parks and playgrounds are plenty in the area with playgrounds for kids, a public library, a Community Center, Senior Center and Teen Center are among the other Mountain View ammenities.