The incorporated town of Los Altos Hills, California, is located in Santa Clara County, nestled in a group of small hills, hence the name. Though the city is located only 18 miles from San Jose, it still maintains a rural feel and, just like Portola Valley and Woodside, is a strictly residential community. Due to the ban on commercial zones in Los Altos Hills, the town only has two commercial retail shops within its borders: a gift shop on the grounds of the Immaculate Heart Monastery of the Poor Clare Colettines, and a bookstore on the campus of Foothill College. In addition to that, property boundaries must have setbacks from the property boundaries, easements for public pathways, and require a minimum lot size of one acre. Multifamily housing is also banned because landowners are limited to one primary dwelling per lot. Los Altos has a long history of notable individuals who have lived here, such as Adrienne Barbeau (actress and singer), Barry Bonds (professional baseball player), John T. Chambers (former CEO of Cisco Systems), and Becky Morgan (politician).
Homeowners have a lot to love about living in Los Altos Hills. With its proximity to San Jose which is only 18 miles away from San Jose and the abundance of natural spaces, there is plenty of things to do and see. For example, you have Fremont Older Open Space Preserve located in Cupertino. This regional park is located in Santa Clara County and contains Stevens Creek County Park and Montebello Open Space Preserve which has miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Then there is Monte Bello Open Space Preserve located in Los Gatos located near Palo Alto and offers "long hike combinations" that go through Stevens Creek County Park, Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, and Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. If you’re seeking more exciting things to do, residents like to go to Downtown San Jose which boasts a right mix of casual and luxury restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. In addition to that, there is the San Jose Museum of Art which features art shows of various sorts.
California is famous around the world for its various architecture which includes Ranch, Italianate, Dutch Colonial, English Colonial, Tudor, Bungalows, Classical, Contemporary, and more. Single-family residents in Los Altos Hills offer unique features that include granite countertops, hardwood floors, hardwood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, gas starter fireplaces, and recessed lighting, swimming pools, and outdoor sports courts. Additionally, Los Altos Hills properties range in size from 2,534 square feet to 8,424 square feet, while offering anywhere from four bedrooms, two baths to six bedrooms, eight bathrooms. If you’re looking to buy a home in Los Altos Hills, California, please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can assist you.
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