Los Altos is a city nestled in Santa Clara County in the San Francisco Bay Area. It initially started out as an agricultural town with apricot orchards and a few summer cottages for people who visited the area as a retreat. Since then, Los Altos has grown into an affluent bedroom town for those employed in Silicon Valley. Among the several distinctive features, the commercial district of Los Altos is strictly limited to the downtown area, while small office and shopping parks line El Camino Real and Foothill Expressway. The population is approximately 29,000 people and is comprised primarily of upper-middle-class, white-collar professionals. The area of modern-day Los Altos was initially called Banks and Braes. Nevertheless, the executive of Southern Pacific Railroad, Paul Shoup, established the Altos Land Company in 1906 and began developing Los Altos on 140 acres of land purchased from Sarah Winchester. From that, Shoup initiated the train-a-day operation to and from the San Francisco area.
What makes Los Altos, California, such a great place to own real estate is the numerous natural spaces available. For example, residents enjoy going to Monte Bello Open Space Preserve located in Los Gatos. This 3,133-acre open space preserve encompasses the upper Stevens Creek containing 15.5 miles of trials. Then there is the Black Mountain Backpack Camp that is one and a half miles from the main road and at an elevation of 500 feet. In addition to that, there is the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, which is a 274-acre open space preserve featuring five miles of hiking trails, of which approximately two miles are open to horseback riders. Furthermore, Los Altos is only 23 minutes away from San Jose via I-280 South. This places you in proximity to theaters showing Broadway shows, bustling beer bars, and trendy cocktail lounges. You can also find a right mix of casual and upscale restaurants San Pedro Square Market.
Influenced by various architectural trends throughout history and from around the world, Californian architecture is some of the most multifarious in the United States. While shopping for a house in Los Altos, you will find plans that include Ranch, Italianate, Dutch Colonial, English Colonial, Tudor, Bungalows, Classical, Contemporary, and more. Homes in Los Altos offer unique features that include granite countertops, hardwood floors, custom Italian cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, gas starter fireplaces, and stained glass. Additionally, Los Altos properties range in size from 1,480 square feet to 5,150 square feet, while offering anywhere from two bedrooms, three baths to six bedrooms, eight bathrooms. In addition to that, there is a select number of condominiums for sale in Los Altos as well. If you're interested in knowing more about available properties in Los Altos, please contact us today for more information.
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