Mountain View, California, is nestled in Santa Clara County and is named for the views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Mountain View got its start back in the 1840s when Mexico issued the Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas land grant was given to Francisco Estrada. Eventually, the land grant was given to Martin Murphy Junior and would later become the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Mountain View started out as a stagecoach stop and ended up growing into a large, pedestrian-friendly suburb. With Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay to the north, Los Altos to the south, and Sunnyvale and Moffett Federal Airfield to the east, Mountain View has a population of approximately 74,000 people and makes up the Silicon Valley community. Some of the Silicon Valley companies that have either a strong presence of have headquarters here include Google, Mozilla, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Intuit, Samsung Electronics, and Veritas Technologies.
Among the numerous things to do in Mountain View, California, residents enjoy the many natural spaces available. Some examples include Shoreline Park located Mountain View and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge located in Fremont. Both parks act as natural habitats and wildlife sanctuaries for various species of birds and other animals. These parks also feature lakes suitable for activities such as sailboating, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, row boating, as well as offering visitors sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking classes. Some of the wildlife that can be found in these parks include Burrowing Owls, American White Pelicans, Greater Egrets, and Great Blue Heron. If you’re a history buff, you have interesting places such as Rengstorff House located at 3070 North Shoreline Boulevard. This Italianate Victorian-style mansion was one of the first houses built in Mountain View. The home features antique Victorian furnishings and decorative details on display for visitors. Another exciting place to visit is the Computer History Museum located at 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard. This unique museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the computer revolution. When it comes to shopping and dining options, residents have San Antonio Shopping Center located at 696 Showers Drive. This shopping center features business such as Krung Thai Restaurant, Sushi 88, Pearl Cafe?, Kohl’s, and Walmart.
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 Mountain View, you will find plans that include Ranch, Italianate, Dutch Colonial, English Colonial, Tudor, Bungalows, Classical, Contemporary, and more. Homes in Mountain View offer unique features that include granite countertops, hardwood floors, hardwood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, gas starter fireplaces, and recessed lighting. Additionally, Mountain View properties range in size from 1,386 square feet to 3,458 square feet, while offering anywhere from three bedrooms, one bath to five bedrooms, five bathrooms. In addition to that, there are numerous apartments, townhouses, and condominiums for sale in Mountain View as well. Furthermore, for those wanting to build a home here, you can find plenty of newly constructed single-family homes for sale in Mountain View. If you're interested in knowing more about available properties in Mountain View, please contact us today for more information.
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