Los Altos translates to “The Heights” in Spanish. It was named that because the land was the highest cutoff in that area. Los Altos became incorporated in 1952 making it the 11th city in Santa Clara County. Los Altos’ community and population grew rapidly after World War II. As of 2016, the population is 30,561.


Though the cost of living in Los Altos is high like most cities in Silicon Valley, it is an ideal location to live in with its great amenities, low crime rates, top schools, and a wealthy and educated community. Over 80% of the population received a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

In Los Altos, a little over 69% of the population is Caucasian followed by Asians at 24%. The median age of Los Altos residents is 46. The average household income in Los Altos is $187,656 as of 2016.

Los Altos’ median home value is a little over $3.2 million.

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“Upscale and comfortable, the area of North Los Altos attracts homebuyers with it’s sense of community and location in the ‘heart of Los Altos.”

The most sought after neighborhood in town and with a population density of 1,000 people per square mile, North Los Altos (MLS #211) has a high level of appeal for homebuyers. Exceptional schools, proximity to shopping, restaurants and entertainment as well as convenient access to many of the Bay Area’s top employers, both young families and professionals find their sweet spot in North Los Altos.

Within its borders are many of the city’s top attractions, including its picturesque downtown brimming with boutiques, cafes and restaurants, the Civic Center, Los Altos High School and the city’s history museum. Comprised primarily of many of the town’s well-known residential areas, the area of North Los Altos includes spacious single family homes built between the 1950’s and 1970s along with apartments, condominiums and, since 2000, many newer custom homes.

Pedestrian-friendly and with easy access to school, work and after-hours activities, North Los Altos inspires an upscale and comfortable tight-knit community in the very ‘heart of Los Altos’.

  • Most desirable neighborhood in Los Altos

  • Proximity to shopping, dining and top employers

  • Pedestrian friendly with an established sense of community

  • In the heart of Los Altos, it offers many top city attractions within its boundaries

  • The ‘birthplace’ of Los Altos, this district is brimming with history

  • Access to highly acclaimed schools

History of North Los Altos, Los Altos

The orchards and farmlands that once blanketed the area now known as North Los Altos began their transformation into an upscale suburb in the 1960s. It is here that the city itself was born.

In 1906, along with some colleagues, Southern Pacific Railroad executive Paul Shoup formed the Los Altos Land Company after acquiring 140 acres of land from Sarah Winchester. By 1908, the Los Altos Land Company was touting the area as the “Jewel of the Peninsula,” shuttling prospective homebuyers to the area from San Francisco via steam train. The original train tracks followed what is now Foothill Expressway.

Despite these early efforts to populate the town, Los Altos grew slowly until after World War II, with much expansion limited to the borough of North Los Altos. By the 1960’s, this once sleepy agricultural municipality began its metamorphosis into a high-class community. The final ranch to be subdivided was 60 acres owned by Herbert Coloff in 1890 and sold to Isaac Strassburger in 1915. Sold to developers in 1962, it became the affluent Dos Palos tract.

North Los Altos is brimming with the city’s history. From the Shoup house at 500 University Avenue (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) to the Los Altos Land Company’s Copeland Building at 396-399 Main Street, this borough offers a glimpse into the time capsule of the town’s origins.

Cupertino Average Sale Price 2015-2018

Los Altos Inventory 2015-2018

Los Altos # of Properties Sold 2015-2018

Los Altos Listing Price vs Selling Price 2015-2018

Los Altos # of Properties Sold 2015-2018

**Please note that we try to display the most accurate data possible, but cannot guarantee the accuracy of the statistics. Sources may vary. Please use this information as a rough guide.


City of Los Altos
United States Census Bureau

Area Vibes


Coming Soon
1675 Tupolo Dr, San Jose, CA 95124
3652 Sorci Dr, San Jose, CA 95124
505 Minton Ln, Mountain View, CA 94041
41415 Millenium Ter, Fremont, CA 94538

1535 Treviso Ave, San Jose, CA 95118
20288 Pinntage Pkwy, Cupertino, CA 95014

5387 Quebec Cmn, Fremont, CA 94555

1821 Mandel Ct, San Jose, CA 95131

Currently Pending

1514 Redmond Ave, San Jose, CA 95120

22943 Longdown Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

600 S Abel St #525, Milpitas, CA 95035

5992 Treviso Ter, Fremont, CA 94555

1427 Kinsport Lane, San Jose, CA 95120

3812 Fiano Cmn, Fremont, CA 94555

694 Valley Way, Santa Clara, CA 95051

22551 Alcalde Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
4735 McHenry Gate Way, Pleasanton, CA 94566

6318 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560
943 Baines St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

6129 Genoa Ter, Fremont, CA 94555

Currently Sold

600 S. Abel St, #525

Milpitas,CA 95035

167 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022

Tel: (408) 674-4418
Calbre: 01371905

Email: yvonne@yvonneyanghomes.com

Currently Sold

22943 Longdown Rd

Cupertino, CA 95014

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