Mountain View

About Mountain View

Incorporated in 1902 and chartered on January 15, 1952, the City of Mountain View operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Today, the City covers 12 square miles and is home to over 75,000 residents. Located 10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco, Mountain View is perfectly situated between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay. San Jose International Airport is located 11 miles to the south, and San Francisco International Airport is located 25 miles to the north. All airports are easily accessible from Mountain View by Light Rail and Caltrain.

Mountain View prides itself on having attractive and well-built residential communities served by neighborhood parks and playgrounds, recreational facilities, quality education, and convenient shopping. Housing includes a wide range of styles and sizes to suit all preferences.

Downtown Mountain View is home to many restaurants, with highly diverse choice for foodies and the casual eaters alike. Shoreline Amphitheater, just north of downtown, is often on the list for many of the most popular performers. And for history buffs, the Computer History Museum is based in Mountain View and houses the largest and most significant collection of computing artifacts in the world.

Mountain View is home to Google’s headquarters as well as many hi-tech companies, like LinkedIn, Microsoft, Symantec, Synopsys, Mozilla, Intuit, and Audience. Some of the world’s best-known life sciences companies are based in Mountain View as well, like 23andMe, Omnicell, Siemens Medical, and Complete Genomics.


Mountain View consists of 22 neighborhoods: Blossom Valley, Castro City, Cuernavaca, Cuesta Park, Del Medio, Downtown Mountain View, Gemello, Jackson Park, Martens-Carmelita, Monta Loma, North Bayshore, North Whisman, Rex Manor, Shoreline West, Slater, St. Francis Acres, Stierlin Estates, Sylvan Dale, The Crossings, Waverly Park, Whisman Station, and Willow Gate.

Mountain View spans primarily across 9 zip codes: 94024, 94040, 94041, 94043, 94085, 94086, 94087, 94303 and 94306.

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