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    Los Altos: Community

    Known for its excellent community, with top-tier schools, a highly educated workforce, numerous shopping opportunities and a vast selection of activities, Los Altos is a city that many Bay Area residents choose for their home. Near Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley and less than 40 miles south of San Francisco, the seven-square-mile city attracts residents from all over for many... » Read More

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  • Los Altos Community, Los Altos California Information

    Los Altos: Community

    Known for its excellent community, with top-tier schools, a highly educated workforce, numerous shopping opportunities and a vast selection of activities, Los Altos is a city that many Bay Area residents choose for their home. Near Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley and less than 40 miles south of San Francisco, the seven-square-mile city attracts residents from all over for many... » Read More

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Visitors and residents will find many things to do in Los Altos. Top Los Altos, California activities include shopping, annual events, visiting...
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    Known for its excellent community, with top-tier schools, a highly educated workforce, numerous shopping opportunities and a vast selection of activities, Los Altos is a city that many Bay Area residents choose for their home. Near Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley and less than 40 miles south of San Francisco, the seven-square-mile city attracts residents from all over for many... » Read More

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Los Altos Showcases Beautiful Public Art

Public art is on full display in the picturesque city of Los Altos. The city is home to over a dozen sculptures that grace public spaces. They offer an engaging and beautiful way to enjoy art.Los Altos has had these art sculptures on public lands since the 1980s. The city works to offer a variety of excellent pieces that showcase various artistic elements. The city works to promote the art...

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Los Altos' Community and Quality of Life Tops for Residents

The affluent and desirable Los Altos, California rests in the Bay Area - only about 40 miles south of San Francisco. About 29,000 residents call this charming and quaint community home. As part of Santa Clara County, this city is known in the region for its superior way of life. Many people come to Los Altos with buying a home in mind because Los Altos is known as a place that buyers can obtain “more house” for the money in Northern California. Not only is home ownership relatively more affordable here, Los Altos has noteworthy schools and offers residents numerous benefits.

Los Altos has many qualities that make it attractive to families and business alike. The community has top-tier schools, prime shopping venues, lighter traffic when compared with other small cities in the Bay Area, things to do all year long, and a highly educated population. Years ago, the city was home to many farms and known for its agriculture. Fast forward to today: Los Altos professionals enjoy a peaceful way of life here and work for many Silicon Valley firms; they also commute into nearby San Francisco.

Los Altos Things To Do Plentiful All Year Long

There's no shortage of amazing things to do in Los Altos for both visitors and residents. Some of the best and most popular Los Altos, California activities are shopping, attending the various annual events, visiting museums, and getting active in the beautiful outdoors of the region. The city of Los Altos also has many great parks with trails and playgrounds that add a significant dimension to the family focused way of life in the community. Some of the most popular parks in the area include Palo Alto Foothills Park, Marymeade Park and the Redwood Grove Nature Preserve.

Of course, there's also plenty of great shopping in Los Altos. There are seven business districts in Los Altos. The charming downtown is a great place for strolling and finding unexpected treasures. This area has more than 150 shops selling gifts, toys, clothing, jewelry, antiques and much more.

There's no shortage of great annual events in Los Altos and the Bay Area. The Downtown Los Altos Farmers' Market is especially popular. The market runs from May to September. Other noteworthy annual events that appeal to residents and visitors are July's Arts & Wine Festival, the outdoor Friday Movie Nights in the summer, the Halloween Spook-tacular, the Holiday Stroll, Festival of Lights Parade, and Holiday Carriage Rides.

Outdoor recreation is another popular pastime in picturesque region around Los Altos. Prime hiking is easily found within the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, which spans more than 60,000 acres of land in the counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo. Here, there's gorgeous open space, areas for picnics, hiking trails and more.

Arts & Culture Alive in Los Altos

The highly regarded Los Altos boasts educated residents who value art and culture. As such, the city offers vast cultural amenities. The free Los Altos History Museum is three stories tall. It has many cultural exhibits that showcase the community's rich past. The locally known J. Gilbert Smith History House, dating back to the early 1900s, is worth a visit. It features period items, a garden and one of the last remaining active apricot orchards in the Santa Clara Valley. A prime force on the cultural arts scene in Los Altos is the Chinese Fine Arts Gallery, which shows various works of Asian art.

You'll also love the wide variety of public art sculptures across Los Altos. Some are in downtown, and walking tours are popular. In total, there are 14 permanent public art sculptures here. Additionally, there are about a dozen other public works of art that artists have loaned the city. These works enrich Los Altos and beautify the landscape.

Visitors Enjoy Prime Attractions, Pleasant Community in Los Altos

Bay Area visitors enjoy coming to Los Altos for its positive attributes, and it's also in a great location for exploring the region. Business and pleasure travelers both enjoy coming here. There are good choices when it comes to hotels in Los Altos, CA. They offer all of the best in modern amenities including WiFi, Internet, kitchens, room service, bars, breakfast, parking, gyms and business centers.

With a prime position in Silicon Valley not far from Palo Alto, San Jose and Mountain View, Los Altos naturally attracts numerous business travelers. But this is also an excellent place for pleasure travelers who want to embrace the community spirit and relaxed way of life.

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Canine Tutors Moves Dog Training to San Jose, CA
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 28th, 2015 3:07AM
Canine Tutors, a full-service San Jose dog training and obedience school, has announced its relocation. The company has moved its business from...
Water district brings tax debate to Los Altos Hills
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 26th, 2015 12:47PM
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VCR Legals March 26, 2015
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 25th, 2015 2:20PM
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Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) Showcases Local Art
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 25th, 2015 12:00PM
South Bay, Peninsula and coastal artists will open their studios to the public during the annual Silicon Valley Open Studios the first three...
Water district brings tax debate to Los Altos Hill
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 25th, 2015 4:18AM
Among the agenda items the Los Altos Hills City Council will mull over during their specially scheduled March meeting is a water tax some property...
FlexPower, Inc. to Attend Upcoming NATA Regional Athletic Trainers' Association Meetings and Clinical Symposiums
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 24th, 2015 9:35AM
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SutiSoft Announces a New Release of SutiTravel
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 24th, 2015 6:13AM
SutiSoft announces the addition of new features to SutiTravel. New updates to SutiTravel offer additional value to travel agents; the new features...
Sonny Hashmi, Former CIO of the GSA, Joins Box to Lead Federal Government Strategy
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 19th, 2015 9:50AM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box (NYSE: BOX) today announced it has brought on Sonny Hashmi, former chief information officer for the U.S...
VCR Legals March 19, 2015
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 18th, 2015 3:21PM
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MaxPreps Top 25 national high school softball rankings
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 17th, 2015 1:15AM
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Box Partners With TechSoup Global to Bring More Nonprofits to the Cloud
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 16th, 2015 12:56PM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box today announced a partnership with TechSoup Global, a San-Francisco based nonprofit that provides...
Box Announces Strong Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 11th, 2015 4:21PM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), the leading enterprise software platform for secure content collaboration, today...
DECT/CAT-iq/ULE SoC from DSP Group Enables MitraStar's Home Gateways with CAT-iq 2.0 and HD Voice
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 10th, 2015 9:22AM
DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq/ULE (Ultra Low Energy) SoC delivers advanced cordless audio and home automation and control functionality to new...
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Source: Yahoo News | Mar 9th, 2015 6:18PM
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