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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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Elasticsearch Grows Leadership Team With Former Splunk Exec
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 16th, 2014 12:00PM
Elasticsearch Inc., the massively popular open source search and analytics company, is thrilled to announce that Gaurav Gupta has joined as its...
Talend Webinar Presents ?The Big Data Journey ? From Sandbox to Production?
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 15th, 2014 8:22AM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Talend Webinar Presents ?The Big Data Journey ? From Sandbox to Production?
Oracle Sales Cloud Now Offers a Leading Survey Solution by SutiSoft
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 15th, 2014 6:37AM
SutiSoft announces the integration of its online survey software with Oracle Sales Cloud. (PRWeb April 15, 2014) Read the full story at...
Buffalo Studios Chooses Talend Big Data Integration for Popular Bingo Blitz Social Game
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 14th, 2014 8:21AM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Buffalo Studios Chooses Talend Big Data Integration for Popular Bingo Blitz Social Game
Best Bike Rentals On The Peninsula
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 12th, 2014 9:00AM
The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the nation's top cycling regions and the Peninsula has a number of excellent businesses that rent...
Talend Partners with Blue Yonder to Streamline Demand Planning and Forecasting
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 9th, 2014 8:36AM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Talend Partners with Blue Yonder to Streamline Demand Planning and Forecasting
Dorothy Lucile Canrinus
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 2nd, 2014 9:24PM
Dorothy CanrinusDorothy Lucile Canrinus, a longtime Los Gatos resident and former teacher at Los Gatos High School, died on March 21 with her...
Talend Big Data Achieves Cloudera Certification for Cloudera Enterprise 5
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 2nd, 2014 2:38PM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Talend Big Data Achieves Cloudera Certification for Cloudera Enterprise 5
Cypherpath Appoints Danial Faizullabhoy CEO and Moves its Headquarters to Silicon Valley
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 2nd, 2014 11:02AM
Veteran executive to drive Cypherpath?s growth as a leader in virtualization and security software. (PRWeb April 02, 2014) Read the full story at...
MapR Technologies Expands Big Data Search with Elasticsearch
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 2nd, 2014 11:00AM
MapR Technologies, Inc., the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Elasticsearch Inc., the popular open source search and analytics...
Palo Alto Hotel Chronicles Stanford University With History 101 Infographic
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 1st, 2014 3:08PM
SutiSoft Announces Addition of New Features to SutiTravel 4.0 (India Market), Its Online Travel Booking Software
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 1st, 2014 6:48AM
SutiSoft announces the addition of new features to SutiTravel 4.0, its online travel booking software. (PRWeb April 01, 2014) Read the full story...
Artists Open Their Studios to the Public During Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS)
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 31st, 2014 12:00PM
More than 380 artists in the South Bay and Peninsula will open their studios to the public during the annual Silicon Valley Open Studios held the...
SutiSoft Announces the Release of Invoice Journal 4.1, Its Online Invoice Software
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 26th, 2014 6:10AM
SutiSoft announces a new release of Invoice Journal, its online invoice software. (PRWeb March 26, 2014) Read the full story at...
Cloud-based storage provider Box files for a $250 million IPO
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 24th, 2014 6:17PM
Box, which provides enterprises with a cloud based storage and collaboration platform, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $250 million in...