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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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    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, California


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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Saffron Granted U.S. Patent for Hyper-Sparse Matrix Compression
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 18th, 2014 1:17PM
Saffron, the first artificially intelligent, cognitive computing platform that learns, reasons and anticipates like you and for you, today...
LightCyber Appoints Gonen Fink as CEO, Spearheads Active Breach Detection Market
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 16th, 2014 12:10PM
"We are excited to aggressively expand our sales and marketing operations, and to help our growing customer base respond to this new, more...
EMERGENCY ALERT, FLASH FLOOD WARNING: Dangerous Flooding Imminent Or Already Occurring In Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa ...
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 11th, 2014 12:40PM
The National Weather Service has issued a warning of flash flooding about to occur or already happening for several Bay Area counties.
Saffron Becomes First Cloudera Bronze Technology Partner to Bring Cognitive Computing to the Industrial Internet
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 10th, 2014 12:00PM
Saffron, the first artificially intelligent, cognitive computing platform that learns, reasons and anticipates like you and for you, today...
Box Advances Enterprise Security with Box Trust
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 9th, 2014 12:14PM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box today announced new partnerships with Symantec, Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, Sumo Logic and OpenDNS and...
Emugu, a Silicon Valley Start-up, on a Mission to Change the Face of Social Media
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 9th, 2014 9:00AM
Los Altos, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 9, 2014 / http://www.myprgenie.com / Silicon Valley-based social media start-up, Emugu, recently launched...
SutiSoft Announces the Release of SutiContract, Its Online Contract Management Software
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 7th, 2014 6:11AM
This solution from SutiSoft helps users with the end to end contract lifecycle management process and ensures complete compliance with legal...
Box Powers Production of ?Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways? Docu-Series
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 5th, 2014 12:33PM
LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box today announced that Roswell films, a division of Roswell Records, and Therapy Content chose Box as the...
Verix Announces New Analytical Story Generator for Fast Sharing of Insights and Improved Decision Making
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 3rd, 2014 11:10AM
Cloud Analytics Platform Gives Pharma Commercial Operations Unmatched Ability to Create and Share Analytical Stories out of Complex Data. [PR.com]
Senior Housing News Announces 2014 Architecture & Design Awards Nominees
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 2nd, 2014 10:00AM
CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Housing News , an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2nd...
Best Of LA: Week Of December 1
Source: Yahoo News | Dec 1st, 2014 8:04AM
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Sewer Repair in San Jose by San-Jose-Plumbers.com Is Now Available with a Coupon for $100 Off Trenchless Pipe ...
Source: Yahoo News | Nov 29th, 2014 3:16AM
San-Jose-Plumbers.com is now offering a coupon for $100 off trenchless sewer pipe replacement in Santa Clara County. The new offer expires on...
Gift of Reading Book Drive Spreads the Magic of Literacy
Source: Yahoo News | Nov 28th, 2014 3:23AM
RAFT, Resource Area For Teaching, and the San Jose Mercury News are partnering again to put thousands of books in the hands of children who may...
SutiSoft Announces the Release of SutiExpense Mobile 2.0
Source: Yahoo News | Nov 24th, 2014 6:16AM
SutiSoft Announces the Release of SutiExpense Mobile 2.0 (PRWeb November 24, 2014) Read the full story at...
Elasticsearch to Host First-Ever User Conference, Elastic{ON}15
Source: Yahoo News | Nov 20th, 2014 12:33PM
Pre-Registration and Call for Speakers Now Open for Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana Users Worldwide to Unite Around Search-Based Data Discovery
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