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Los Altos Hills,California

Santa Clara County

The beauty and extravagance of Los Altos Hills speaks for itself. Tucked against a backdrop of verdant rolling hills, Los Altos Hills is an expensive residential community in Santa Clara County, sharing proximity with the nearby town of Los Altos (which happens to be just over five miles from Palo Alto). Los Altos Hills also is about 40 miles from San Francisco.

Los Altos Hills is bounded by Page Mill Road on the north, Foothill Expressway on the east, and Moody Road and Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve to the west and the south.

Los Altos Hills offers a relatively easy commute to Silicon Valley, which is the main draw for this location. That coupled with sprawling estates, and access to open space preserves such as Rancho San Antonio and Westwind Barn, makes Los Altos Hills a coveted location to have a home amongst the rich techie club of Silicon Valley.

  • Area23.38 km²
  • Population8,517
  • WeatherHigh 28°C low 14°C
Tourist Places

Rancho San Antonio Preserve, Pearson- Arastradero Preserve, Redwood Grove Nature Preserve, Foothills Park, Los Altos History Museum, Shoup Park

What Local says

Los Altos Hills is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Los Altos Hills offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Los Altos Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Los Altos Hills and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of housing options are available in Los Altos Hills?

Huge luxury homes are peculiar to Los Altos Hills. Many of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest have made Los Altos Hills home due to the serenity and bucolic charm of the town. Home to the wealthy tribe, some of the highest-valued and most attractive homes for sale in the Peninsula can be found within this beautifully verdant town.

What is the average home price in Los Altos Hills?

Los Altos Hills with its lush settings and exquisite acreage is an expensive place to live in. Homes in Los Altos Hills have a median listing price of $5M. 

How is real estate appreciating in Los Altos Hills?

The demand for homes in Los Altos Hills has an upward swing. The market is very strong especially for those with a close-to-downtown Los Altos location or with San Francisco Bay views. Many are moving from Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View to Los Altos Hills in search of more space and privacy, while still having reasonable commutes to Apple and Google.

What are some of the most popular areas to live in Los Altos Hills?

Factors like strict zoning and building regulations, topography, and homeowners with a higher level of disposable income have given the homes in the Los Altos Hills area an exclusive quality.  Popular neighborhoods include Palo Alto, Central Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, South of El Monte, Old Los Altos, Miramonte-Springer, Fremont Hills, Loyola, North Los Altos, and West Loyola.

How is life in Los Altos Hills?

Los Altos also offers unique, locally-owned shops and boutiques as well as seasonal events like the Thursday’s farmer’s market, Art in the Park, and holiday Festival of Lights Parade. It’s a charming community with a very noncommercial small-town feel.