Introduction to Los Altos Hills, California
Los Altos Hills History
Los Altos Hills was named after the Mission Santa Clara. The land where the town is located was a part of Rancho la Purissima Concepcion, which was granted to Jose Gorgonio in 1840. Los Altos Hills was incorporated as a town on January 27, 1956.
Los Altos Hills and Nearby Attractions
- Los Altos History Museum.
- San Jose Museum of Art.
- Ardenwood Historic Farm.
- Penitencia Creek County Park.
- Calero County Park.
- Vasona Lake County Park.
Things To Do In Los Altos Hills
Local parks include the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the Sunnyvale Baylands Park, Coyote Hills Regional Park and Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park. Local museums include the Hiller Aviation Museum, the Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
Los Altos Hills Transportation
Flights are available from the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Los Altos Hills Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Foothill College, De Anza College and Stanford University.