Introduction to Los Altos Hills, California

Los Altos Hills, California, in Santa Clara county, is 3 miles W of Mountain View, California and 13 miles W of San Jose, 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.


Total Population 8,314
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 24.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,389
Age of the Population 51


% of people married 71.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 83.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $250
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 11.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 16.1%
Median Gross Rent $2,494
Median House Value $2


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37%
US/American 0.4%
English 11%
Irish 8.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Los Altos Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Mountain View, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles W of San Jose, California
County Santa Clara
Standard Zip Codes 94022, 94024
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.379
Longitude -122.136

Los Altos Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches
Station SAN JOSE
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 59 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 15 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Palo Alto 29,198 $51,685
Los Altos 30,075 $208,586
Mountain View 77,973 $124,398
Palo Alto 66,478 $175,336
Portola Valley 4,515 $250
Sunnyvale 148,178 $123,996

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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