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Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.[9] From its origins as a stagecoach stop, it grew to a large suburb with a pedestrian-friendly downtown and a population of 74,066. The city borders Palo Alto
Palo Alto
and the San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
to the north, Los Altos to the south, and Moffett Federal Airfield
Moffett Federal Airfield
and Sunnyvale to the east. Situated in the southern end of the Peninsula
in the San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay Area, Mountain View is home to many high technology companies. In 1956, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, the first company to develop silicon semiconductor devices in what came to be known as Silicon Valley, was established in the city by William Shockley. Today, many of the largest technology companies in the world are headquartered in the city, including Google, Mozilla
Foundation, Symantec, and Intuit. The original Byte Shop
Byte Shop
computer store was opened at 1063 El Camino Real, Mountain View, by Paul Terrell, and the first 50 Apple I computers were sold from that location. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority integrates the city with the neighboring cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale.


1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Climate

3 Economy

3.1 Top employers 3.2 Economic past

4 Demographics

4.1 2010-2018 4.2 2000

5 Government

5.1 State and federal representatives 5.2 City Council

6 Education

6.1 Public 6.2 Private 6.3 Library

7 Infrastructure

7.1 Transportation 7.2 Utilities

8 Points of interest

8.1 Downtown 8.2 Parks 8.3 Other

9 Sister cities 10 See also 11 Notable people 12 References 13 Bibliography 14 External links

14.1 Other points of interest

History[edit] See also: Timeline of Mountain View, California

The Historic Adobe Building
Historic Adobe Building
was constructed as a Works Progress Administration project in 1934.

The Mexican land grant of Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas was given in 1842 by Alta California
Governor Juan Alvarado to Francisco Estrada. This grant was later passed on to Mariano Castro, who sold half of the land to Martin Murphy, Jr. Eventually, the former land grant became the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. The area, which is on the southwest shore of San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay, was settled in 1852 as a stagecoach station. By the early 1900s, it was a shipping point for fruit and grain, as well as a center of religious book publishing.[10] It was first known as the major center of Fremont Twp. before the first California
1852 census, for Santa Clara County. [Fremont township is bounded on the north by San Mateo county and a portion of the bay of San Francisco; on the east by Alviso and Santa Clara townships; on the south by Redwood township, and on the west by San Mateo county.] Which meant that it was a predecessor to Mayfield and Palo Alto. Mountain View Station, officially named in 1864, had its beginnings earlier as a stagecoach stop on the route between San Francisco and San Jose, including the Butterfield Overland Mail. Incorporated on November 7, 1902. Phyllis Ave. & El Camino Real of today, was closer to what was once the original town center and its then San Jose Road. The early pioneers were commonly buried at the old cemetery between Mercy & Church, off Castro Street, now the present city Library and park, aka Pioneer Park. Reverend Henry Merrill Henderson, born in Maryland, age 35, arrived in Spring of 1852, with his family to meet with relatives Ricketts and many others from Missouri & Kentucky. He was the first Baptist minister in town and soon was going by horse to Half-Moon Bay, and McCartersville (Saratoga) for services. His next-door neighbor arrived later that year, Seligman Weilheimer and brother Samuel from Dossenheim, Baden, Germany, who built at that property, the first big general merchandise store in 1856. The Fremont twp. population was about 560 by 1860, less Mayfield Post office section, which began north of present San Antonio Road. The town's early growth was due to agriculture, William Bubb later being a town figure, buying 80 acres to farm in October 1851, where he died in 1864. His heirs expanded and intermarried in the area. Agriculture remained the primary industry into the middle of the 20th century. The U.S. Navy's adjacent 1000 acre Moffett Field Complex began after 1931 and brought many economic opportunities . After World War II, the population grew significantly with the development of the aerospace and electronics industries.[11] Between 1950 and 1960, the population grew from 6,563 to 30,889, an increase of 370.7%. Between 1929 and 1994, the city was the home of the Moffett Field Naval Air Station. In 1940, the city became the home of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (now the NASA Ames Research Center), influencing the city's development of its aerospace and electronics industries.[10] Today, high technology is the foundation of the local economy, and there exist few remnants of the city's agricultural past. In 1990, Kevin Duggan began his position as city manager. He built a relationship with Google, Inc., and issued a long-term lease to that and other technology companies. As of 2014, those leases generate over $5 million per year in city revenue. Duggan reinstituted a special tax district for the Shoreline area, which was a landfill and pig farm in 1990. That money allowed the city to create a large park and golf course on the site. The Castro Street downtown area also benefitted from a special tax district.[12] Geography[edit] According to the United States
United States
Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.3 sq mi (31.8 km2), of which 12.0 sq mi (31.1 km2) is land and 0.27 sq mi (0.7 km2) (2.26%) is water. Mountain View is located at the north end of State Route 85, where it meets U.S. Route 101. State Route 82 follows the route of the historic El Camino Real through Mountain View. The city is bounded to the northwest by Palo Alto, to the north by the Bay, to the south and southwest by Los Altos, and to the east by Sunnyvale and Moffett Federal Airfield. To the west lie the Santa Cruz Mountains, after which the city is named and which separate it from the Pacific Ocean. To the east lies the Diablo Range. Both ranges, which together form the boundaries of the Santa Clara Valley, are visible from many parts of the city. Most of Mountain View consists of residential neighborhoods. Business parks are located mostly in the North Shoreline neighborhood, north of Highway 101, and east of Highway 85. Climate[edit] Mountain View has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb: dry-summer subtropical).[13] Summers are warm and dry, while winters are mild and wet. However, both summers and winters are somewhat moderated due to its relative proximity to the Pacific, although it has a lesser maritime influence than San Francisco
San Francisco
further north on the peninsula.

Climate data for Mountain View

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 75 (24) 84 (29) 85 (29) 98 (37) 100 (38) 107 (42) 105 (41) 101 (38) 105 (41) 100 (38) 89 (32) 75 (24) 107 (42)

Average high °F (°C) 59.1 (15.1) 62.4 (16.9) 65.9 (18.8) 70.2 (21.2) 74.4 (23.6) 78.2 (25.7) 80.3 (26.8) 79.4 (26.3) 80.1 (26.7) 74.4 (23.6) 65.3 (18.5) 58.6 (14.8) 70.69 (21.5)

Average low °F (°C) 39.4 (4.1) 41.3 (5.2) 43.3 (6.3) 45.2 (7.3) 49.1 (9.5) 52.3 (11.3) 55.2 (12.9) 55.5 (13.1) 52.9 (11.6) 48.4 (9.1) 42.3 (5.7) 38.3 (3.5) 46.93 (8.3)

Record low °F (°C) 21 (−6) 20 (−7) 22 (−6) 31 (−1) 33 (1) 40 (4) 43 (6) 44 (7) 37 (3) 34 (1) 26 (−3) 20 (−7) 20 (−7)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.06 (77.7) 3.31 (84.1) 2.49 (63.2) 0.98 (24.9) 0.48 (12.2) 0.09 (2.3) 0 (0) 0.03 (0.8) 0.15 (3.8) 0.76 (19.3) 1.96 (49.8) 2.95 (74.9) 16.26 (413)

Average precipitation days 10 10.5 9.6 5.2 2.6 0.7 0.2 0.2 1.5 4.1 8.3 11.1 63.9

Source: [14]


Google, whose headquarters is located in Mountain View, is also the largest employer of the city's residents.

Mountain View is one of the major cities that make up Silicon Valley, and has many notable Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
companies either headquartered there or with a large presence. As of 2018, major tech companies such as Google[15] and Mozilla
were headquartered in Mountain View.[16] After voting to increase the minimum wage incrementally in 2015, in December 2017, the Mountain View City Council implemented a mandatory $15 minimum wage, to apply to employees who work two or more hours a week. Starting on January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will be "adjusted annually based on the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose regional Consumer Price Index."[17] In 2018, the comparison site CareerBliss ranked the city number 1 in the United States
United States
on its list of Happiest Cities to Work for 2018.[18] Top employers[edit] According to the City's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[19] the main employers in the city are:

# Employer # of employees

1 Google/Alphabet 19,711

2 LinkedIn 2,018

3 Microsoft 1,668

4 Intuit 1,287

5 El Camino Hospital 1,273

6 Samsung Electronics 1,085

7 Synopsys 1,031

8 Pure Storage 900

9 Veritas Technologies 801

10 City of Mountain View 596

Economic past[edit] Due to its history as a center for semiconductor manufacturing, Mountain View has seven sites on the Environmental Protection Agency's Final National Priorities List
National Priorities List
(NPL), a list of hazardous waste sites in the United States
United States
eligible for long-term remedial action financed under the federal Superfund
program. The sites were formerly used by companies including Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, Raytheon, Spectra-Physics, Jasco Chemical, GTE
and Teledyne. These seven sites make up a portion of the 22 NPL sites in Santa Clara County, which are included in the total of 94 sites in California.[20] Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1880 250

1930 3,308

1940 3,946


1950 6,563


1960 30,889


1970 54,132


1980 58,655


1990 67,460


2000 70,708


2010 74,066


Est. 2016 80,447 [21] 8.6%

U.S. Decennial Census[22]

2010-2018[edit] The 2010 United States
United States
Census[23] reported that Mountain View had a population of 74,066. The population density was 6,034.8 people per square mile (2,330.0/km²).[23] The census reported that 73,801 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 145 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 120 (0.2%) were institutionalized.[23] There were 31,957 households, out of which 8,731 (27.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 13,806 (43.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2,456 (7.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,253 (3.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,928 (6.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 280 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 10,961 households (34.3%) were made up of individuals and 2,471 (7.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31. There were 17,515 families (54.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.01.[23] The population was spread out with 14,594 people (19.7%) under the age of 18, 5,401 people (7.3%) aged 18 to 24, 28,577 people (38.6%) aged 25 to 44, 17,647 people (23.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 7,846 people (10.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.9 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.[23] There were 33,881 housing units at an average density of 2,760.6 per square mile (1,065.9/km²), of which 13,332 (41.7%) were owner-occupied, and 18,625 (58.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.4%. 32,002 people (43.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 41,799 people (56.4%) lived in rental housing units.[23] As of 2013, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mountain View had an unemployment rate of 5%.[24] It had a female population of 49.1 percent and a male population of 50.9 percent. Persons under five were 7.1 percent, persons under 18 were 19.7 percent, and persons age 65 and older were 10.6 percent.[24] In 2016, 8.7 percent of people in Mountain View were living below the poverty line. Of the citizens over the age of sixteen, 64.3 percent were employed in the labor force, while 26.2 percent were not.[25] According to the Santa Clara County Homeless Census
and Survey, the number of homeless individuals in Mountain View increased 51% from 2015 to 2017, with 276 homeless individuals in 2015, and 416 in 2017.[26] In August 2017, the Mercury News
Mercury News
reported that Mountain View had seen RVs and recreational vehicles become the choice of residence for many working poor in the city. The city's communications coordinator called it a "new" situation, noting that many of the residents living in RVs were working up to three jobs, and that affordable housing was hard to come by in the city.[26] In December 2017, Google
received approval to build nearly 10,000 new units of housing near its future campus in the city.[15]

Demographic profile[27][28] 2010

Total Population 74,066 - 100.0%

One Race 70,305 - 94.9%

Two or more races 3,761 - 5.1%[23]

African American 1,629 - 2.2% [23]

Asian alone 19,064 - 25.7%[23]

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 16,071 - 21.7%[23]

Native American 344 - 0.5% [23]

Pacific Islander 391 - 0.5%[23]

White 41,468 - 56.0%[23]

White alone 34,052 - 46.0%

Non-Hispanic Whites 32,638 - 44.1%[23]

Other races 7,241 - 8%[23]

One other race alone 241 - 0.3%

2000[edit] As of the census[29] of 2000, there were 70,708 people, 31,242 households, and 15,902 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,263.7/km² (5,861.4/mi²). There were 32,432 housing units at an average density of 1,038.3/km² (2,688.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.77% White, 20.67% Asian, 18.26% Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 2.53% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 8.32% from other races, and 4.07% from two or more races.[29] There were 31,242 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.1% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.97.[29] In the city, the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 43.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.[29] According to a 2007 estimate the median income for a household in the city was $82,648, and the median income for a family was $105,079.[30] Males had a median income of $64,585 versus $44,358 for females. The per capita income for the city was $39,693. About 3.6% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. Government[edit]

Mountain View City Hall

Mountain View Fire Station Number 1

Mountain View has a council-manager government system. An executive city manager is in charge of several departments, while the city council, supported by several boards, commissions, and committees, is the legislature responsible for the ordinances of the city code. The executive in turn enforces the code and promulgates administrative regulations to execute it. The city clerk and attorney perform supporting roles. The Community Development Department is the agency responsible for planning and zoning.[31] State and federal representatives[edit] In the state legislature, Mountain View is in the 13th Senate District, represented by Democrat Jerry Hill, and in the 24th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Marc Berman.[32] In the United States House of Representatives, Mountain View is in California's 18th congressional district, represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo.[33] City Council[edit] Mountain View is represented by a 7-member council elected at-large. The mayor is a council member appointed by their peers each year.[34] Education[edit] Mountain View is served by a mix of public and private schools. Public[edit] The public elementary (Bubb, Castro, Huff, Landels, Mistral, Monta Loma, Stevenson, and Theuerkauf) and middle schools (Crittenden and Graham) are governed by the Mountain View-Whisman School District.[35] Springer Elementary, although located within the borders of Mountain View, is governed by the Los Altos School District. The public high schools are governed by the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District and consist of Alta Vista High School, Mountain View High School, and Los Altos High School.[36] Mountain View High and Los Altos High each contain approximately 50% Los Altos residents and 50% Mountain View residents. Some Mountain View residents attend Almond Elementary and Egan Junior High in the Los Altos School District. Mountain View taxed a large portion of its most valuable commercial and industrial properties in the Shoreline Regional Park Community at very low relative levels, and until the creation of a joint-powers agreement (JPA) in 2006, none of those property taxes reached the local schools. After the creation of the JPA, the Shoreline Regional Park Community shared less than $1 million per year with the elementary and high school districts.[37][38] A citizen-supported parcel tax, largely aimed at reducing class sizes, was recently renewed with an overwhelming positive vote.[39] The current ratio of students to full-time-equivalent teachers in the Mountain View public elementary schools is 20.4 to one.[40] Private[edit]

German International School of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
and Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley

Notable private schools in Mountain View include: Khan Lab School, a laboratory school associated with Khan Academy; Saint Francis High School, a Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
secondary school; German International School of Silicon Valley(GISSV), a PK-12 German-English bilingual international school; and Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley, a PK-12 Chinese-English bilingual international school. Library[edit]

Library exterior and sign

Mountain View has one central public library, the Mountain View Public Library, which has video, music, books, and access to the Internet. During the 2006-2007 fiscal year, 810,589 customers visited the library. Circulation was more than 1.4 million, 105,870 reference and information questions were answered, 36,693 children listened to stories and participated in children's programs. The library hosts the Mountain View Reads Together program. Also during that time, 27,342 new books and media items were added to the collection, which includes holdings of 300,000, including 210,000 books and 423 periodical subscriptions. The library also provides outreach services through the bookmobile and S.O.S. volunteer program to those in Mountain View, who are unable to come to the main branch. The building was built in 1997. The second floor of the library has a special collection in a room devoted to the history of Mountain View, which features a portrait of Crisanto Castro, for whom the major downtown thoroughfare is named.[41] Outside the library one can find a piece of the torn-down Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
on display.[42] Infrastructure[edit] Transportation[edit]

commuter rail at the Downtown Mountain View Station

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(VTA) light rail

The Downtown Mountain View Station
Downtown Mountain View Station
is the transit center for the city, connecting the public commuter rail, light rail, bus, and private shuttle systems. Mountain View is served by the Caltrain
commuter rail system, which runs from San Francisco
San Francisco
to Gilroy. The two Caltrain stations in the city are Downtown Mountain View Station
Downtown Mountain View Station
and San Antonio Station. The city is also served by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), which operates various bus lines and the light rail system. There are a total of four stations in the city on the Mountain View – Winchester VTA light rail line, with Downtown Mountain View Station serving as the northern terminus, while the other three stations are Whisman, Middlefield, and Bayshore/NASA. Many large local employers (including Google, Microsoft, Apple Inc., and NASA Ames Research Center) operate employee shuttles that stop at the Downtown Mountain View Station. There is also a free community shuttle bus that serves 50 stops within Mountain View.[43] The nearest major airports are San Jose International Airport
San Jose International Airport
(SJC), San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
(SFO), and Oakland International Airport (OAK), in that order. Moffett Federal Airfield
Moffett Federal Airfield
is located just north of Mountain View, but it is restricted to government, military, and private use. The nearest general aviation airport is the Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County. See also: List of airports in the San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
area Utilities[edit] On August 16, 2006, after over a year of test deployments, Google announced that its implementation of free IEEE 802.11g wireless service for all of the City was fully operational.[44] On February 19, 2014, the City of Mountain View and Google
announced a new connectivity plan for residents, to replace the existing system. Service will be available along the downtown corridor of Mountain View, primarily on Castro Street. Other areas to be covered include Rengstorff Park, the Mountain View Public Library, Senior, Community, and Teen Centers.[45] Points of interest[edit] Downtown[edit]

Centennial Plaza at the Downtown Mountain View Station

Mountain View has a pedestrian-friendly downtown centered on Castro Street. The downtown area consists of the seven blocks of Castro Street from the Downtown Mountain View Station
Downtown Mountain View Station
transit center in the north to the intersection with El Camino Real in the south. The transit center links the Caltrain
commuter rail and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail and bus systems.

Chez TJ, a Michelin Guide-rated restaurant in Mountain View

Four blocks with a concentration of restaurants, cafes, and shops extend south from the downtown station. Chez TJ, one of the few restaurants rated by the Michelin Guide
Michelin Guide
in the Bay Area, is located a block from Castro Street on Villa Street. Tied House, located next door, was one of the first brewpubs in the Bay Area, and is a popular stop in downtown.

Sidewalk along Castro Street in downtown Mountain View

The core of downtown is the plaza shared by City Hall, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (MVCPA) and the Mountain View Public Library. The plaza is used for many community gatherings and events, and features a collection of public art. Peninsula
Youth Theatre and TheatreWorks are among the home companies of the MVCPA.[46] The City Hall and MVCPA complex, designed by William Turnbull of San Francisco, opened in 1991.[47] Behind those buildings is Pioneer Park, formerly the site of Mountain View's first cemetery.[48] The Mountain View Police Department is located two blocks away from Castro Street on Villa Street. Since 1971, the city has held the annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival on Castro Street by closing down the street to traffic for two days. There is a farmers' market in the Caltrain
parking lot every Sunday morning. Every summer, once a month, the city celebrates Thursday Night Live by closing off Castro street to cars and providing live music events and car shows on Castro Street. The entire length of El Camino in Mountain View is a low-density commercial area.[citation needed]


The Mountain View Farmers' Market is held every Sunday in the Downtown Mountain View Station parking lot.

The largest park in the city is Shoreline Park, which was built on a landfill and runs along the Bay north of U.S. Route 101. It includes Shoreline Amphitheatre, Shoreline Golf Course, as well as Rengstorff House, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. On the north side, facing the Bay, the park includes tidal ponds and mudflats, accessible via pedestrian and bicycle paths. The San Francisco Bay Trail runs along Shoreline Park. Stevens Creek runs through Mountain View from the south and empties into the Bay in Shoreline Park. A paved pedestrian and bicycle path, the Stevens Creek Trail, runs alongside the creek for nearly its entire distance in Mountain View. Other parks include:

Eagle Park, which holds a public swimming pool, dog-friendly lawn, and World War II
World War II
war memorial Cuesta Park, a sprawling park with tennis courts, barbecue areas, and playgrounds, near El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital
and the YMCA Rengstorff Park, home to a public swimming pool, community center, skate park, and multiple playgrounds and picnic areas Charleston Park, a five-acre park located near the Googleplex. The park was designed by SWA Group who received an ASLA Centennial Medallion in 1999 for their work.[49]

Media related to Parks of Mountain View, California
at Wikimedia Commons


The Computer History Museum

Shoreline Amphitheatre

The Computer History Museum
Computer History Museum
is home to the largest and most significant collection of computing artifacts in the world. Moffett Field is a joint civil-military federal airfield located between northern Mountain View and northern Sunnyvale, California. It is home to NASA Ames Research Center
NASA Ames Research Center
and the Air National Guard. Its hangars for blimps and rigid airships (now mostly vacant) make unique landmarks for motorists on Highway 101. The Historic Adobe Building, a small events center on Moffett Boulevard, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. St. Joseph Parish was founded in 1905, and survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, only to burn down in 1928.[50] St. Joseph's Seminary operated here between 1924 and 1991.[51] The current St. Joseph church building was built in 1929.[50] Sister cities[edit] The Mountain View Sister City Affiliation was incorporated in 1974 as an independent non-profit governed by a Board of Directors. Mountain View is affiliated with the cities of

Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan Hasselt, Belgium

The rock garden in Pioneer Park was a gift from the sister city of Iwata to celebrate the completion of Mountain View's City Hall building.[52] [53] See also[edit]

San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
Area portal

Timeline of Mountain View, California St. Joseph's Seminary (Mountain View, California)

Notable people[edit] See also: Category:People from Mountain View, California

Tully Banta-Cain, two-time Super Bowl
Super Bowl
champion[54] Carroll Clark, seven-time Academy Award for Best Art Direction nominee[55] Assaf Cohen, supporting actor, Heroes and Entourage[56] Brandon Crawford, professional baseball player in MLB, plays for the San Francisco
San Francisco
Giants[57] Paula Creamer, professional golfer and formerly Women's World Golf Rankings number two player[58] Doris Gates, author and librarian[59] Dan Green, powerlifter, world record holder in 220 and 242 lbs weight classes[60] Steve Jobs, technology entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Apple, lived in Mountain View during his childhood[61] Salman Khan, online educator, resides in Mountain View[62] Mark Leonard, former left fielder for the San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants
and Baltimore Orioles Sally J. Lieber, former mayor of Mountain View and politician Kenny Roberts Jr., 2000 500cc Road Racing World Champion[63] Bianca Sierra, player for Mexico women's national football team. Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize winner and founder of Define American[citation needed]


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Bibliography[edit] See also: Bibliography of the history of Mountain View, California External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mountain View, California.

Official website Historic Homes of Mountain View Block by Block Photo Tour of Castro Street, Downtown Mountain View Mountain View (California) travel guide from Wikivoyage

Other points of interest[edit]

Monta Loma Neighborhood Neighborhood Web Site Old Mountain View Neighborhood Neighborhood Web Site

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Primary and secondary schools

Mountain View–Whisman School District

Gabriela Mistral Elementary School

Los Altos School District Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District

Mountain View High School

German International School of Silicon Valley Saint Francis High School Yew Chung International School – Silicon Valley

Other education

St. Joseph's College (closed)



Computer History Museum Googleplex Historic Adobe Building Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Rengstorff House Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Park Saint Joseph Parish


Downtown Mountain View Station Moffett Federal Airfield



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Municipalities and communities of Santa Clara County, California, United States

County seat: San Jose

Cities and towns

Campbell Cupertino Gilroy Los Altos Los Altos Hills Los Gatos Milpitas Monte Sereno Morgan Hill Mountain View Palo Alto San Jose Santa Clara Saratoga Sunnyvale


Alum Rock Burbank Cambrian Park East Foothills Fruitdale Lexington Hills Loyola San Martin Stanford

Unincorporated communities

Ashrama Bell Station Casa Loma Chemeketa Park Coyote Holy City Loma Chiquita Mountain Home New Almaden Old Gilroy Redwood Estates Rucker San Antonio Valley Sargent Sveadal


Diablo Range Lexington Hills Llagas-Uvas South Santa Clara Valley West Santa Clara

Ghost towns

Alma Lexington Patchen Wrights

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San Jose and Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley

Arboreta / Gardens

Arizona Cactus Garden Chinese Cultural Garden Emma Prusch Farm Park Hakone Gardens Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm Japanese Friendship Garden Overfelt Gardens SJ Municipal Rose Garden Stanford Arboretum Villa Montalvo Arboretum


American Musical Theatre of SJ Ballet San Jose Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Choral Project De Saisset Museum Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Gurdwara Sahib Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies Mexican Heritage Plaza Montalvo Arts Center

Villa Montalvo

Opera San José SJ City Hall SJ Flea Market SJ Improv SJ Museum of Art SJ Rep Theatre sjDANCEco Symphony Silicon Valley Triton Museum of Art Viet Museum Vivace Youth Chorus

Event venues

Avaya Stadium CEFCU Stadium City National Civic Levi's Stadium PAL Stadium San Jose Center for the Performing Arts SAP Center at San Jose SC Convention Center Shoreline Amphitheatre SJ Convention Center SJ Municipal Stadium SJSU Event Center Arena Stevens Stadium


BayCon Cinequest Film Festival FanimeCon Further Confusion LiveStrong Challenge SJ Holiday Parade SJ Jazz Festival Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
Comic Con Stanford Jazz Festival Christmas in the Park


Circle of Palms Hotel De Anza Hangar
One History Park at Kelley Park HP Garage Japanese American Museum New Almaden Peralta Adobe Portuguese Historical Museum Rengstorff House Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum SJ Museum of Quilts & Textiles Winchester Mystery House

Parks / Trails

Almaden Quicksilver County Park Alum Rock Park Anderson Lake Bay Area Ridge Trail Calero Reservoir Castle Rock State Park Coyote–Bear Park Ed Levin Park Grant Ranch County Park Guadalupe River Trail Henry W. Coe State Park Kelley Park Lake Cunningham Los Alamitos Creek
Alamitos Creek
Trail Los Gatos Creek Trail Plaza de César Chávez Rancho San Antonio Rosicrucian Park Sanborn County Park SF Bay Trail Shoreline Park Stevens Creek Trail Uvas Canyon Uvas Creek Preserve Uvas Reservoir Vasona Park

Science / Tech / Education

Children's Discovery Museum Computer History Museum Googleplex Intel
Museum Lick Observatory NASA Ames Exploration Center SJSU SCU Stanford The Tech Museum of Innovation


Eastridge Great Mall Oakridge PruneYard San Antonio Santana Row Stanford Vallco Valley Fair Westgate

Theme parks and tours

Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad California's Great America Gilroy Gardens Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Raging Waters

Vineyards / Wineries

Byington Vineyard J Lohr Vineyards and Wines Mountain Winery Picchetti Brothers Winery Savannah–Chanelle Vineyards

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San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay

Bodies of water

Bodega Bay Carquinez Strait Clifton Forebay Golden Gate Grizzly Bay Guadalupe River Half Moon Bay Lake Berryessa Napa River Oakland Estuary Petaluma River Richardson Bay Richmond Inner Harbor Russian River Sacramento River San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay San Leandro Bay San Pablo Bay Sonoma Creek Suisun Bay Tomales Bay


Alameda Contra Costa Marin Napa San Francisco San Mateo Santa Clara Solano Sonoma

Major cities

San Jose San Francisco Oakland

Cities and towns 100k–250k

Antioch Berkeley Concord Daly City Fairfield Fremont Hayward Richmond Santa Clara Santa Rosa Sunnyvale Vallejo

Cities and towns 50k–99k

Alameda Brentwood Castro Valley Cupertino Livermore Milpitas Mountain View Napa Novato Palo Alto Petaluma Pittsburg Pleasanton Redwood City San Leandro San Mateo San Rafael San Ramon South San Francisco Union City Vacaville Walnut Creek

Cities and towns 25k-50k

Belmont Benicia Burlingame Campbell Danville Dublin East Palo Alto Foster City Gilroy Los Altos Los Gatos Martinez Menlo Park Morgan Hill Newark Oakley Pacifica Pleasant Hill Rohnert Park San Bruno San Carlos San Pablo Saratoga Suisun City Windsor

Cities and towns 10k–25k

Alamo Albany American Canyon Ashland Bay Point Cherryland Clayton Discovery Bay Dixon El Cerrito El Sobrante Emeryville Fairview Half Moon Bay Healdsburg Hercules Hillsborough Lafayette Larkspur Millbrae Mill Valley Moraga North Fair Oaks Orinda Piedmont Pinole San Anselmo San Lorenzo Sonoma Stanford Tamalpais-Homestead Valley


East Bay North Bay San Francisco
San Francisco
Peninsula Silicon Valley South Bay

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