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Tree lined streets and a small village atmosphere characterize Los Altos which is located in the heart of world famous Silicon Valley. Just 40 miles south of San Francisco, Los Altos is a residential community served by seven small retail areas. The seven square mile city is developed with small businesses, schools, libraries and churches.
Incorporated in 1952, Los Altos is a general law city with five elected council members who serve four-year terms. City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Appointed commissions and committees assist the Council in an advisory capacity. The Council appointed city manager is responsible for financial and operational management of the city’s 130 employees.
Los Altos has international sister cities ties with Bendigo, Australia; Syktyvkar, Russia; Shih Lin Taiwan and Rustington, England.
Over 200 volunteers a year assist in providing city government services to the community. In 1982, Los Altos became a leader in recycling programs when it began curbside residential collection of bottles, cans and newspaper. Since then motor oil and yard waste and mixed paper have been added.
City Council and Planning Commission meetings are televised live on the city’s cable television government access channel 26. In addition, this channel carries a 24-hour video bulletin board on city services, activities and events. In January ’09 Council meetings will be streamed live to the Internet
Average versus Median Sale Prices of Single-Family Homes in Los Alto CA compiled by Silicon Valley Realtor® Pat Kapowich.
Time frame is from Sep 2005 to Sep 2016
Time frame is from Jan 2005 to Dec 2014
Results calculated from approximately 500 listings
Pat’s “Market Wise” real estate Q&A advice column runs in the Pulitzer Prize-winning San Jose Mercury News on the first and third Sunday. Look for it in a Bay Area News Group newspaper near you.
Contact him at (408) 245-7700 or Pat@SiliconValleyBroker.com