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About Los Altos, CA
Los Altos ( (listen); Spanish for “The Heights”) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 31,625 according to the 2020 census. Most of the city’s growth occurred between 1950 and 1980. Originally an agricultural town with many summer cottages and apricot orchards, Los Altos is now an affluent bedroom community on the western edge of Silicon Valley, serving as a major source of commuters to other parts of Silicon Valley. Los Altos strictly limits commercial zones to the downtown area and small shopping and office parks lining Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real. == History == The area was originally called “Banks and Braes”. Paul Shoup, an executive of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and his colleagues formed the Altos Land Company in 1906 and started the development of Los Altos. The company acquired 140 acres (57 ha) of land from Sarah Winchester. Shoup wanted to link Palo Alto and Los Gatos by making Los Altos a commuter town. It continued a train-a-day operation to and from San Francisco.
Neighborhoods in Los Altos, CA
North Los Altos, South Los Altos, Rancho, Woodland Acres – The Highlands, Loyola Corners, Castro City, Country Club, Palo Alto Hills, Charleston Meadow, Nimitz, Fairmeadow, Charleston Gardens, Midtown, Green Acres, Greater Miranda, The Crossings, Shoreline West, Cumberland South, Jackson Park, Blossom Valley