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About Los Altos, California

Located at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, Los Altos is a city situated between Mountain View and Los Altos Hills. It was incorporated on December 1, 1952 and is Spanish for “the heights.”

Originally Los Altos was an agriculture town with many summer homes and apricot orchards. Today the city of around 30,000 residents is a very affluent bedroom community with two of the most expensive ZIP codes in the US.

Due to its close proximity to Silicon Valley, some notable tech icons have called Los Altos home including Andrew Grove, co-founder and former CEO of Intel; Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google; Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg, founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook.