With a population of approximately 8,000 residents and one of the highest median household incomes in the country, Los Altos Hills is well known for upscale homes, country clubs, and equestrian friendly properties. Industry is not allowed within the town limits and new home construction in Los Altos Hills require a one-acre minimum lot. Many properties within the hills have had their original 1970’s ranch style homes torn down and built out with incredible palatial estates that sell for some of the highest prices in the Silicon Valley.
The Town of Los Altos Hills has a very politically active citizenry, and has several volunteer committees covering issues such as open space, environmental initiatives, and maintenance of historical places within the town. Foothill College is located off El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills, and offers 2 year degree, certificate or transfer programs. Los Altos Hills piggy backs off the utility services and downtown amenities of nearby Los Altos, as well as the excellent Los Altos Schools. There is a portion of Los Altos Hills to the North that is zoned into Palo Alto Schools, and this area tends to record higher real estate sale prices.
Los Altos Hills spans across the 94022 and 94024 zip codes, and shares these zip codes with Los Altos. While close to nearby Los Altos and the hustle and bustle of the Silicon Valley, Los Altos Hills is one of the few places that takes you back to the natural roots of the region. For those with deep pockets looking for a serene environment with trees and a genuinely rural feel, Los Altos Hills is an excellent option.