Welcome to Los Altos Hills
Los Altos Hills is a rustic and charming town nestled between Palo Alto, Los Altos, and the foothills. Without any commercial or industrial establishment, Los Altos Hills prides itself on being a residential-agricultural community. Large, custom-built homes with their lush acreage and often times stunning views of the San Francisco Bay enhance the landscape. Some of the most attractive and best-valued homes for sale in the Peninsula are located within the town of Los Altos Hills.
Almost all homes in Los Altos Hills are unique due to the varying and at times challenging topography, strict zoning and building regulations, and homeowners with a higher level of disposable income. Los Altos Hills contracts all public services – from police to postal – with Santa Clara County. Some homes are not even connected to the sewer system, relying instead on septic tanks. Cell phone signals can also be spotty.
Los Altos Hills has a strong equestrian and biking culture. With 90 miles of roads and trails that can be explored on foot, horseback, and bike, some equate living in Los Altos Hills to living in a national park. Every year, the town hosts a Pathways Run/Walk that begins at Westwind Community Barn, adjacent to the Byrne Preserve.
Many of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest have made Los Altos Hills home due to the serenity and rustic charm of the town. Many homeowners are able to grow grapes on their expansive lots and have cooperating arrangements with area wineries. It is not unusual for the larger Los Altos Hills estates to have majestic mansions, well-appointed guest houses, swimming pool, a tennis court, and a vineyard. Los Altos Hills has the distinction of having one of the most expensive homes sold in the United States in 2010.
2016 Los Altos Hills Sales (YTD)
Median Price: $3,862,500
Average Days on Market: 54
Total Sales: 86
Average Price per Sq. ft.: $1,152
Highest MLS Sale: $16,500,000
Lowest MLS Sale: $1,801,000
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