Mountain View Downtown Homes For Sale
Historic Old Mountain View
The Old Mountain View neighborhood is one of the most sought after areas in Mountain View. Straddling Castro Street, this neighborhood encompasses the downtown shopping/dining area as well as being home to many of the houses that showcase the history of the city.
Many visitors of this historic downtown area have been won over by its charm and unique blend of amenities, entertainment options, and tranquility. Residents of the area consider themselves luck to have both a quiet, community-minded neighborhood and a vibrant and dynamic main street all within easy walking distance.
There is a strong sense of neighborhood identity in Old Mountain View, which led to the formation in 1992 of the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association – a community group that encourages “community responsibility, identity, and pride” and is the voice and spirit of local residents.
Old Mountain View’s borders are comprised of El Camino Real, Evelyn Avenue, Shoreline Boulevard, and Highways 237 and 85. This neighborhood is the figurative and literal heart of Mountain View.
Buying a Home in Old Mountain View
With examples of each period of Mountain View’s long history represented, houses in the Old Mountain View neighborhood reflect many different styles of architecture and design. Everything from Victorians to modern multi-level homes can be found in this neighborhood in a wide array of prices.
With the average home price in the high $800,000’s in 2010, downtown real estate prices have continued to trend upward in recent years. Influenced by the continuing improvement of the downtown area, interest in this neighborhood has always been steady.
Access and Schools in the Downtown Area
Old Mountain View allows easy access to all three major freeways, El Camino Real, and multiple forms of public transportation. The residents of this neighborhood enjoy its central location and its accessibility to neighboring cities, schools, and employers.
The school system available in the Old Mountain View neighborhood is excellent, with its students scoring well above state averages in 2010. Benjamin Bubb Elementary School and Isaac Newton Graham Middle School service this neighborhood and have students that represent the diverse community. The Whisman School District offers several unique alternative learning programs as well, such as dual language immersion, an Independent Study Program, and the PACT program.
One of three high schools in the Mountain View/Los Altos Union High School District, Mountain View High offers many college prep courses and boasts an impressive variety of enrichment activities for its students.
Keller Williams Realty and Gwen Wang
Gwen brings extensive marketing experience, negotiation skill and comprehensive customer service to Keller Williams. Gwen specializes in working with buyers and sellers in Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Redwood City and other Peninsula cities. Her client base ranges from first time buyers, investors, and people who wish to trade up or downsize.
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