Los Altos Hills Real Estate

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About Los Altos Hills

U.S. Census Facts for Los Altos Hills

  • Total Population: 7,922
  • 3,052 housing units – 89.0% owner occupied
  • Median household income: $205,694
  • Bachelors degree or higher: 84.7%
  • Median age: 49.3

Median home price: $3,650,000

Los Altos Hills has no commercial nor industrial zones. It is strictly residential. The only retail establishment in town is the book store on the campus of Foothill College. It does not have a post office, library, nor telephone exchange. Residents wanting to visit a library go to nearby county operated libraries in Los Altos or Cupertino. Mail delivery and telephone services are provided from Los Altos.

The town’s zoning requires a minimum lot size of one acre, setbacks from the property boundary, and easements for public pathways. There can only be one primary dwelling per lot. There is no multifamily housing.

In 2013 Forbes ranked Los Altos Hills as the 2nd most expensive zip code in America with a median home price of $5.4 million.

Los Altos Hills Real Estate Trends

Graph of Los Altos Hills house prices per sq. ft. from 1998 to the present
Home prices in Los Altos Hills are at the high end of the local real estate market. The low number of sales and the dynamics of high priced home sales cause Los Altos Hills market trends to deviate from broader local markets.
Graph of Los Altos Hills home sales price vs. list price from 1998 to the present
As with most homes priced at the high end of the local real estate market, Los Altos Hills houses are typically selling under list price. In 2000 and again in 2015 are the only times, where on average, homes have sold over list price.

Los Altos Hills Schools

Map of Los Altos Hills Schools
Los Altos Hills has a low school age population. Students have attended both Los Altos School District and Palo Alto Unified School District. For a summary of some of the concerns this has caused please visit the 2004 Public Education Committee web page, the 2006 Public Education Update (Power Point)

Los Altos School District, 201 Covington Road
Los Altos, CA 94024
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2008 Los Altos School District attendance boundaries

Mountain View/Los Altos Union High School District, 1299 Bryant Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040

Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306


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