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Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community ideally located in the heart of the Silicon Valley (10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco). At just over 12 square miles, the City is home to approximately 75,000 residents, many nationally and internationally known corporations, and a thriving small business base.

From outdoor entertainment and recreation to technological industry and a thriving Downtown shopping district, Mountain View entices visitors to enjoy all it has to offer. Explore the City by playing in over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas, dining at delectable restaurants, watching live performances at the Center for Performing Arts and Shoreline Amphitheatre, discovering the historic Rengstorff House and visiting the Computer History Museum.

Mountain View is easily accessible from a variety of public transit systems with daily operating schedules. The CalTrain rail system (which chose the City as a stopping point for the Baby Bullet Commuter Train), the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail and bus lines, as well as numerous bike paths serve residents and visitors with excellent transportation options.

When planning a trip to Mountain View, you can learn more about visiting the area by viewing Local Attractions or following the links below.

For more information about the City of Mountain View, please visit the City’s About Us page or contact City Hall at (650) 903-6300 during regular business hours.

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