Blossom Valley

Blossom Valley is a neighborhood in Mountain View, California, bordered by South Springer Road to the west, Miramonte Avenue to the east, Lincoln Drive to the south and Marilyn Drive to the north. This family-friendly neighborhood was once the site of several orchards, upon which ranch-style homes were built during the post-war boom. Here the 1950s is still alive and well in the architecture; retaining this feel, even as houses are made larger to suit today’s tastes, is one common goal of homeowners in thimagese neighborhood.

The Blossom Valley Shopping Center is within walking distance. It features stores like Pet Food Express, Bay Design, Steve’s Hallmark, John Warnock and Safeway; dining options in this center also include House of Bagels, Mike’s Pizza, and the China Cafe. Private and public schools serve the area: St. Joseph Catholic School and St. Francis High School, as well as Bubb Elementary, Springer Elementary, Graham Middle, Blach Intermediate, Mountain View High School and Los Altos High School. More than any other feature of this community, residents are attracted to the quiet cul-de-sac lots and the high amount of children in the neighborhood.

There are many parks in the area, but the most convenient and substantial is Cuesta Park at Cuesta Drive and Grand Road. Just north of St. Francis High School and the El Camino Hospital, the most popular feature of this park is simply its size. It stretches several acres of open green space, lined with beautiful trees and a cement walking path. While there is a playground and a tennis court, this park is most popular with dog owners and those who like to play sports like soccer, once again due to the large amount of space.