Central Los Altos is located between Covington Road and Grant Road, the Foothill Expressway to the west, and in between El Monte and Springer. The borders are highly irregular, roughly breaking into a triangle and an L-shape. In 2013 the median home price was $2,200,000, so it is clear that Los Altos is home to affluent, very successful individuals — not just central Los Altos but the city as a whole.
So, what are the benefits of living in Central Los Altos versus North, South or Old Los Altos? First of all, you are located equidistantly from all that the city has to offer, but most importantly you have all the comforts of a family-friendly neighborhood conveniently within reach. Los Altos High School is located at the intersection of Almond Avenue and North San Antonio Road. Just down Almond Avenue is Almond Elementary; then, a short drive further east, near El Camino Real, is Graham Middle and St. Joseph Catholic Schools. Other private schools in the area include Pinewood School, Los Altos Christian and the St. Nicholas Catholic School.
Central Los Altos contains several parks, including Rosalita Park, McKenzie Park, Marymeade Park, and the Heritage Oaks Park. Rosalita Park is too small to contain anything but a tiny grassy lot; McKenzie Park, on the other hand, is surrounded by a thick band of mature trees and includes a children’s playground; Marymeade Park is dedicated most significantly to three lighted tennis courts, with an ample playground off to its eastern side; Heritage Oaks Park is by far the largest of the bunch, including a playground, sizeable grassy area and a walking path.
Living in Central Los Altos, you’re lucky to be just a short drive south away from the intersection of South San Antonio Road and the Foothill Expressway, easily the largest hub of shopping, dining and entertainment in the area. Just a few of the establishments include Apricot Lane, Footwear Inc, Maryam Salemi Fine Jewelry, Peninsula Beauty, Satura Cakes, Oz Boutique and more. By and large, this is a boutique mecca, perfect for those tired of chain shops, and emblematic of the affluence in the area because each boutique represents premium, small-number offerings. Dining in the same area is just as unique, with restaurants like Los Altos Grill, featuring a lively bar scene and American comfort food; Sumo Sushi Board, a family-friendly eatery with sushi boats; Sumika, offering Tokyo-style yakiton bar with grill fare, amongst many others.