As its name implies, this community has, at its center, Sylvan Park. Its western edge is formed by the West Valley and Southbay Freeways, its southern by West El Camino Real, its eastern by Acalanes Drive, and its northern by East Evelyn Avenue. If you are looking for a family-friendly home in the Mountain View area, this neighborhood is ideal, particularly because its population of kids is growing. The neighbors here often link up for holidays like the Fourth of July and pride the area on features like wide sidewalks, which keep the area safe for children. Homes in the neighborhood are right in line with the area, with most single-family structures and condos starting at around $1M.
Sylvan Park, the actual park, is very well-balanced. It features four tennis courts, a huge open grassy area in its middle, and playgrounds to its north. A paved path winds through the entire park, and there are barbeque pits and picnic tables as well. To the southwest of the community is the intersection of Grant Road and West El Camino Real, which produces a huge nexus of shopping consisting of the Southwood Shopping Center, the Mountain View Shopping Center, and Grant Park Plaza. Stores in this hub are certainly focused around functional service providers, like O’Reilly Auto Parks, the Summerwinds Nursery, the Mountain View Garden Center, Nob HIll Foods and 99 Ranch Market. However, there are small shops like AT&T, Walgreens, and Artistic Kitchen, as well as big box stores like Marshalls.
Dining around this same intersection is quite varied. Sushi 85 offers all-you-can eat Japanese options in addition to sushi; Chaat Paradise provides Indian fare for vegetarians and non-vegetarians; Una Mas offers counter-served modern Mexican cuisine, while more traditional Mexican fare is provided by Los Charros and Taqueria Margaritas