One of Mountain View’s oldest neighborhoods, Monta Loma comprises a small area of approximately 1,008 households to the northwest of the downtown area. This is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Mountain View in part because of the many beautiful ’50s-era homes, such as Eichlers, Mardells, and Mackays, all of which define the “California Modern” style.
Monta Loma has a very active and involved community association, which holds several annual social events as well as having its own Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Monta Loma Neighborhood Association was the recipient of the 2010 Elizabeth Anabo BRICC Award from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The MLNA is also a member of the United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County (UNSCC).
The Monta Loma neighborhood comprises the portion of the City of Mountain View bordered by San Antonio Road, Central Expressway, Rengstorff Avenue, and Middlefield Road.
Access and Schools in Monta Loma
Monta Loma is conveniently located between several major arteries that serve commuters moving both north and south on the peninsula, and provides easy access to both Highway 101 and the Central Expressway, as well as to El Camino Real.
The school system available to Monta Loma residents is excellent, with its students scoring well above state averages. Monta Loma Elementary School and Crittenden Middle School service this neighborhood and have students that represent the diverse community. The Mountain View Whisman School District offers several unique alternative learning programs as well, such as dual language immersion, an Independent Study Program, and the PACT program.
Los Altos High School serves Monta Loma as well, offering a wide variety of college prep courses and educational enrichment opportunities to its student body. It is part of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District.