of 74 Apartments for Rent in Mountain View, CA
Mountain View is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area that is located in Santa Clara County, California. As part of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to many high-tech companies, including Google and Facebook. Commuters can use Caltrain and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail and bus service. Mountain View is 8 miles from Palo Alto, 13 miles from San Jose, and about 40 miles from San Francisco and Oakland.
Renting in Mountain View puts you between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay. Half Moon Bay is about 30 miles away, while Santa Cruz is less than 40 miles southwest. The location also allows you to take advantage of a variety of Northern California day trips and getaways. A Napa Valley wine adventure is about a 1.5-hour drive; the redwoods and beaches of Marin County are a bit closer, at about a 1.25-hour drive. Nature enthusiasts will want to make the 3.5-hour trip to Yosemite National Park.
Renting in Mountain View, CA
As part of the San Francisco Bay Area, apartments for rent in Mountain View are priced dramatically higher than most areas of the state. While the market is not nearly as tight as in the city of San Francisco, the competition between those who work in the tech industry and others who need quick access to Silicon Valley is fierce.
Activities and Attractions Shoreline Park ? Near the Google campus, this 750-acre wildlife and recreation area also contains 22,500-seat Shoreline Amphitheater, Shoreline Golf Links and the historic Rengstorff House.
San Francisco Bay Trail ? Running alongside Shoreline Park, this bicycle and pedestrian trail links the shoreline of nine counties, passing hrough 47 cities and crossing seven toll bridges.
Computer History Museum ? In the heart of the area in which the modern tech explosion began, this museum features exhibits and interactive experiences about everything related to computer technology.
Center for the Performing Arts ? More than 50 Bay Area groups offer a well-rounded season of performing arts at this center.
Shoreline Trail in Mountain View. (Photo Courtesy of Stanisalv Sedov)
Downtown Mountain View. (Photo Courtesy of Eric Fredericks)