The map shows where residents in Los Altos and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Mountain View, CA and Los Altos Hills, CA are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Los Altos, CA map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

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The most desired areas tend to be in the north parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the southwest regions.

Median house prices in Los Altos, CA are $2,580,090, meaning Los Altos homes are much more expensive than the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Watertown, NY and Paragould, AR, and found homes in Los Altos cost much more.

Compared to California, Los Altos home prices are much more expensive than the state's average of $730,840. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Los Altos, CA.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Los Altos varies very little.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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