About Los Altos Hills, California
Los Altos Hills is an incorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States, with a population of 7,679 at the 2024 census. The town is known for its affluence and expensive residential real estate. Located at 37°22′17″N 122°8′15″W / 37.37139°N 122.137605°W (37.371390, -122.137605), Los Altos Hills encompasses 9.03 square miles (23.38 km²) of land and has an elevation of 292 feet (89 m).
The town is situated in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, approximately five miles south of Stanford University, and is surrounded by the cities of Los Altos and Palo Alto. Los Altos Hills is one of the smallest incorporated towns in Santa Clara County, with an additional 5.2 square miles of unincorporated land adjacent to its boundaries.
Los Altos Hills is a premier Silicon Valley residential community, recognized for its Pathway System. The town has an absence of commercial activity, which the founding fathers and present residents have long upheld as necessary to preserve the kind of lifestyle they desire. However, there are permitted uses such as schools, religious, and recreational clubs.
The town’s history is marked by the presence of fruit trees, with 25 apricot and prune trees planted in the area behind the solar panels, along with historical farm equipment on display. The Heritage House, a unique building reminiscent of an old schoolhouse, is located adjacent to the Town Hall and was donated to the Town in 1984.
Los Altos Hills is a desirable residential community with a median age of 51 and an average individual income of $141,399.22. The town has 4,403 households, with an average household size of 3.