Why My Family Moved To Los Altos in 1964 – History Repeating Itself For Many Silicon Valley Families
My family moved to south Los Altos in 1964, having lived briefly in Sunnyvale and before that in Minnesota. My parents bought a 4 bedroom home on a quarter acre that backed up to Awalt High School (renamed Mountain View). We were the second owners of the home. The first owners having lived there for only about 2 years.
When I ask my mother why my parents chose South Los Altos over any other neighborhood she responded with reasons similar to those of buyers today: