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:
- Great Los Altos Schools
- Larger homes on good sized lots
- At that time, the homes were newer construction
- The street our home was on did not have much car traffic yet was accessible to major traffic routes
- It was a neighborhood of younger families with children
Its funny how some things never change. Buyers 35 years ago looked for the same things as buyers of today.