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Mountain View Information

Community Information for Mountain View

Mountain View, was the birthplace of the term “Silicon Valley” and currently is the home to many Fortune 500  giants like Google, Symantec and Intuit. Mountain View is boarded by Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and the San Francisco Bay. In 1956 the city was home to the first silicon semiconductor development company. With the growth of silicon manufacturers in this area, came the name “Silicon Valley”, which now refers to the high-tech businesses of this area. Revitalized downtown Mountain View (Castro Street) has a vibrant night life, restaurants, shops and festivals throughout the year.



In 1842, the Mexican land grant of 9,066 acre was given by the Alta California Governor to a Francisco Estrada. The land eventually became the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. In the late 19th century, Mountain View was as a stagecoach rest stop for the long rides from San Francisco to San Jose.  Jacob Shumway, business man and the first postmaster was credited for naming Mountain View. In the following years, the city began to see substantial growth as the shipping and produce industry expanded. After World War II the population boomed with the development of aerospace and electronics industries with in the city.   Today the city continues to grow with the expansion and constant addition of high tech companies.

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