Mountain View Tourism, California

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Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. From its origins as a stagecoach stop, it grew to a large suburb with a pedestrian-friendly downtown, free wi-fi, and a population of 74,066. The city borders Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay to the north, Los Altos to the south, and Moffett Federal Airfield and Sunnyvale to the east. Situated in the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mountain View is home to many high technology companies. In 1956, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, the first company to develop silicon semiconductor devices in what came to be known as Silicon Valley, was established in the city by William Shockley. Today, many of the largest technology companies in the world are headquartered in the city, including Google, Mozilla Foundation, Symantec, and Intuit. The original Byte Shop computer store was opened at 1063 El Camino Real, Mountain View by Paul Terrell, and the first 50 Apple I computers were sold from that location. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority integrates the city with the neighboring cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale.


Mountain View is a prominent branch of the Silicon Valley of California. Technology-based companies like Google, Mozilla Foundation and many others have set up offices in this town. Downtown Mountain View is a collection of shops and restaurants with some of the best food in the state. A visit to Mountain View is incomplete without a meal in the downtown area. There is a computer history museum that documents the technological advancement in the software industry. You will also find plenty of parks and recreation areas all over the city to unwind after a long day. Sports enthusiast should head to the Shoreline Aquatic Center for windsurfing and boating. Travel to Mountain View for a bit of tech and a bit of nature nestled closed to each other. 


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Facts and Stats for Mountain View*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mountain View

    Know the pollution level of Mountain View before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 42.97 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.11 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.7 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.48 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.74 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.22 (Moderate)
  • Mountain View: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mountain View for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mountain View.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.51 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.49 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.05 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.88 (Low)
    • Drug offense 56.41 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.62 (Moderate)
  • Living in Mountain View - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Mountain View is 180.22 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 53.81 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.02 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 50.33 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.02 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.1 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.59 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 144.12 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mountain View

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mountain View

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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