Mountain View is located in Santa Clara County, between the Santa Cruz Mountains (to the west) and the city of San Francisco (to the south). Only 25 miles separates the town from San Francisco International Airport and less than 12 miles from the International Airport of San Jose, California.
Other important cities such as: Palo Alto (to the northwest), Los Altos (to the south and southwest) and Sunnyvale (to the east) border the town.
The beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range are one of the first things you notice when you move to the city. This is also the moment when you first realize, the origin of its name. Because to the west, the Santa Cruz Mountains not only provide superb vistas, but also separate the city and the entire Santa Clara Valley from the Pacific Ocean.
The Diablo Range lies to the east, and like we said, it also offers great views from many parts of the town.
Mountain View consists mostly of residential communities served by neighborhood parks, recreational facilities, superior education, nearby shopping and dinning, and easy access to public transportation.
The famous road, El Camino Real, passes through many historic downtown neighborhoods including Mountain View.
According to Wikipedia.com, most of the business parks are concentrated in the North Shoreline neighborhood, north of Highway 101, and east of Highway 85.
The city has an elevation of 34 meters above sea level and it operates on the PDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Los Angeles, California.