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Status

Age Friendly

Senior Population

5,784

Population

28,976

Current vs. 2060 Senior Population

20%
25%

Originally an agricultural town with many summer cottages and apricot orchards, Los Altos is now an affluent bedroom community. Commercial zones are strictly limited to the downtown area and small shopping and office parks lining Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real. What is especially interesting about this city is that in 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, along with others including Ronald Wayne, built the first 50 Apple I’s in Jobs’s garage in Los Altos. In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg rented a home in Los Altos where he and other early Facebook employees developed the then-nascent company. Many popular events happen in this city, including the Pet Parade, Halloween Festival, Main Street Parade, Los Altos Rotary Club Fine Art Show, Downtown Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, Los Altos Village Association, Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market, (Thursdays 4–8 p.m., May through September), Los Altos Village Association, Los Altos Fall Festival, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, Festival of Lights Parade and Los Altos High School Homecoming Parade.

Mayor

Jeannie Bruins

Age-Friendly Contact

Manny Hernandez
Recreation & Community Services Director
(650) 947-2889
mhernandez@losaltosca.gov

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