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Shoreline West Neighborhood Mountain View, CA

The Shoreline West neighborhood in Mountain View, CA  is defined as the neighborhood north of Shoreline Blvd and south of Escuela Ave  and  east of El Camino and west of Central Expressway.

 

Map of Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

Map of Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

 

The Shoreline West neighborhood became a distinct and different neighborhood from Old Mountain View in the 1990’s.  What attracts many residents to the Shoreline West neighborhood is the diverse housing stock.

An example of an older home found in the Shoreline West neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

An example of an older home found in the Shoreline West neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

Shoreline West has new modern homes, charming bungalows, a few Victorians, condos, and apartment buildings.

An example of a new home in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

An example of a new home in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

 

There are even some homes that are lucky enough to have alley access in addition to street access to their homes.

 

Alley Access in Shoreline West Neighborhood Mountain View, CA

Alley Access in Shoreline West Neighborhood Mountain View, CA


However, what sold me on the Shoreline West neighborhood was the availability of single family homes with income property.  You can choose from several different combinations of configurations.  A home with a mother-in-law unit, a home with a duplex and there are even several homes with a triplex.  Four or less dwellings allow the home owner to get residential financing and still reap the benefit of having income property.

An example of a backyard cottage in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

An example of a backyard cottage in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

I once asked my neighbor, who has lived in the Shoreline West area since his home was built in the 1940’s, why there were so many homes with income property.  He said when the first Silicon Boom started in the late 50’s early 60’s residents were encouraged to build rental income property as an alternative to rezoning the area and building high density apartment buildings.  High density apartment buildings are more typical in the Rengstorff Park area further north and along the California Street corridor.

1721 California Ave, an example of a condo complex in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

1721 California Ave, an example of a condo complex in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

The Shoreline West neighborhood is a short stroll to Castro Street.  Castro Street offers wonderful dining opportunities and tremendous nightlife. However, Shoreline West offers a quiet sanctuary if you are not in the mood for night life but want easy access to all that Castro Street has to offer.

Mountain View Performing Arts Center on Castro Street in Mountain View, CA

Mountain View Performance Arts Center on Castro Street in Mountain View, CA
A short stroll from the Shoreline West Neighborhood

One of the gems of the Shoreline West neighborhood is the California Market; the California Market is located at California Street and Mariposa.  The California Market has been owned by the same family since the 1970’s.  They are known for their amazing tamale’s and fresh salsas.  It is also a great place to pick up staples and fresh produce.  Their avocados are some of the best I have ever had.

 

California Market at California Street/Mariposa in Mountain View, CA

California Market at California Street/Mariposa in Mountain View, CA

 

California Market in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA   Try the Tamales!

California Market in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA
Try the Tamales!

In June of 2012 the city opened a new park in the Shoreline West neighborhood, Mariposa Park; the park is a big hit with neighbors.  I love to walk to Castro Street via the park, it is a bright happy spot filled with the laughter of children.

Mariposa Park in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

Mariposa Park in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

 

Another view of Mariposa Park in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

Another view of Mariposa Park in the Shoreline West Neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

 

The Shoreline West neighborhood has a mix of long time residents and newer residents.  This is a fairly stable area so opportunities to buy in the neighborhood are competitive.

Please contact me if you are interested in knowing more about living in the Shoreline West Neighborhood or to preview any of the available properties in the area.

Shoreline West Real Estate

 

Call me for a personal tour of the Shoreline West neighborhood in Mountain View, CA

Call me for a personal tour of the Shoreline West neighborhood in Mountain View, CA