Los Altos downtownLos Altos is a scenic town, semi-rural, conveniently located, with notably good schools (Los Altos or Cupertino schools). The charming old style downtown enjoys superior restaurants, shops, and is a pleasant place to stroll. The town enjoys a community college and a golf course. Its a great place for pedestrians and cyclists (lots of paths), and is a quick jaunt to both Palo Alto and Mountain View, both very popular peninsula destinations.

There’s a brief history of Los Altos on that city’s website that I found interesting. First, the land that started the community was originally 140 acres purchased from Sarah Winchester. Second, Foothill Expressway used to be a right of way for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The train line ceased operations in 1964, and the expressway was put in. Love local history from the Valley of Heart’s Delight? The Los Altos History Museum is a worthwhile destination.

The zip codes don’t stay within the city’s boundaries. Both 94022 and 94024 can be found in Los Altos and adjacent Los Altos Hills.

Los Altos Real Estate Market Conditions

Below please find first information from Altos Research, and then from the RE Report (I have subscriptions to both). Altos’ data is for the city and by zip codes. It uses list prices and its charts and reports are updated automatically each week. The RE Report uses data for each full month and provides it for the city as a whole and also by four distinct regions or neighborhoods. Both reports offer a subscription option if you click on the links.

The next 3 charts are from Altos Research and they are updated weekly, so check back often!  You can see the weekly report, with even more data, by visiting the link. Subscribe for Los Altos, for one of its zip codes, or anywhere else nearby by first entering the desired zip or city in the “Search Anywhere” button and then clicking on subscribe.

Whole town- both 94022 and 94024






94024 – part of which has Cupertino schools



Los Altos Real Estate Trends at a Glance – RE Report

See the full realty report for all of Los Altos here.  The data below is based on the past month’s sales, so use the link just provided to get the most current info (updated around the 5th every month). Below, I’ll provide links for the reports to four areas within the town: Country Club, Highlands, North LA, and South of El Monte.

The real estate market in Los Altos in November experienced a month-to-month decrease in closed sales and active inventory and no change in pending sales. As anticipated, we can see signs of slight market cooling into late autumn. Still, inventory has been far short of normal for years now and it remains a good opportunity for sellers. It’s a strong seller’s market, though not as hot as it’s peak.

Trends at a Glance


Trends At a Glance Nov 2023 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $4,100,000 (-5.9%) $4,358,500 $3,812,500 (+7.5%)
Average Price $4,529,380 (+4.6%) $4,329,460 $4,015,770 (+12.8%)
No. of Sales 13 (-35.0%) 20 18 (-27.8%)
Pending (0.0%) 8 10 (-20.0%)
Active 14 (-22.2%) 18 20 (-30.0%)
Sale vs. List Price 103.0% (-0.8%) 103.8% 97.6% (+5.6%)
Days on Market 10 (-49.4%) 20 16 (-39.2%)
Days of Inventory 31 (+15.7%) 27 32 (-3.1%)


Condo and townhome market

Interested in a townhome or condominium in L.A.? You can find the most current RE Report for Los Altos condos HERE.

Here’s the chart for the town’s condo and townhouse market, which is somewhat softer than the single family home market. This November had just 2 closed sales, 3 pending sales, and 7 available listings – not much to study! These low numbers can create wild swings in the chart’s data without being representative of overall market trends, so take this with a grain of salt.


Trends At a Glance Nov 2023 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $1,611,500 (+0.7%) $1,600,000 $974,000 (+65.5%)
Average Price $1,611,500 (-6.6%) $1,724,600 $1,228,000 (+31.2%)
No. of Sales (-60.0%) 5 (-33.3%)
Pending (+50.0%) 2 (+200.0%)
Active (-22.2%) 9 11 (-36.4%)
Sale vs. List Price 98.1% (+0.4%) 97.7% 97.0% (+1.2%)
Days on Market 33 (+47.3%) 22 55 (-39.6%)
Days of Inventory 102 (+88.0%) 54 106 (-4.5%)


Interested in a particular region of the town?  Use these links for similar charts and more statistics on the Los Altos real estate market trends (it will start with houses, but you can click on “change” and have it show condominiums and townhouses):


More Info on the town

Los Altos is sometimes confused with Los Altos Hills (a separate city, but same zip codes, with generally much larger homes and lots) and also Los Gatos. If you are interested in Los Gatos, I’ve written about Los Gatos on this site, and also have an entire website / blog devoted to the town: Live in Los Gatos Blog.


Great information from my other site, www.PopeHandy.com.
Community Info on Los Altos
Wikipedia information on Los Altos
Official city of Los Altos website
Los Altos – official government site
The local paper, the Los Altos Town Crier.
Los Altos Town Crier


Home Value Estimate – What’s My Home Worth?

What's My Home WorthInterested in selling your Los Altos home, or learning about its current market value? Please reach out to me by using this form on the RE site or emailing me.  The more details you provide, the more accurate the valuation will be (if you use the form, please also jot me a quick email or expect a phone call from me to better understand remodeling, condition, etc.). Please provide your full name, email and preferably also a phone number with the address and any specifics to mary@popehandy.com or use this form. *This offer is for home owners only and for properties not currently listed or pending sale.*


Homes for sale in L.A.

Houses (and duet homes, if any) available to purchase in town – only five will be shown, click on the link at the bottom to see all.

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See all Los Altos, California Real Estate - houses.
(all data current as of 12/8/2023)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.


Condos and townhouses – again, just a few will be visible on this page, but click the link to see more, if  there are more to see.

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See all Los Altos, California Real Estate Condos and TH.
(all data current as of 12/8/2023)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.



Mary Pope-Handy and Clair Handy, Realtors selling homes in The Valley of Heart's Dellight
Looking to sell or buy a home? Mary Pope-Handy and Clair Handy sell throughout Santa Clara County,  including Los Altos, and sometimes into nearby counties also. Please reach out to us by email if you’d like to set up a time to talk by phone for an initial appointment. The best email to use is mary@popehandy.com – thank you!