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2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live

Mountain View, CA

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Demographics 64
Economy 58
Education 62
Health 75
Housing 45
Infrastructure 51

#85. Mountain View, CA

A picturesque city in the Silicon Valley is Mountain View, situated between San Francisco Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Google is the main employer here, with more than 12,000 staffers.

A high-ranking healthcare system is highlighted by El Camino Hospital, and Mountain View officials have taken pride in developing the downtown area into a pedestrian-friendly district centered along Castro Street. Other major tech companies are Intuit, Mozilla and Symantec, and Mountain View was one of the first testing sites for autonomous cars.

The community has a strong public school system, and Shoreline Park is a popular gathering place with a golf course, trails and amphitheater.

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