Hello Considering a job in MV near Google, looking for balance of easy commute, lovely yard shops nearby.Dont know the area or where to start. Help

Asked by lisa jordan, Los Altos, CA Thu Nov 21, 2013

single family house rental $3-4k w/ nice yard
approx 1500 sqft 2-3 bedrooms 2 ba
no kids - two well behaved small dogs
love the Eichler style
visiting for first time in the next two weeks to look
any help appreciated

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Juliana Lee, Agent, Palo Alto, CA
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The area between Central Expressway and El Camino Real just off Shoreline Blvd could be a possibility. The home styles are mixed but Shoreline Blvd heads straight to the Google area and isn't overwhelmed with long distance commuters. You could walk to downtown Mountain View which is very enjoyable. California St in Mountain View has a lot of high density housing but there are single family homes behind many of the Apartments/Condominiums that are on California St.

Towards the north, the shopping center near San Antonio and California is going through a major re-build. Many/most of the homes on the "Palo Alto" side of San Antonio Rd (towards the SF Bay from Alma/Central) are Eichler homes, generally 3 or 4 bedrooms. Their rent would probably be out of your specified range but if you found a 2 bedroom it might be a very good match. San Antonio Rd would be an easy commute.

There are some small single story condominiums near the corner of Charleston and Middlefield Rd in Palo Alto which you could find appealing but they are seldom available.

Most of south Palo Alto has many Eichlers. There are a few 2 bedroom homes scattered throughout which might be in your rental range.

Downtown Mountain View near Castro St has quite a few newer townhomes and generally mixed older homes. Competition for rental housing near Google is getting quite intense.

Mountain View home values can be viewed at

Juliana Lee
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I help some of my previous buyers rent out their homes so I am constantly involved in rental but I do not have any special sources of information nor know of anything coming available.
Good luck with your search.
Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013
Thank you for the input - are you familiar with rentals ?
Flag Fri Nov 22, 2013
shahpallavi, , Los Altos, CA
Mon Nov 25, 2013
check out whisman park in mountain view.
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Elena Talis, Broker, Palo Alto, CA
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Start in Mountain View, near Castro St. and then move south towards Sunnyvale, Santa Clara. With no kids I would stay out of Palo Alto and Cupertino.
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