Mountain View is made up of many diverse neighborhoods and housing options. The most expensive homes are located west of El Camino., the least expensive tend to be closer to highway 101. Mountain VIew has single family homes, townhomes and condos, multi unit residences. Some neighborhoods have quite a mix of housing while others are made up of only single family homes. Depending on the neighborhood, children in Mountain View either attend schools in the Mountain View/Whisman elementary school district or the Los Altos elementary school district. Older children would attend either Los Altos High or Mountain View high scchool. Downtown Mountain View has some lovely older "character" homes that break the look of the standard tract ranch home. With its diversity in housing, people and educatoin, Mountain View is a great place to call home. Note: due to recent school closers a buyer should make sure they verify the attendences boundaries of teh neighborhood school prior to removing any contract contingencies.