Is the Los Altos area safe for children - i.e low crime rate and good schools?

Asked by Booglesthemind, San Francisco, CA Wed Apr 22, 2009

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Nina Daruwal…, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Thu Apr 23, 2009
Hi Booglesthemind,
what an unusual title you have chosen, why so confused? Los Altos is one of the safest cities you can live in and it has excellent schools! you cannot go wrong! I work as a Public Safety commissioner for the City of Cupertino, also a very safe City with great schools! Make your choice, you will be happy in either cities, and both have great neighborhoods, but close proximity to all major freeways and amenities. I also agree with Erica, the Palo Alto is the same, so is Saratoga/Monte Sereno. Depends on what your budget is for buying a home?? I can show you properties in all these areas....explore the nighborhoods, schools are good in all, and then make your choice. CHeck out my website, you can search for homes in all these Cities.
All the Best, regards,
Nina Daruwalla
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Andrea Wince…, Agent, Milpitas, CA
Thu Apr 23, 2009
Here's 2 good resources for that type of information:
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Erica Glessi…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Wed Apr 22, 2009
If you can afford Los Altos, though, you may want to consider Palo Alto. I grew up in Palo Alto, and I believe the schools are better. Los Altos is very safe, and comfortable, and beautiful, yet Palo Alto has a great school system and better opportunities coming out of high school. Los Altos feeds to Los Altos and Mountain View high schools, and while both have merits, I believe Palo Alto High (my alma mater) and Gunn High (my husband's alma mater) are stronger as far as generating college opportunities.

Just my two cents! Enjoy Los Altos, or look at Palo Alto as well.

Erica M Nelson
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Grace Hanamo…, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Wed Apr 22, 2009
Hello Boggles, and thanks for your question.

As a former resident of Los Altos, I can say that its charmed is derived by the feeling of a smaller town, with the benefits of living near larger cities. The town of Los Altos is known both for its safety as well as its wonderful schools, and in the past, Los Altos had been voted one of the top 100 places to live in America.

The Police Department in Los Altos annually reports crime statistics on their website, which you can view at You'll notice that while Los Altos is not completely devoid of crime, the City's incidences of serious crimes are almost non-existent. This lower crime rate has also been recognized by insurance industries as moving to Los Altos from other towns may result in reduced home contents and car insurance rates.

Los Altos is also very well known for their excellent, award winning schools. To view the STAR test scores and APIs for Los Altos Schools, as well as to learn about each of the schools in Los Altos, check out this website: Thanks to a very active PTA, all of the schools (and students) in Los Altos benefit from the interaction of community and education. Each year, the school district coordinates many wonderful activities for the studens (and families) including walk-a-thons, family movie nights, school auctions, school art displays at the local Hillview Community Center, and (coming up this weekend) the Junior Olympics. Several of the schools in the district are undergoing extensive renovations, and Los Altos Education Fund or "LAEF", which is supported by donations from the community, has been able to affect lower class sizes while making up for falling state and government spending.

For more information about Los Altos, you can check out their website at If you need any other information about Los Altos, please feel free to email or contact me.

Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
Tel 408-426-1616
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Vinicius Bra…, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Wed Apr 22, 2009
I second that. Neighborhoods don't get much safer than Los Altos. I don't know of any bad Los Altos neighborhoods, not one.
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Michael Robe…, Agent, San Ramon, CA
Wed Apr 22, 2009
Absolutely! No imperical data necessary!

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