The market is so interesting right now. I was not able to find a ton of inventory for you, but I do have a few specific neighborhoods that have listings that match your parameters.
There are a handful of Mountain View 94043 homes, I am not sure if you like the area, the streets that have active listings in your price range are Rock, Leong, San Ardo and Morgan Court. Of these, the home on Morgan Court appears the "safest" feeling considering how close the whole area is to the freeway.
I really like Sunnyvale 94086, this is the area near Lawrence and El Camino surrounding Ponderosa Elementary. There is a very lovely home on Roble Drive for sale right now. There is another home on Planetree that has been reduced a number of times and just hit $750K, also in 94086. It is still over your focused number but it is getting closer.
In the slightly more desirable 94087 area of Sunnyvale (not too far from 85, not too far from your work) there is one home on Lynn at $699K but it is slightly odd - it has two bedrooms in the main portion of the home and then a granny unit upstairs and outside for the three/two combo. That is the only one I could find in 94087/Cherry Chase in your price range.
If you would like help in your search, I moved to Santa Clara County in 1968 and know most of the streets in the areas around Mountain View and Sunnyvale (and Los Altos). I live in San Jose now, I love North Valley and Milpitas. If you want to extend your commute to Milpitas, you can live in a wonderful community and get a lot of home (and many choices) for the money, plus good schools. But you can't guarantee 20 minutes. Sometimes it might be 15, other times 45.
Erica Nelson Estates