Los Altos Hills is set on the hills near Stanford University with commanding views of the San Francisco Bay Area. One of the most expensive homes (US$ 100,000,000) ever sold in America is located in Los Altos Hills. Los Altos Hills is exclusively residential, and is best for those who prefer rough rolling hills and secluded properties. Residents enjoy the view, private pools, tennis courts, and sometimes even vineyards.
Famous residents include Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire who set the most expensive single-family home record in US history in 2011, and Andy Grove of Intel.
Pros: better price per square foot for large properties, more nature
Cons: further commute to most offices and downtowns