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Los Altos Shopping Districts

Shopping areas of Los Altos - map


Downtown Los Altos is a unique blending of quaint and historic buildings with a friendly, small town atmosphere. The Downtown Community Plaza hosts events throughout the seasons and beautiful flowers can be found throughout the village. A six block triangle forms the heart of the business district.

More than 150 shops and boutiques offer an exceptional variety of merchandise. Well known for antiques, art galleries, home accessories, gifts and items for children, Los Altos is the perfect place for strolling along streets lined with Chinese Pistache trees. Other items found in the downtown include high style fashions, shoes, fine linens, china and kitchenware, furniture, unique children's toys, music and books, children's clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, prescription drugs, photography, stationery and cards, flowers and gifts in all sizes and shapes.

You can catch the aroma of fresh baked goods and fresh ground coffees in the coffee houses and coffee shops. Delicatessens offer sandwiches, salads and takeout foods. Popular restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines are interspersed among the downtown shops. Downtown Los Altos has many excellent service businesses such as hair salons, manicurists, beauty and health centers, barbershops, travel agents and veterinary hospitals. Two supermarkets downtown provide a full array of products.

Professional office space in downtown Los Altos includes law firms, physicians, chiropractic care, insurance companies, optometrists, dentists, accounting firms, title companies, builders and computer businesses. The town is also noted for a selection of financial institutions and real estate offices.

The Downtown Los Altos Farmers' Market is held every Thursday evening between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm during the months of May through September. The market features locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables and specialty foods.  All proceeds from this event benefit downtown maintenance and beautification.

The Los Altos Village Association has been dedicated to promoting and enhancing Downtown Los Altos since 1964. Please call the Village Association at 949-5282 for additional information or


El Camino Real Corridor

The 2-1/2 mile stretch that is the Los Altos business corridor on El Camino Real provides a wide variety of goods and services, and a gateway to the merchants on San Antonio Road. Well-known Bay Area restaurants line both main streets. Beautiful courtyard-style office complexes take advantage of this prestigious address. National, as well as locally owned, retail businesses share the amenities this regional destination center offers.


Village Court, Los AltosVillage Court

A unique combination of restaurants, services and offices, Village Court is located at the corner of El Camino and San Antonio Road. The Spanish-style complex surrounds an inviting courtyard where shoppers can sit and relax. You'll find a variety of restaurants mixed with a range of services, unusual shops, professional services and offices.

Woodland Plaza

Woodland Plaza, located on a tree-lined road next to Foothill Expressway, serves residents in south Los Altos. A small community shopping area, Woodland Plaza has a variety of stores including a supermarket, a deli and a number of adjacent professional offices.


Foothill Crossing Shopping Center

Foothill Crossing Shopping Center is located on Homestead Road near the intersection of Foothill Expressway and Interstate 280 at the border of the southernmost point of Los Altos and the community of Cupertino. The shopping center includes a beauty salon and spa, restaurants, small businesses, childcare, retail shops, a drug store, grocery store, produce store and a service station.

Los Altos RanchoRancho Shopping Center

Located in the heart of Los Altos at the corner of Foothill Expressway and Springer Road. Rancho Shopping Center is a community gathering place, featuring a market, restaurants, bakery, florist, cobbler and dry cleaners, dentist, vein and vascular practice, gas and auto repair station, jeweler-watchmaker, repair and gemology lab, beauty and barber shops, chiropractor, parent-child play center, bagel shop, coffee and yogurt shop, children's and adult art schools, beauty center and spa, dance studio, as well as several women's clothing boutiques, and state of the art health and fitness center.  Banking ATM services are available throughout the center. Large enough to serve you, small enough to know you!

Loyola Corners

Located just off Foothill Expressway at Fremont and Miramonte Avenues, Loyola Corners offers a variety of retail stores, restaurants, service businesses and professional offices.  Many of the businesses cater to children, and family activities, making this an especially family friendly and convenient neighborhood location.  Ample free parking is available to shoppers in the central parking plaza, as well as along Fremont and Miramonte Avenues.  From the earliest hours of the morning, visitors can enjoy breakfast or an energizing workout then have lunch, enjoy ice cream and attend a free bicycle workshop.  Other services available at Loyola Corners include financial institutions, auto repair, dance instruction, massage therapy, speech therapy, and exercise and physical fitness. Also available are skin care, dental care, liquor store, gas station, hair salon and real estate and insurance services. Loyola Corners is also home to California Water Service Company and a full-service post office.

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