Mountain View is named after its view of the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. You'll also find a great view from the top of the heap of tech firms in the region, with tech kings, Google and LinkedIn, calling Mountain View home. Like other Silicon Valley cities, rent in Mountain View won't come cheap if you want to play with the big dogs.
El Camino Real and the 101 are the two major arterial highways through Mountain View, with Route 85 connecting the two near the city center. Mountain View is connected to the rest of the region by Caltrain with stops at Downtown Mountain View Station and San Antonio Station. Palo Alto and Los Altos meet up at Mountain View's north and western borders, while Sunnyvale neighbors the city to the east.