Monta Loma Mountian View Neighborhood
Monta Loma has a very active and involved community association, which holds several annual social events as well as having its own Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Monta Loma Neighborhood Association was the recipient of the 2010 Elizabeth Anabo BRICC Award from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The MLNA is also a member of the United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County (UNSCC).
Monta Loma History
The first inhabits were the Ohlone Native Americans and the land from the current corner of Central Expressway and San Antonio Road was the Castro Indian Mound, also known as Indian Hill, Castro Shell Mound, and Secondino Robles.
After World War II, an era of iconic homes began to boom. California-style mid-century modern homes by Joseph Eichler, John Calder Mackay, and Mardell Building Compan Originally the neighborhood was named by each developer as they created sections, named "Oakwood" by Eichler, as well as "Fairview" by Eichler and "Mardell Manor" by Mardell Building Company.
From 1959 until 1967, a young Steve Jobs and his family lived on Diablo Avenue in Monta Loma and he attended the local elementary school. The neighborhood has one of the best-preserved tracts of Mackay homes.