“A delightful, tight-knit neighborhood with spacious homes, cozy cul-de-sacs and occasional areas with a country feel, the Grant borough offers exceptional high-end Mountain View liveability.”
One of Mountain View’s larger neighborhoods, Grant (MLS #208) is an established district once covered in flourishing fruit orchards. Its early residential history began in the 1950s and 1960s when the land was subdivided and small pockets of homes were built.
In the late 1970s, Bentley Square, an entry-level residential development, was constructed on what was once the location of the Monte Vista Drive In. Until 2011, Bentley Square was the largest addition of homes when The Enclave, a development of 53 high-end homes in the Waverly Park section was built by Summerhill Homes. Perched upon the former apricot orchard owned by Barney and Juliet Job (no relation to Steve Jobs), this subdivision offers modern exclusivity tucked in among the tree-lined streets and cul-de-sacs of this comfortable and sometimes rural borough.
Grant is notable for its expansive one and two-story homes, many sidewalk-free lanes and its recent neighborhood accessibility to the Stevens Creek Trail, this borough, like many others in Mountain View, is appealing for its atmosphere, home choices and sociability.
Neighborhood Price Point
- Tight-knit community offering exceptional high-end living along with some entry-level developments
- Modern exclusivity blended with a country atmosphere
- Spacious homes along cozy cul-de-sacs
- Easy access to the Stevens Creek Trail
History of Grant, Mountain View
One of the original developed areas in Mountain View, Grant was once an ocean of orchards. Farmers found its land fertile and as such, settled in the area. One of the oldest historic homes still standing in Mountain View is the Mercer House. This Queen Anne Victorian historic landmark was built for the sons of a well-to-do San Franciscan confectioner. In the 1800s, all of Waverly Park, Grant’s eastern-most area, were acres of orchard owned by Joel Levin.
Until 2006, the final 15-acres of undeveloped land along Grant Road was the city’s last operational farm. Known as ‘the pumpkin patch’, this plot was part of the Barney Job ranch that was run by the Schmitz family from 1987 to 2006, when they finally sold the land to Summerhill Homes. In 2011, ground was broken on The Enclave housing development in Waverly Park.