Sylvan Park, Mountain View

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An outsider wouldn’t know the neighborhood was so conveniently located and social from wandering down the peaceful streets of Sylvan Park.

Located nearby 280, 101 and 85 freeways, as well as shopping centers, the winding side streets off of Sylvan Avenue boast one- and two two-story homes, two well-kept senior mobile mobile-home parks, and a few apartment complexes, all centered on a spacious park.

Neighborhood traditions include an annual Fourth of July parade in the park and a potluck every six weeks, which a different neighbor hosts each time.

In December, there is a Christmas caroling event in which the neighbors Neighbors meet at one house and serenade each other with carols at a Christmas-caroling event every December.

FACTS

CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOLS: Kids Korner Christian Child Care Center, 250 E. Dana St.; Western Montessori Day School, 323 Moorpark Way; YMCA — Slater, 325 Gladys Ave.

FIRE STATION: No. 4, 229 N. Whisman Road

LOCATION: bounded by West El Camino Real, Highway 85, Highway 237 and the Sunnyvale border

PARKS: Sylvan Park, Sylvan Avenue and DeVoto Street

POST OFFICE: Mountain View, 211 Hope St.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS: St. Stephen Lutheran School, 320 Moorpark Way

PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Mtn. View-Whisman School District — Landels Elementary School, Graham Middle School; Mtn. View-Los Altos Union High School Distric — Mountain View High School

SHOPPING: Americana Shopping Center — Lucky Stores

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