Selma's right, I don't "hang" down there much as I am located in the North Bay. However, my office is in SF and I have clients down there, plus I drive that way all the time when I head to Monterey for some diving.
You have picked one of the "hearts" of the Silicon Valley. Mountain View is a nice town of about 71,000 residents, but the offset is home prices and you will find them very high. Of course I have no way of knowing your current situation, but Google can help you find lots of listings. The good news is that these prices are down and it is actually a bit of a buyer's market out here.
Oh...here's a map:
Mountain View is about 35 miles south of SF and about 15 miles north of San Jose. There is excellent transportaion and you can probably find a commute solution beyond driving...and Oh, yes...Google provides fee WiFi for everyone living there.
The climate there is very nice, but will be subject to Bay Area smog, as is common in the south bay where it all blows to/through. Fortunately, you will be influenced by coastal fog from time to time. Mountain View maintains a consistently moderate Mediterranean climate year round. Rand McNally ranks Mountain View's climate the eighth most desirable of 329 metropolitan areas. In January 2000, the average high in Mountain View was 56 degrees Fahrenheit; the average low was 46 degrees Fahrenheit. In July 2000, the average high was 65 degrees Fahrenheit; the average low was 54 degrees Fahrenheit. On average, Mountain View had 15 inches of rain in 2000.
July is the warmest month.
December is the coolest month.
January is the wettest month.
July is the driest month.
July has the most clear days.
January has the most cloudy days.
The highest recorded temperature was 107°F in June of 1961.
The lowest recorded temperature was 15°F in November of 2003.
Here is a little bit of a fact page: http://www.city-data.com/city/Mountain- ... ornia.html
Median resident age: 34.6 years.
Median household income in 2005: $75,411 (it was $69,362 in 2000).
2005 median house/condo value: $664,300 (it was $546,900 in 2000).
Median gross rent in 2005: $1,271.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 6.6%
A good start for information is the city web page or the chamber of commerce page which I have here for you: