Scarlett Loves Mountain View

Posted 4:48 PM, March 2, 2011

By Scarlett O'Negative

Mountain View has so much going for it. Take high tech companies, for example. MV is home to Google, Symantec, Intuit, and many start ups. Some of these might even be the next high tech leaders. Personally, I love SmugMug, the photo sharing site. Isnít that such a great name?

All these clever programmers need to eat and thereís no shortage of foodie places on Castro Street, the main drag. Pick your cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican,Turkish, and many more.

Mountain View offers an assortment of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities. The Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, a stunning architectural beauty, hosts a variety of events. Shoreline Park has a boating lake and miles of paths for walking and cycling, which are linked to beautiful Stevenís Creek Trail.

The NASA Ames Research Center is located at Moffett Field, complete with a very big wind tunnel. If thatís too stratospheric for you, thereís Airship Ventures, which runs flights in one of only two zeppelins in the world.

With good jobs, good food, and lots of recreation, local residents are hopefully happy and healthy. When they do need care, they may turn to El Camino Hospital for help. POPSCI calls El Camino the most technologically advanced hospital in the world. When patients need blood, local community minded employees and residents can donate at Stanford Blood Centerís Mountain View location, close by the hospital. Local blood for local people. Thatís community spirit.

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