I visited Mountain View yesterday, and it was one of the most depressing places I have ever seen. It's the suburbs, but as expensive as a big city.
Diverse list of excellent restaurants (Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican, etc.)
No heavy traffic
Low crime rate
Lots of startups especially on Castro st.
Warmer by a few degrees than SF
Sunday Farmers Market
Yeah, it's depressing.
Silicon Valley reflects on Silicon Valley in many ways...