Mountain View is a city named for its views of theSanta Cruz mountains. It originally began as a stagecoach stop, and it eventually grew to a large suburb with a pedestrian-friendly downtown, free wi-fi, and a population of around 75,000. The city borders Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay, as well as Los Altos and Sunnyvale and is situated in the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the Bay Area. It is home to many high tech companies, including Google, Symantec and Intuit. Mountain View has a vibrant downtown, many city Parks and desirable neighborhoods.