Mountain View is in the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, and located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay. As part of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to many high-tech companies, including Google, Mozilla Foundation, Symantec, and Intuit. The leases paid by these companies generates over $5 million per year in city revenue. The cost of living in Mountain View city is 48% higher than the California average, and 102% higher than the national average. Every year the city has held the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival on Castro Street by closing down the street to traffic for two days. There is a farmer’s market in the Caltrain parking lot every Sunday morning. Every summer, once a month, the city celebrates Thursday Night Live by closing off Castro street to cars and providing live music events and car shows on Castro Street. These events, plus the high cost of living in the area make it especially important to take a few minutes to compare all the options for cheap car insurance Mountain View can offer.
The overall crime rate in Mountain View city is 51% lower than the national average, and the city is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States. The Mountain View Police Department has 100 sworn officers and support staff, as well as specialized units. 2015 reports show that the number of total year over year crimes in Mountain View city has decreased by 35%. Low crime rates mean a lower risk of theft or vandalism, which helps reduce the cost of auto insurance premiums.
Mountain View Insurance Requirements
All California state residents are required to have the basic liability insurance coverage in the following limits:
- $5,000 of property damage liability per incident
- $15,000 of bodily injury liability per person
- $30,000 of bodily injury liability per incident
The minimum coverage may be all the law requires, but Mountain View has a large population of higher income residents, and lots of traffic. This can put you at risk for more than what is covered by just liability. Car repairs and towing can quickly wipe out your savings, so consider adding these options for the best cheap car insurance Mountain View can provide.
- Towing and labor
- Rental reimbursement
- Uninsured motorist bodily injury
Mountain View Public Transportation
There are 2 airports and 10 Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the Mountain View city city center. The CalTrain rail system, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail and bus lines, as well as numerous bike paths provide residents and visitors with excellent transportation options. The number of people who take public transportation in Mountain View city is 17% higher than the national average.