Loyola: Great amenities, and a friendly atmosphere makes this an ideal place. Apartments are pretty scarce to nonexistent in this area, with the majority of available rental property in the form of single-family homes.
Loyola Corners: Another neighborhood with great amenities.
Grant Rd/Richardson: Relatively more affordable, and has the availability of excellent amenities.
Most of the residents drive their own automobiles. Many commute with a pretty reasonable commute. Nature lovers will dig the many bicycle lanes, parks and bicycle tours in Los Altos.