Mountain House is envisioned as a self-sufficient community offering employment, goods, services, and recreation. Land use and circulation are designed to encourage walking, bicycling, and transit use in a highly landscaped, visually attractive community. Mountain House is a small community resting at foot of the eastern side of the Altamont hills. Mountain House has grown substantially due to the affordability when compared to the bay area real estate market. In fact, Mountain House was planned to cater to those bay area commuters conveniently located near highways offering a fast route to many bay area locations.