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Palo Alto | A Well Educated Community

With more than a century of history behind it, Palo Alto has a character all its own with a bustling downtown and a good mix of residential and business zones. The city gets its name from a 1000-year old redwood, which grows to this day next to San Francisquito Creek. Historic buildings and quaint tree-lined streets make this the quintessential California town.

The residents of Palo Alto are extremely well educated with more than half of all adults holding advanced degrees. The public schools are among the best in the country, which makes sense since the city is home to Stanford University, a leading research facility.

Palo Alto residents enjoy easy access to local businesses and top ranking public schools in addition to a wide range of amenities and recreational opportunities.

Residents enjoy shopping at outdoor malls and ethnically diverse cuisine in fine dining establishments. Other activities include cultural events, hiking through the baylands or foothills and spending time in the local parks.

Tesla Motors are just some of the high tech companies that maintain headquarters in Palo Alto. Several international law firms have also planted roots in this area. This influx of money has made the city among the most expensive places to live in America.

Palo Alto features the Stanford campus and thirteen distinct neighborhoods with unique characteristics.

Palo Alto Neighborhoods:

  • Adobe Meadow
  • Altaire
  • Alta Torre
  • Barron Park
  • Bowman
  • California Avenue East
  • Charleston Gardens
  • Charleston Meadows
  • College Terrace
  • Community Center
  • Crescent Park
  • Downtown Palo Alto
  • Downtown North
  • Duveneck - St. Francis
  • Echelon Palo Alto
  • Embarcadero-Bayshore
  • Evergreen Park
  • Fairmeadow
  • Fulton Street
  • Greater Miranda
  • Greater Mitchell Park
  • Green Acres 2
  • Green Gables
  • Greendell
  • Greenmeadow
  • Hotel President
  • Kings Lane
  • Leland Manor
  • Loma Verde
  • Manuela Ave./Esther Clark Park
  • Meadow Circle
  • Meadow Park
  • Midtown
  • Monroe Park
  • Old Palo Alto
  • Palo Alto
  • Palo Alto Hills
  • Palo Alto Keats Ct
  • Palo Alto Orchards
  • Palo Verde
  • Professorville
  • Rosewalk
  • Rosewood Drive
  • San Antonio-Charleston
  • San Antonio Rd
  • Southgate
  • South of Midtown
  • South Palo Alto
  • Triple L/Leland Manor
  • University South
  • Ventura
  • Walnut Grove