East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto

Overview

Stemming from a long, colorful history, the city of East Palo Alto (commonly known as EPA) now embraces a very promising future. It is a historically significant area that has seen many transitions in both industries and demographics, and today the city is on the cusp of its next dramatic change.

 

A Dynamic Past

The history of East Palo Alto goes back all the way to approximately 1500 BC, when the ancient Ohlone tribe of Native Americans used the site as a temporary settlement. Centuries later, an attempt was made by American settlers to make the area a shipping destination in 1849. Though this effort met no success, a brick factory was installed and operated in the area for a time until farmers and flower-growers reclaimed the land for agricultural use. Urbanization efforts after WWII transformed much of the farmland into residential developments, inducing several waves of demographic changes augmented by the recent arrival of popular commercial developments.

 

Prime Real Estate

Despite being called East Palo Alto, the city is actually directly north of Palo Alto. East Palo Alto is often incorrectly assumed to be part of the city of Palo Alto, even though it has been a separate entity since 1983. Before that, the vicinity was regarded as an unincorporated “island” of San Mateo County, which led to a lack of neighborly unity and organization. Overcoming many cultural and socioeconomic contentions in the past few decades, East Palo Alto is now emerging as a destination for both residential and commercial developers.

 

Growth & Expansion

In recent years, more than a quarter of East Palo Alto has been replaced with new housing and well-known retail establishments, including IKEA, Target, and The Home Depot. Amazon has moved offices into the area, and the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel has been installed in one corner of the city to showcase the area’s potential for gentrification. The neighboring presences of Facebook’s campus and Dumbarton Bridge have also encouraged commuting residents to take advantage of living within the city’s highly central location.

 

Leisure & Recreation

Since East Palo Alto borders San Francisco Bay, the area offers much scenery for residents to enjoy. Direct access to the Baylands trails allows for easy bicycle commuting to nearby companies and abundant recreational opportunities. From the scenic outskirts of the city, residents can see miles of wetlands and natural surroundings with the mountainous Diablo Range looming in the distance. Golf courses, the Palo Alto Airport, and major events at Shoreline Amphitheatre are all easily accessible. Additionally, a weekly farmers market is held in the city, and downtown attractions in both Palo Alto and Menlo Park are a short drive away.

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In just the past several years, East Palo Alto has matured from a metaphorical oddball into an eclectic community abounding with modern potential. Its coveted setting between major tech campuses and premier neighborhoods is redefining the city as a haven for commuters and a hotbed of commercial development. The changes brought on by this transformation may very well position East Palo Alto to become the home for some of Silicon Valley’s most dramatically appreciated real estate.

 

 

Notable Residents—Past and Present

Paul Bradford, former NFL player

KeeSean Johnson, NFL player

Sean T, rapper and record producer

Devin Wyman, former NFL player

 

Population
29,519
MedianFamily Income
58,783

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The public schools are among the best in the nation. Graduates from the local high schools attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, with a much larger than average number admitted to neighboring Stanford. Abundant bike paths make it easy for most students to bike to their local schools, giving them a sense of independence that is valued by parents and children alike.

 

Elementary School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Los Robles Magnet Academy K-8 2450 Ralmar Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 329-6536 Ravenswood City Elementary School District
Green Oaks Academy K-5 2450 Ralmar Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 329-2800 Ravenswood City Elementary School District
Costano K-8 2695 Fordham Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 329-2800 Ravenswood City Elementary School District
Brentwood Academy K-5 2086 Clarke Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 329-2800 Ravenswood City Elementary School District
Belle Haven K-8 415 Ivy Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 329-2898 Ravenswood City Elementary
Middle School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Ronald Mcnair Academy 6-8 2033 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 329-2800 Ravenswood City Elementary School District
Cesar Chavez Academy 6-8 2450 Ralmar Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 329-6700 Ravenswood City Elementary School District
High School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Oxford Day Academy 9-12 1001 Beech Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 260-3152 San Mateo County Office Of Education School District
East Palo Alto Academy 9-12 1050 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 893-8900 Sequoia Union High School District
Aspire East Palo Alto Charter K-12 1286 Runnymede Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (510) 434-5000 Ravenswood City Elementary School District
Private School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Eastside College Preparatory 9-12 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 688-0850

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active
1062 runnymede st,
east palo alto
$3,300,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
active
22 shorebreeze ct,
east palo alto
$1,799,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
4Beds / 2Baths / 2350SqFt
active
922 holly pl,
east palo alto
$1,449,888
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
4Beds / 2Baths / 2082SqFt
active
2313 vines ct,
east palo alto
$1,298,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
4Beds / 2Baths / 1800SqFt
active
1451 kavanaugh dr,
east palo alto
$1,280,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
3Beds / 2Baths / 1880SqFt
active
1144 laurel ave,
east palo alto
$1,249,950
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
5Beds / 3Baths / 2170SqFt
active
1102 alberni st,
east palo alto
$1,175,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
4Beds / 3Baths / 1160SqFt
active
119 mission dr,
east palo alto
$1,100,000
woodland / newell area
2Beds / 2Baths / 1557SqFt
active
180 jasmine way,
east palo alto
$1,098,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
3Beds / 1Baths / 1110SqFt
active
1044 bradley way,
east palo alto
$1,080,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
3Beds / 2Baths / 1080SqFt
pending
458 bell st,
east palo alto
$1,998,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
5Beds / 3Baths / 3440SqFt
pending
924 oconnor st,
east palo alto
$1,445,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
4Beds / 2Baths / 2020SqFt
pending
1015 laurel ave,
east palo alto
$1,150,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
5Beds / 3Baths / 1991SqFt
pending
2442 fordham st,
east palo alto
$1,049,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
4Beds / 2Baths / 1660SqFt
contingent
752 camphor way,
east palo alto
$1,039,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
3Beds / 1Baths / 1060SqFt
pending
1783 michigan ave,
east palo alto
$1,000,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
3Beds / 2Baths / 1410SqFt
pending
2120 dumbarton ave,
east palo alto
$998,750
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
1856SqFt
pending
14 buchanan ct,
east palo alto
$998,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
4Beds / 2Baths / 2040SqFt
pending
6 bell ct,
east palo alto
$985,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
3Beds / 2Baths / 1080SqFt
pending
2284 addison ave,
east palo alto
$955,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
3Beds / 2Baths / 1532SqFt
sold
2109 myrtle pl,
east palo alto
$1,398,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
4Beds / 2Baths / 2000SqFt
sold
2253 addison ave,
east palo alto
$799,000
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
2Beds / 1Baths / 860SqFt
sold
2398 palo verde ave,
east palo alto
$749,950
east of u.s. 101 east palo alto
3Beds / 2Baths / 1260SqFt