Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Overview

Home to an array of prestigious employers and one of the top universities in the world, Palo Alto is considered to be the heartbeat of Silicon Valley. It is centrally located between the metropolises of San Francisco and San Jose, giving it a premier setting imbued with vibrant energy, an extremely well-educated population, and highly acclaimed public schools.

 

Access & Innovation

The city of Palo Alto is over 120 years old, and comprises a heritage rich with history and innovation. Named after a stately 1000-year-old redwood tree, Palo Alto has long been regarded as a birthplace for advancement. It is the site of Stanford University, and it has fostered many high-tech companies and renowned inventors. In addition, the city’s strategic access to freeways, public transit, and three international airports allow it to be a local and global magnet for business and intellectual concerns.

 

Prestigious Yet Humble

Although Palo Alto is one of the most expensive communities in the country, one of the reasons that residents cherish their city is its prolific understatement. Most visitors would never think that its tree-shaded neighborhoods shelter many of the most prominent businesspeople in America, or that its quiet business parks and charming plazas host some of the most powerful companies on the globe. The low-key yet immaculate residential areas are an eclectic jumble of architectural styles and demographic compositions—and it would not be a surprise to discover a billionaire tech mogul lives just down the block.

 

Recreation For Everyone

Enjoying the same temperate climate found throughout much of the Bay Area, the city takes great care to protect its open spaces and parks, dedicating nearly one-third of its 26 square miles to open space. The city also showcases a bustling downtown anchored by University Avenue, with quaint boutiques, popular retailers, and restaurants spanning every culture and budget imaginable. Culture abounds, from the many events featuring world-renowned experts at Stanford University, to art galleries and live theater. The shopping at Stanford Mall is world-class and includes luxury brands like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Burberry, supplemented by a selection of high-end department stores.

 

Excellent Education

The Palo Alto Unified School District supplies residents with some of the best schools in the nation. Graduates from 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 school, giving them a sense of independence that is valued by parents and children alike.

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No city can compare to Palo Alto’s distinguished blend of history, suburban charm, and urban access. The city is every bit as enjoyable a place to live as it is an exciting destination to experience.

 

Notable Residents—Past and Present

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

Dave and James Franco, actor siblings

William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard

Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States of America

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple

Jeremy Lin, NBA player

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard

Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google

Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State

Steve Young, NFL Hall-of-Famer and former 49ers quarterback

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook

Home to Stanford University, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and technology companies, Palo Alto is considered to be the very heart of Silicon Valley. Centrally located between San Francisco and San Jose, Palo Alto is known for its vibrant energy, extremely well educated population and highly acclaimed public schools.

Population
66,666
MedianFamily Income
147,537

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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
Walter Hays K-5 1525 Middlefield RD, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 322-5956 Palo Alto Unified School District
Palo Verde K-5 3450 Louis RD, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 856-1672 Palo Alto Unified School District
Ohlone K-5 950 Amarillo AVE, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 856-1726 Palo Alto Unified School District
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital K-5 725 Welch RD, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (650) 497-8230 Palo Alto Unified School District
Juana Briones K-5 4100 Orme ST, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 856-0877 Palo Alto Unified School District
Herbert Hoover K-5 445 E. Charleston RD, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 320-8106 Palo Alto Unified School District
Greendell K-5 4120 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 856-0833 Palo Alto Unified School District
Fairmeadow K-5 500 E. Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 856-0845 Palo Alto Unified School District
Escondido K-5 890 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 856-1337 Palo Alto Unified School District
El Carmelo K-5 3024 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 856-0960 Palo Alto Unified School District
Duveneck K-5 705 Alester Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 322-5946 Palo Alto Unified School District
Barron Park K-5 800 Barron Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 858-0508 Palo Alto Unified School District
Addison K-5 650 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 322-5935 Palo Alto Unified School District
Lucille M. Nixon K-5 1711 Stanford Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94305 (650) 856-1622 Palo Alto Unified School District
Middle School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Jane Lathrop Stanford 6-8 480 E. Meadow DR, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 856-5188 Palo Alto Unified School District
Frank S. Greene Jr. 6-8 750 N. California AVE, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (408) 494-8120 Palo Alto Unified School District
Ellen Fletcher (Terman ) 6-8 655 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 856-9810 Palo Alto Unified School District
High School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Palo Alto 9-12 50 Embarcadero RD, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 329-3701 Palo Alto Unified School District
Henry M. Gunn 9-12 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 354-8200 Palo Alto Unified School District
Pre-school Grade Address Phone Number School District
Palo Alto Montessori Pre-school 575 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 493-5930
Private School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Hope Technology 2525 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 565-8391
Palo Alto Prep 2013 Palo Alto Prep School, Mountian View, CA (650) 493-7071
Keys K-8 2890 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 328-1711
International of the Peninsula Nursery-8 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303 650-251-8500
Emerson K-8 2800 W Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 424-1267
Challenger Preschool-8 3880 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 213-8245
Bowman International 4000 Terman Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 813-9131
Living Wisdom K-8 456 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 462-8150
Castilleja 6-12 girls only 1310 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 328-3160
College Grade Address Phone Number School District
Foothill College (Middlefeild Campus) 4000 Middlefield Road, Building I, First Floor (Administration & Registration), Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 949-6950
Other/Alternative/Special Needs Grade Address Phone Number School District
The Hospital 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (650) 497-8230
Middle College Program 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 (650) 949-7325
Parochial Grade Address Phone Number School District
Kehillah Jewish 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 213.9600
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day K-8 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306 650.494.8200
St. Elizabeth Seton K-8 1095 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 326-900
University Grade Address Phone Number School District
Stanford University 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305–2004 (650) 723-2300
Adult School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Palo Alto Adult 25 Churchill Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94031 (650) 329-3752
  • 23 miles to San Francisco Airport
  • 20 miles to San Jose Airport
  • Between Menlo Park, Los Altos, and Mountain View

Important Phone Numbers
& Websites

  • City Official Website
  • Building/Planning
  • City of Palo Alto Utilities — (650) 329-2161

Hospitals

  • Stanford Hospital
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Shopping

  • Stanford Shopping Center
  • Town & Country Village
  • Downtown Palo Alto

Parks & Recreation

  • Destination Palo Alto
  • Building/Planning
  • Shoreline Lake
  • Municipal Golf Course
  • The Baylands

Arts & Sciences

  • Palo Alto Art Center
  • Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
  • Junior Museum and Zoo

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Browse our comprehensive neighborhood guides to learn about the most desirable or most up-and-coming places to live across the country.

active
369 churchill ave,
palo alto
$39,988,000
old palo alto
5Beds / 7Baths / 10877SqFt
active
1500 cowper st,
palo alto
$22,995,000
old palo alto
5Beds / 6Baths / 7930SqFt
active
1995 waverley st,
palo alto
$16,380,000
old palo alto
5Beds / 4Baths / 6265SqFt
active
address not disclosed,
palo alto
$15,000,000
palo alto hills
active
251 middlefield rd,
palo alto
$11,111,111
crescent park
11Beds / 9Baths / 5939SqFt
active
1039 university ave,
palo alto
$10,500,000
crescent park
5Beds / 4Baths / 5617SqFt
active
435 santa rita ave,
palo alto
$9,988,000
old palo alto
4Beds / 3Baths / 3321SqFt
active
2001 webster st,
palo alto
$9,980,000
old palo alto
5Beds / 6Baths / 5042SqFt
active
1628 bryant st,
palo alto
$9,000,000
old palo alto
active
1965 cowper st,
palo alto
$7,500,000
old palo alto
5Beds / 3Baths / 3652SqFt
contingent
976 laurel glen dr,
palo alto
$6,249,000
palo alto hills
4Beds / 4Baths / 6260SqFt
pending
1230 hamilton ave,
palo alto
$5,298,000
crescent park
3Beds / 3Baths / 3889SqFt
pending
2121 byron st,
palo alto
$4,300,000
old palo alto
4Beds / 3Baths / 2378SqFt
pending
1001 hamilton ave,
palo alto
$3,998,000
crescent park
5Beds / 3Baths / 2873SqFt
pending
2991 alexis dr,
palo alto
$3,888,991
palo alto hills
pending
1201 parkinson ave,
palo alto
$3,798,000
community center
3Beds / 1Baths / 1436SqFt
pending
4198 oak hill ave,
palo alto
$3,700,000
palo alto hills
6Beds / 4Baths / 3064SqFt
pending
270 iris way,
palo alto
$3,699,000
green gables
4Beds / 3Baths / 2217SqFt
pending
0 mesa ave,
palo alto
$3,500,000
palo alto hills
pending
845 los robles ave,
palo alto
$3,499,000
barron park
3Beds / 2Baths / 2095SqFt
sold
1380 martin ave,
palo alto
$7,200,000
crescent park
5Beds / 3Baths / 3385SqFt
sold
1535 cowper st,
palo alto
$4,995,000
old palo alto
6Beds / 4Baths / 2750SqFt
sold
142 kellogg ave,
palo alto
$4,488,000
old palo alto
6Beds / 5Baths / 3250SqFt
sold
3195 south ct,
palo alto
$4,250,000
midtown
5Beds / 4Baths / 2800SqFt
sold
2525 waverley st,
palo alto
$4,198,000
midtown
3Beds / 3Baths / 2585SqFt
sold
4192 manuela ave,
palo alto
$3,998,000
palo alto hills
5Beds / 4Baths / 2912SqFt
sold
2388 louis rd,
palo alto
$3,995,000
green gables
5Beds / 4Baths / 2753SqFt
sold
2493 waverley st,
palo alto
$3,898,000
midtown
3Beds / 2Baths / 2369SqFt
sold
575 everett ave,
palo alto
$3,650,000
downtown palo alto
4Beds / 3Baths / 2395SqFt
sold
3802 magnolia dr,
palo alto
$3,488,000
barron park
4Beds / 3Baths / 2710SqFt