College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

College Terrace

Overview

Sandwiched between Stanford University and power players like HP and Lockheed Martin, College Terrace boasts a location that is every bit as elite as its reputation. Known for its streets named after famous universities (such as Princeton and Cornell), this historic neighborhood is also reputed as the residence of some of Palo Alto’s oldest homes and the city’s oldest library. Its blend of history, prestige, and accessibility is unrivaled in Silicon Valley—and contributes to College Terrace’s immense desirability.

 

In addition to the College Terrace Library, the neighborhood provides four parks, an active resident association (collegeterrace.org), and numerous community get-togethers. The Dish trails, Caltrain, excellent public schools, and the many attractions of California Avenue are all nearby, giving residents a highly coveted level of access. Proximity to Stanford means many residents work for or are affiliated with the university; several homes are owned by Stanford outright and serve as faculty housing.

 

College Terrace offers housing stock that is incredibly varied, including examples of 1890s Victorian architecture, rustic 1920s cottages, and Mid-Century Modern residences. Complemented by its classic charm and storied past, the neighborhood’s timeless character easily integrates with the needs of the modern Silicon Valley professional.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A blend of history, prestige, and access
  • One of the oldest neighborhoods in Palo Alto
  • Located between Stanford University and top companies
  • Includes 4 parks, a public library, and multiple Little Free Libraries

 

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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
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
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
Frank S. Greene Jr. 6-8 750 N. California AVE, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (408) 494-8120 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
Private School Grade Address Phone Number School District
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
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

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