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.
- 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