Within walking distance of downtown Palo Alto, the Community Center neighborhood is a picturesque family community with a mix of both beauty and activities all in one convenient place. The center of the neighborhood is the beautiful and lush scenery of Rinconada Park. Directly next door to the park is a community pool to pass the time on a warm summer’s day. The neighborhood also has its own community center as well as the Palo Alto Art Center, where you can view galleries of artwork or participate in one of their many art workshops.
Taking a short walk, you can venture into downtown Palo Alto for a fun night on the town, where you can dine at one of the many local restaurants, which include a variety of cuisine including Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and Mediterranean, to name a few. For those who have a late night sweet tooth, treat yourself to a specialty cookie or cake from Midnight Munchies Bakery. The bakery is open late and offers delivery service to residents. Pass the night by attending one of the local jazz music festivals; or, attend one of the many art festivals throughout the year. If you are up for a date night, you can start the night by trying one of their fine dining restaurants or local lounges for a drink.
When taking a quick drive around the neighborhood, you will see large beautiful homes with professionally landscaped yards and gardens. The average homes range from three to eight bedrooms and spacious lots to accommodate a growing family. The homes line many small, picturesque well-maintained streets, while still being close to main roads such as Embarcadero, Middlefield, Channing and University Streets. The close-knit small town neighborhood feel provides a sense of security and community for local residents.
For families with children, the local educational system surpasses expectations. Walter Hays Elementary school is a top rated school with a well-rounded curriculum to get your kids properly prepared for their educational careers. Highly acclaimed Jordan Middle School and Palo Alto High School are within biking distance from most homes in the neighborhood.
If you are looking for a place to live that has the mix of neighborhood charm, but the convenience of modern living, Community Center Neighborhood is the place to hang your hat. The neighborhood prides itself on a high level of community involvement. Community Center is an ideal place for families with highly rated education, community safety, lush parks and many community activities.