Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto

Overview

Forming the epicenter of all activity in Palo Alto, Downtown Palo Alto is a community where power and prestige mingle with ultimate convenience. Numerous companies have offices or storefronts along University Avenue, one of the most dynamic streets in Silicon Valley, and residents enjoy access to Caltrain, nightlife, entertainment, and cuisines representing cultures all over the world. Split into two sub-neighborhoods of Downtown North and University South, Downtown Palo Alto creates one of the most eclectic communities in all of the Bay Area.

 

This neighborhood initially began to bloom at the turn of the nineteenth century while Stanford University was under construction. Today, the area’s legacy as a heavily mixed-use community remains. Commercial and retail buildings closely adjoin residential developments and apartment complexes, imparting a big-city feel to a relatively small area. Despite its constant whir of business, Downtown Palo Alto is home to a handful of parks and also borders San Francisquito Creek; these features provide a relaxed, suburban undertone to the area. Housing is extremely varied in this neighborhood, ranging from century-old homes to modern condominiums. However, buyers covet Downtown Palo Alto for its premier access to shopping, dining, and transportation, not to mention proximity to world-class companies and attractions like Stanford University.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Premier access to top amenities
  • Big-city flair with suburban undertone
  • Anchored by exciting University Avenue
  • One of the most dynamic communities in the Bay Area

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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
Escondido K-5 890 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 856-1337 Palo Alto Unified School District
Duveneck K-5 705 Alester Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 322-5946 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
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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active
470 ruthven ave,
palo alto
$6,000,000
downtown palo alto
4Beds / 3Baths / 2617SqFt
active
325 channing ave 117,
palo alto
$5,000,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 2Baths / 2100SqFt
active
101 alma st 301,
palo alto
$1,598,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 2Baths / 1457SqFt
active
101 alma st 102,
palo alto
$999,950
downtown palo alto
1Beds / 1Baths / 1032SqFt
pending
674 hamilton ave unit a,
palo alto
$1,988,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 2Baths / 1611SqFt
pending
511 channing ave,
palo alto
$1,399,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 2Baths / 1038SqFt
pending
427 alma st 308,
palo alto
$1,388,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 2Baths / 890SqFt
contingent
190 everett ave,
palo alto
$1,200,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 1Baths / 776SqFt
pending
555 byron st 302,
palo alto
$999,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 2Baths / 1454SqFt
sold
520 channing ave,
palo alto
$2,398,000
downtown palo alto
3Beds / 2Baths / 1580SqFt
sold
673 waverley st 673,
palo alto
$1,795,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 2Baths / 1582SqFt
sold
629 forest ave,
palo alto
$1,499,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 1Baths / 1136SqFt
sold
555 byron st 107,
palo alto
$1,098,000
downtown palo alto
2Beds / 2Baths / 1354SqFt