Birthplace of Silicon Valley

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Palo Alto is known as the Birthplace of Silicon Valley. Palo Alto is well known for its a high quality of life, numerous parks and open space reserves, and a vibrant downtown area. 

In mid-2022, the median home sale price for Palo Alto almost $4 million. The price per square foot is $1,808. 

Named After a Coastal Redwood Tree

Palo Alto is located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County with a population of 67,973.  It shares its borders with Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. It is named after a coastal redwood tree called El Palo Alto.

Palo Alto is truly a destination location for families with children. In addition, the Palo Alto City Library boasts five branches.

Palo Alto City Library
City of Palo Alto

Palo Alto Style of Homes  

Palo Alto, north of Oregon Expressway, is filled with older homes, including Craftsman and California Colonials.  Some of these homes date back to the 1890s. South of Oregon Expressway, the homes, including many Joseph Eichler-designed or Eichler-style houses, were built in the first 20 years after World War II. Palo Alto

Home to Top Private University in the Country

A primary driver of housing market values in Palo Alto is the political climate that restricts new development. Palo Alto is a city that includes a large jobs-to-housing imbalance with some of the most attractive jobs in the country. Home to Stanford University, Palo Alto is one of the most expensive college town in the U.S. As a result, a majority of its students live on campus.

Stanford University

Highly Rated Public Schools

Palo Alto has very highly rated public schools. Palo Alto Unified School District is top notch. It is ranked as the top K-12 school district in California. In addition, it’s the No. 1 district of 10,000+ students nationally.

Palo Alto Unified School District
Community Services Department

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