Welcome to Palo Alto
A trendy tech-forward community with luxurious charm.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto is a thriving city renowned as the birthplace of Silicon Valley. For venture capitalists and entrepreneurial techies, Palo Alto is brimming with potential. This city’s prime neighborhoods include Downtown, Midtown, Barron Park, Palo Alto Hills, Community Center, Crescent Park, and Old Palo Alto.
Palo Alto is best known for its exceptional academic facilities, including the outstanding Stanford University, desirable residential areas, and trendy vibe. It is positioned directly on the Bay and has all of the conveniences needed to make life easy and enjoyable.
Because of its ideal location and gorgeous homes, Palo Alto's properties come with a premium price tag. Whether searching for a modern bungalow or a stately mansion, this city has endless options from which you can choose.
What to Love
- Highly-rated public schools and home to Stanford University
- Desirable residential neighborhoods with unique personalities
- Plenty of green space and top conveniences
People & Lifestyle
The overall vibe in Palo Alto is upscale and contemporary. Major tech companies have chosen to headquarter here which has resulted in an influx of diverse individuals and an exciting atmosphere. While much of the area is urban, Palo Alto is adjacent to several hiking trails: most famously the Dish. Those who choose to call this city home enjoy the benefits of city-life while being in close proximity to nature and exciting outdoor activities.
Palo Alto is particularly alluring to nature enthusiasts, families, and working professionals eager to take advantage of the city's many amenities. Residents enjoy living just minutes from work, essential shopping, fun attractions, exceptional schools, and the Bay. There is so much to adore about the highly sought-after Palo Alto.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Want to live in an all-encompassing part of the San Francisco Bay Area? Palo Alto has all of your favorite stores, as well as fantastic local restaurants.
On Sand Hill Road, enjoy an afternoon of shopping at the Stanford Shopping Center. Here, you can browse the selection at upscale stores. When you have to pick up the essentials, you can find a selection of artisanal goods and local foods at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market
Several neighborhoods in Palo Alto are known for their stand-out restaurants, particularly the stretch of eateries along El Camino Real, University Avenue, and California Avenue. The stunning Stanford Shopping Center
also hosts spectacular shopping and dining destinations. Top dining establishments include Nobu, Selby’s, Evvia, Baume, and Bird Dog just to name a few.
Things to Do
There is genuinely something for everyone to do in Palo Alto-- whether you are into tech, arts, culture or nature.
Starting at the Bay, those who enjoy getting outdoors and observing wildlife will want to be sure to visit Baylands Nature Preserve, Byxbee Park, Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, and the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve Trailhead. Moving inland, don't miss out on seeing the Hewlett Packard Garage where HP was founded: often referred to as the "Birthplace of Silicon Valley."
Palo Alto is home to several excellent schools, from nursery programs to Ivy League universities. Top educational opportunities include: