Welcome to Palo Alto, CA! Distinctive in every way possible and named after a majestic 1000 year old coastal redwood is the 100 year old city of Palo Alto, California. Defining the city’s unique character is its dedication to a vibrant downtown that is centered amongst its various residential neighborhoods and commercial developments. With its charming mixture of old and new, tree lined streets and historical buildings, you will be proud to call Palo Alto home.
In addition, to the city’s traditional aspects, it has also gained notoriety for being a leader in cutting-edge technology. And, with its development of a 31 mile dark fiber ring, there is ultra-fast Internet access readily available! Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated. All of whom take great care to protect the city’s 26 square miles of open space and public parks (of which there are 34).
Palo Alto Attractions
An abundance of local pride and numerous neighborhood organizations contribute to Palo Alto’s community spirit. The city offers plenty of age appropriate and family friendly things to do and see. A trip to Stanford University with its various attractions including Hoover Tower, Memorial Church and the Rodin Sculpture Garden is preferred by many. Kids will love visiting Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.
October through April be sure to visit the Winter Lodge for outdoor ice skating. If you’re a golf enthusiast make sure to visit the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. When you’ve exhausted yourself by visiting the city’s various attractions, you can take in a movie, walk on the beach or dine at some incredible restaurants.
Palo Alto Housing
Palo Alto is filled with older residential homes, including Craftsman and California Colonials, many of which date back to 1890s. Much of the city’s housing supply is in the Californian style of mid-century, middle-class suburbia with most homes ranging anywhere from $800,000 and up. For more information on the housing opportunities available within this vibrant community please feel free to contact Proedge Property Management.
The Palo Alto Unified School District, with its highly rated schools, provides education for most of the city’s residential children. Other school district serving Palo Alto children include Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. High school children may attend the critically acclaimed Gunn High School, or the Palo Alto High School.
Quick Palo Alto Facts
- Population - 66,363
- Median Household Income - $122,532
- Median Home Value - $1,00,000
- Mean Travel Time – 22 Minutes