PALO ALTO

Is synonymous with technological innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and academic excellence.

Welcome to Palo Alto

The Epicenter of Innovation and Excellence

 

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is synonymous with technological innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and academic excellence. Home to Stanford University and the birthplace of companies like Tesla, Google, and Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto is a city that continually shapes the future. With its tree-canopied streets, top-rated schools, and vibrant cultural scene, Palo Alto offers an unparalleled quality of life.

​​​​​​​Founded by Leland Stanford in the late 19th century, Palo Alto has grown from a sleepy college town into a global hub for technology and innovation. Despite its rapid growth and transformation, the city has managed to maintain its suburban charm, complete with parks, bike paths, and a strong sense of community.

​​​​​​​The real estate market in Palo Alto is as diverse as it is competitive, featuring everything from quaint Craftsman homes to modern architectural marvels. Proximity to Stanford University and major tech companies makes Palo Alto one of the most desirable—and expensive—residential areas in the country.

What to Love

  • Intellectual and entrepreneurial energy
  • ​​​​​​​World-class educational institutions
  • ​​​​​​​Rich cultural and recreational amenities
  • ​​​​​​​Strong sense of community and civic engagement

Things to Do

Palo Alto offers a wide range of activities and events that cater to its diverse population. The Palo Alto Art Center and the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University provide cultural enrichment, while the annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts is a community favorite, featuring local artists, musicians, and food vendors

​​​​​​​Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the city's numerous parks and nature reserves, including the Arastradero Preserve, which offers hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve is a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike.

Local Lifestyle

Palo Alto is a city that thrives on intellectual curiosity and innovation. The Stanford Research Park and the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) are just a couple of the institutions driving cutting-edge research in the area. For those looking to relax and unwind, the city offers a plethora of parks, including the expansive Foothills Park and the family-friendly Rinconada Park.
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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

University Avenue is the city's main thoroughfare, lined with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. For a fine dining experience, Evvia Estiatorio offers authentic Greek cuisine in an elegant setting. For those looking for something more casual, Oren's Hummus serves up delicious Middle Eastern fare. The Stanford Shopping Center provides a luxury shopping experience, featuring high-end brands like Neiman Marcus and Louis Vuitton.

Schools

  • Walter Hays Elementary School, grades K–5 (highly rated public elementary)
  • ​​​​​​​Jordan Middle School, grades 6–8 (excellent public middle school)
  • ​​​​​​​Palo Alto High School, grades 9–12 (one of the top public high schools in the state)
  • ​​​​​​​Castilleja School, grades 6–12 (prestigious all-girls private school)

Education is a cornerstone of the Palo Alto community, and the city's schools are a testament to this commitment. Whether it's the top-ranking public schools or the elite private institutions, education in Palo Alto is second to none.

​​​​​​​Palo Alto is not just a city; it's a melting pot of ideas, cultures, and opportunities. Whether you're an innovator, an academic, or someone who simply appreciates the good life, Palo Alto has something to offer you.

    Overview for PALO ALTO, CA

    68,624 people live in PALO ALTO, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $105,070. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    68,624

    Total Population

    41.8 years

    Median Age

    High

    Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

    $105,070

    Average individual Income

    Demographics and Employment Data for PALO ALTO, CA

    PALO ALTO has 26,007 households, with an average household size of 2.62. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in PALO ALTO do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 68,624 people call PALO ALTO home. The population density is 2,853.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    68,624

    Total Population

    High

    Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

    41.8

    Median Age

    48.41 / 51.59%

    Men vs Women

    Population by Age Group

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    0-9 Years

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    10-17 Years

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    25-64 Years

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    65-74 Years

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    75+ Years

    Education Level

    • Less Than 9th Grade
    • High School Degree
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor Degree
    • Graduate Degree
    26,007

    Total Households

    2.62

    Average Household Size

    $105,070

    Average individual Income

    Households with Children

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    Marital Status

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    Commute Time

    0 to 14 Minutes
    15 to 29 Minutes
    30 to 59 Minutes
    60+ Minutes

    Schools in PALO ALTO, CA

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    The following schools are within or nearby PALO ALTO. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    Type
    Name
    Category
    Grades
    School rating
    Casa Dei Bambini School
    PRIVATE
    PreK - K
    No rating available
    PUBLIC
    K - 12th
    5/5
    Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
    PRIVATE
    K - 8th
    No rating available
    PRIVATE
    1st - 8th
    No rating available
    Casa Del Bambini School
    PRIVATE
    PreK - K
    No rating available
    PRIVATE
    K - 8th
    No rating available
    Kehillah Jewish High School
    PRIVATE
    9th - 12th
    No rating available
    Living Wisdom School Of Palo Alto
    PRIVATE
    K - 8th
    No rating available
    PRIVATE
    9th - 12th
    No rating available
    PRIVATE
    K - 6th
    No rating available
    Cornerstone Learning Foundation
    PRIVATE
    PreK - K
    No rating available
    Herbert Hoover Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    El Carmelo Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle
    PUBLIC
    6th - 8th
    5/5
    Juana Briones Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    Barron Park Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    4/5
    Ellen Fletcher Middle
    PUBLIC
    6th - 8th
    5/5
    PUBLIC
    9th - 12th
    5/5
    Palo Verde Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    Fairmeadow Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    The Girls Middle School
    PRIVATE
    6th - 8th
    No rating available
    The Girls' Middle School
    PRIVATE
    6th - 8th
    No rating available
    Stratford School - Palo Alto
    PRIVATE
    PreK - 5th
    No rating available
    International School Of The Peninsula
    PRIVATE
    PreK - 8th
    No rating available
    St Elizabeth Seton School
    PRIVATE
    PreK - 8th
    No rating available
    PRIVATE
    K - 5th
    No rating available
    Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford
    PUBLIC
    K - 12th
    No rating available
    PRIVATE
    1st - 8th
    No rating available
    PRIVATE
    K - 10th
    No rating available
    Headsup Child Development Center Palo Alto
    PRIVATE
    PreK - 8th
    No rating available
    Walter Hays Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    Addison Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    Duveneck Elementary
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    PUBLIC
    K - 5th
    5/5
    Frank S. Greene Junior Middle
    PUBLIC
    6th - 8th
    5/5
    PUBLIC
    9th - 12th
    5/5
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