Homes for Sale in Palo Alto
Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose, Palo Alto is a community of approximately 66,478 residents. Part of the San Francisco Metropolitan Bay Area and the Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is located within Santa Clara County and borders San Mateo County. Palo Alto is easily accessible to major routes, including Interstate 280, Highway 101, Highway 84 – the Dumbarton Bridge and Highway 92 – the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge. Palo Alto is home to Nobel Prize winners, Silicon Valley CEOs, venture capital firms, Hewlett-Packard and one of the most renowned universities and medical centers in the world.
The City of Palo Alto is more than 100 years old. A charming mixture of old and new, Palo Alto’s tree-lined streets and historic buildings reflect its California heritage. At the same time, Palo Alto is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. This exciting mix of tradition and innovation makes Palo Alto an extraordinary place in which to operate a business. As befits the City known as “Birthplace of the Silicon Valley,” Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated.
Palo Alto has a remarkable number of City-owned parks for its size (36 at last count) and nearly one-third of its 26 square miles is open space. Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings add to the vibrance, innate charm and beauty of Palo Alto. In addition to the world-renowned Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto features a vibrant downtown shopping district, a quieter but popular shopping and restaurant district centered around California Avenue just south of the Stanford campus, and Town & Country Village, a specialty center on El Camino Real across from Stanford Stadium.