Palo Alto Real Estate

The City of Palo Alto was named after a majestic 1000 year-old coastal redwood tree, which was found growing by the San Francisquito Creek, the same place where early Spanish explorers settled centuries ago.

Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose, Palo Alto is a community of approximately 61,200 residents. Its blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtown defines Palo Alto’s unique character. A charming mixture of old and new, its 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. (As befits the City known as the “Birthplace of the Silicon Valley,” Palo Alto has developed a 31-mile dark fiber ring for ultra-fast Internet access.) The willingness to mix tradition and innovation enlivens Palo Alto’s businesses and technologies.

Complementing its business community, Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, politically aware, and culturally sophisticated. An abundance of local pride and numerous neighborhood organizations contribute to Palo Alto’s charming and upscale commercial and residential areas.

Also characteristic of Palo Alto is the care it takes to protect open space and parkland. Palo Alto has a remarkable number of City-owned parks for its size (34 at last count) and nearly one-third of its 26 square miles is open space. The gentle climate and nearby diverse natural settings allows for many outdoor activities. The San Francisco Bay offers views of bird and aquatic life in their natural habitat. The rolling hills to the west provide trails for hiking and cycling.

Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings adds to the vibrancy, innate charm, and beauty of Palo Alto.

Distinctive in every way, Palo Alto offers a diverse and exciting environment in which to work and live.