Palo Alto

Welcome to Palo Alto

A bustling urban community at the heart of Silicon Valley

 

Situated between San Francisco and San Jose, Palo Alto is a bustling community with a thriving economy and luxurious lifestyle. Even though the community is a dense urban space, there are plenty of parks in and around Palo Alto so that residents can enjoy the beautiful Californian weather. 

 

Considered the birthplace of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is loaded with some of the top technology companies in the world. There’s something for everyone in Palo Alto, whether it’s an upscale restaurant, a cozy cafe, or a trendsetting boutique. 

 

 

What to Love

  • A perfect location for commuters 
  • Close to San Francisco and San Jose
  • Bustling city life 
  • Hundreds of options for restaurants and shopping
  • Annual festivals and events are held all year long

 

Local Lifestyle

Palo Alto is a dense community where everything is within a short walk or drive, giving it a small town feel with all the benefits of a city. There are tons of outdoor recreation to help break up the constantly moving city lifestyle. Palo Alto is a neighbor of Stanford University. Private and public schools dot the community giving students multiple options for education. The economy is booming in Palo Alto, and there are tons of opportunities to work with large technology companies. 

 

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

A local favorite for seafood is The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse. The menu combines modern seafood cuisine cooked with a Japanese flair to create unique choices. The Sea has a private dining room which is the perfect place to hold any sort of high-end function.

 

Another fine dining experience can be found at Evvia Estiatorio which is a Michelin-star restaurant. Bringing the Greek Hellenic style to Palo Alto, Evvia serves traditional, mouthwatering dishes, like arni souvlaki or moscharisia brizola, that make customers return for more. The desserts that come after dinner go great with a glass of local Californian wine and the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. 

 

Anyone looking for an amazing cup of coffee can find it at Blue Bottle Coffee. Guests can take a bag of coffee beans or grounds with them once they’ve found the coffee they like. The cafe also offers a full breakfast and lunch menu.

 

Those who enjoy learning about history will love The Museum of American Heritage. The museum displays collections of artifacts from American history from the earliest days of the country. There is also a victory garden that grows only plants and vegetables that were available to Americans during 1940.

 

 

Things to Do

Palo Alto Art Center is a great activity for all ages. The art center holds regular events and lessons to bring the community together to create artwork. The type of art created includes sculptures, pottery, painting, crafting, and more. The center displays art exhibitions that incorporate themes and change regularly. 

 

For outdoor recreation, Mitchell Park can be found off Meadow Drive and Middlefield Road. Mitchell Park contains a playground, tennis courts, soccer fields, and picnic tables with BBQ grills. There is also a library located in the park, so visitors can grab a book to read while enjoying the park. 

 

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place in August on University avenue. The street becomes an open-air art gallery where over 200 artists gather to present and sell their work. Venues for food and alcoholic beverages are also set up during the festival. 

 

 

Schools

A few high-achieving schools in the area include:

 

 
 
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