Welcome to Palo Alto

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Palo Alto (pop. 61,200) is located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose. Its blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtown defines Palo Alto’s unique character. Its tree-lined streets and historic buildings reflect the city’s California heritage; at the same time, it is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. As the “Birthplace of the Silicon Valley,” the Palo Alto area is home to Nobel Prize winners, Silicon Valley CEOs, venture-capital firms, HP, Facebook and Stanford University, one of the most renowned universities and medical centers in the world. Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated.

Quick Facts

Population

67,021

Female

33,572

Male

33,449

  • White
    37,012
    54.5%
  • Hispanic
    4,764
    7.0%
  • Asian alone
    21,713
    32.0%
  • Black
    680
    1.0%
Median Home Price

$ 3,316,700

Average Income

$132,673

Median resident age

45.3 years

Palo Alto Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Addison ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 263/569221.5
Athena Academy1-8Private–: –/–4.2
Barron Park ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 1582/569216
Bowman International SchoolK-8Private–: –/–5.3
Casa Dei Bambini SchoolPK-KPrivate–: –/–6
Casa Del BambiniPK-KPrivate–: –/–3.5
David Starr Jordan Middle6-8Middle2017: 55/250816.3
Duveneck ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 175/569219.9
El Carmelo ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 307/569220.7
Emerson School1-5Private–: –/–4.2
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Highest Rated Places to Eat in Palo Alto

Fowl Play

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4

Chicken Shop
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SUN OF WOLF

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4.5

New Mexican Cuisine
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The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse

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4

Seafood
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INDO Restaurant & Lounge

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4

Indonesian
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So Gong Dong Tofu House

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4

Korean
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The Bistro

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5

American (New)
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