Palo Alto

Welcome to Palo Alto

Innovation and educational excellence
 
Palo Alto resides at the forefront of technological evolution while maintaining its historical charm and architectural elegance. Boasting a reputation as a thriving tech hub, this vibrant city offers an array of opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs alike. Beyond its technological prowess, Palo Alto charms residents with its high-quality education and commitment to a high standard of living.
 

What to Love

  • Palo Alto takes pride in its world-class education system. The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) consistently ranks among the top in the state.
  • Situated at the epicenter of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto provides professionals with access to a dynamic business ecosystem.
  • Numerous job opportunities in tech and innovation, along with other fields.
  • Many art galleries and community events.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Local Lifestyle

Palo Alto's lifestyle is synonymous with a harmonious blend of academic success and endless career opportunities. Residents savor a well-balanced life where the pursuit of knowledge, professional goals, and leisure converge seamlessly. Downtown Palo Alto is renowned for its historic architecture, gorgeous tree-lined streets, and bustling atmosphere. 
 

Dining and Entertainment

Nobu Palo Alto is well-known for its fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavors. Menu standouts include the Chilean seabass, shrimp tempura, and lobster with honey truffle aioli.
 
Experience the intersection of modern American cuisine and Japanese flair at Bird Dog. From the Wagyu filet to the big-eye tuna, each dish is truly fantastic.
 
Transport yourself to Greece at Evvia Estiatorio, a fine-dining Greek restaurant celebrated for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Delight in a culinary journey featuring a selection of Greek dishes and fresh seafood. Set in an elegant ambiance with stylish décor and a full bar, Tamarine Restaurant offers contemporary Vietnamese cuisine that delights the senses. 
 
Perched within the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, Madera is a farm-to-table gem where you can immerse yourself in California cuisine crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enchant your palate at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, an upscale dining experience with a poolside ambiance. This culinary haven, nestled within Dinah's Garden Hotel, serves California cuisine with a global twist.
 
Find the epitome of steak and seafood excellence at The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse. Unwind at Vina Enoteca, an Italian restaurant and wine bar celebrated for its extensive wine list and Italian cuisine.
 

Things to Do

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts transforms downtown into an artistic haven with an amazing showcase of art, music, and culinary delights. Engage in a moonlit 5K or 10K run at the Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk, a unique event blending fitness with the enchantment of moonlit streets.
 
Celebrate community spirit at the May Fête Parade and Fair, a longstanding tradition featuring vibrant floats, a marching band, and a fair with games and entertainment. For chili enthusiasts, the Chili Cook-Off is a flavorful spectacle where participants showcase their best recipes. Summer nights come alive with the Concerts in the Park series, offering free outdoor musical performances in local parks.
 
Palo Alto invites residents to explore the Palo Alto Art Center, fostering artistic expression and appreciation. Nature enthusiasts can revel in the tranquility of the Baylands Nature Preserve, a sprawling oasis of wetlands and trails.
 

Schools

  • Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) is the primary public school district serving Palo Alto.
    • Addison Elementary School
    • Barron Park Elementary School
    • Duveneck Elementary School 
    • Walter Hays Elementary School 
    • Jordan Middle School 
    • Terman Middle School 
    • Palo Alto High School
    • Henry M. Gunn High School
  • Palo Alto Adult School: Offering adult education and enrichment programs
  • Private Schools
    • Castilleja School: An all-girls private school for grades 6 through 12
    • Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School: A K-8 private Jewish day school 
    • Palo Alto Preparatory School: A private high school 
    • Keys School: A private K-8 school 
    • International School of the Peninsula (ISTP): A private, bilingual immersion school
    • Stratford School: A private preschool and elementary school

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

Around Palo Alto, CA

There's plenty to do around Palo Alto, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
67
Bikeable
Bike Score
24
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Essential Spirits Alambic Distilleries, Elisabetta Gaiani Personal Trainer, and Kên Wellness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.17 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.1 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.35 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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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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

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Commute Time

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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
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
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
Juana Briones Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Barron Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ellen Fletcher Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
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
Fairmeadow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Palo Verde Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Cornerstone Learning Foundation
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Girls Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
The Girls' Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Addison Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Walter Hays Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Stratford School - Palo Alto
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Duveneck Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
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
Frank S. Greene Junior Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Hope Technology School
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
Headsup Child Development Center Palo Alto
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
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