7.1 out of 10

Chaucer St, Crescent Park

37.4565045994656 -122.153511201929
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5

"Can't beat the location!"

With Chaucer Street being located as close to downtown as it is, the area is certainly one of the most desirable in town. Chaucer is one of the last streets to intersect University Avenue before hitting downtown Palo Alto, but the leafy, well-manicured streets, so characteristic of Palo Alto, make it seem worlds apart.

The road, and this entire area, bears semblance to a green tunnel, a feat that is quite remarkable given how business-minded and tech-savvy the whole area is, but such is Palo Alto. Chaucer does have the unique benefit/drawback of intersecting with both Palo Alto Avenue and Woodland Avenue, which contribute greatly to a higher degree of traffic than some of its nearby neighbors (let's be honest, I've used this as a way to bypass University Avenue traffic once or twice).

But with easy access to other neighborhoods and equally easy access to downtown Palo Alto's cafes, shops, and bars, who cares about a little bit of extra traffic?
  • Very pretty and leafy
  • Accessible to many neighborhoods
  • Close to downtown
  • Expensive
  • Can get traffic-y
  • Not for those seeking simplicity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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