7.0 out of 10

Guinda St, Crescent Park

37.4507418705491 -122.153685005435
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Schools 5/5

"Downtown Proximity, less traffic"

Guinda Street is one of the last streets that intersects University (when you are coming from the 101) before you hit true downtown Palo Alto. The benefit to living here is that the proximity to the great restaurants, cafes, shops, yoga studios, and bars of downtown Palo Alto is excellent. However, with proximity comes traffic. While it is not as horrific as it is a bit further into downtown, it is still pretty rough. Furthermore, if you choose to drive on one of the streets that parallels University on the Northwest side, Guinda is the last street you can take before the other roads dead end and you have to take University. As a result, that section of the road can get blocked up with traffic.

But on the plus side, the homes are beautiful and the downtown area of Palo Alto is a bit more subdued than the western section, near Stanford University and Sand Hill Road. Real estate is sky-high, but the community feels a bit more modest, and the schools are excellent to boot. Overall, this would be a very nice street to grow up on, or move into as a young person - if you can afford it.
  • Close to downtown
  • Less traffic than other nearby streets
  • Great food nearby
  • Very expensive
  • Densely populated
  • Too close to 101
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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