7.1 out of 10

Palm St, Crescent Park

37.4561151453187 -122.148197044655
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"It's streets like this..."

...that drive up the cost of real estate on the Peninsula. Palm Street, given its location, home size, and layout, has got to be one of the most expensive streets in Palo Alto - and that is saying something. There is a small stretch of homes that are located right off of University Avenue, close to downtown Palo Alto, that are so secluded that they do not even connect to Woodland Avenue. Technically, I don't think that through traffic is even allowed to drive through here (though this has not stopped me...)

The secluded air is matched by the secluded homes, massive in size but not in quantity. To call the houses mansions is not an exaggeration; the only way to see their true scope is via Google Maps, which will also indicate the swimming pools in many a backyard.

Like any other street around here, there are down sides, the most obvious one being the cost. Additionally, traffic is extremely problematic around here the second you leave to drive on University Avenue. The other challenge is that this part of Palo Alto is located extremely close to the largely impoverished East Palo Alto, which means that the area kind of has a target on its back. But for the closet millionaire that wants a secluded home in a cool area, this is truly a great place.
  • Secluded
  • Close to downtown Palo Alto
  • Great homes
  • Nearby traffic
  • Kind of a target for poorer populations
  • Highly highy expensive
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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