Best neighborhoods in Palo Alto

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Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Palo Alto

"One of Palo Alto's Prettiest -- and Priciest"

- Brian Satterfield
You don’t have to be an academic type to move into Palo Alto’s Professorville – but it certainly wouldn’t hurt. The tiny neighborhood, which sits between Kingsley and Addison avenues and Cowper and...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Palo Alto

"Pretty but Pricey"

- Brian Satterfield
With handsome homes situated on large lots but still just a short stroll from happening downtown Palo Alto, quiet Crescent Park is one of the northern Santa Clara County city’s most coveted neighborho...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Palo Alto

"Downtown shopping and condominiums galore"

- bayareabound
University South is a busy, pedestrian-friendly Palo Alto neighborhood split between commercial amenities and a small town housing community. The area hosts a myriad of activities and boasts a small...
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Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Palo Alto

"Every Bit as Good as University South"

- NikkiDKatt
The restaurants and fun don’t end north of University either. You have an almost equally great selection of restaurants and nightlife as in University South on the northern side. In fact, I just r...
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Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Palo Alto

"Safe, family-friendly community"

- bayareabound
Bounded by Oregon Expressway, US Route 101, Alma Street and Loma Verde Avenue, Midtown is a relatively safe and family-friendly Palo Alto community. It is relatively large in size, stretching about 1...
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Unranked Neighborhoods

Barron Park


"Im in Love with a Barron!"

- NikkiDKatt
I house sat a professor’s house on a little cul-de-sac in this neighborhood over Christmas break. This is a great neighborhood. It is, first of all, just an incredibly beautiful neighborhood. It’s n...
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"Eichlers, Condos, and Auto Repair Shops"

- NikkiDKatt
The residential section of this neighborhood is filled with a bunch of Eichler style variations which I really dig. You would recognize it if you saw it. The flat roofs, the recessed front door, t...
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"Middle Class Neighborhood by Palo Alto Standards"

- NikkiDKatt
I visited a friend who lives in this neighborhood this weekend. Charleston Meadows is the kind of neighborhood that if it were not in one of the most expensive spots in the country would actually be...
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""Well, if you must go to school on the west coast..""

- Shinebox
I am reminded of the quote from Frasier everytime Stanford is mentioned. While I am partial to the snowy Ithaca falls, I do admire Stanford and the beautiful campus that it has. The houses at colleg...
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"Great for Kids"

- NikkiDKatt
The main thing that brings me here is the Palo Alto Library—which is pretty good as far as public libraries go. Before I had gotten my student ID, I checked it out just to get some reading in and not...
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"Drab, upper middle-class"

- bayareabound
Duveneck, also known as St. Francis, is a lush green, middle-class Palo Alto community nestled against US Route 101. It stretches about 0.5 square miles of highly dense residential terrain, but it is...
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"Ritzy, secluded mansions"

- bayareabound
Esther Clark Park is a ritzy, secluded neighborhood nestled deep into the Palo Alto countryside. It is also very small, spanning about 0.4 square miles of leafy residential terrain. The neighborhood...
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"The Counter, Baume, the Anatolian Kitchen and Joannies"

- NikkiDKatt
S. California Street is the main drag here in Evergreen. I temped down here for a few weeks at the end of last summer so I got to know S. California Street pretty well. It is one of those commercial...
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"Best place to live on earth"

- GraceL2
This is definitely a place for middle class Palo Alto people. Everyday we see people jog or walk around the blocks which makes this place safe from crime. Most houses are Eichlers and people meant t...
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"Living with the dead"

- bayareabound
While keeping a kind of rural feel of isolation, Greater Miranda is one of the smallest neighborhoods in Palo Alto. In fact, it only encompasses about four residential streets (that end in cul-de-sac...
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"New homes set against old ranch-style backdrop"

- bayareabound
Stretching from El Camino Real to the Foothill Expressway, Green Acres is a calmer, more low-key community than its neighbors and just so happens to be close to downtown Palo Alto. Its residential ae...
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"Old-fashioned Eichlers"

- bayareabound
Although old fashioned, Greenmeadow is a quaint, family-friendly neighborhood that has succeeded in maintaining its historic order of the 1950’s. For perspective residents, most homes are owner-occup...
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Leland Manor


"Upper echelon of Palo Alto"

- bayareabound
Framed by Middlefield Road, Oregon Expressway, Embarcadero Road and Louis Road, Leland Manor is an upscale, exclusively residential community set within a quiet, affluent rancher ambiance. Also, its...
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"Great Family Neighborhood"

- NikkiDKatt
If you are a fan of Eichler style homes, Palo Alto is certainly the place to get your fix. You will find them throughout, with a good portion of them located right here in Meadow Park. Eichler homes...
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"Good Old Manors"

- NikkiDKatt
As the name indicates, Old Palo Alto is the historic neighborhood in Palo Alto. The homes here date largely from the 1920’s and 30’s, but they are mostly not the bungalow styles you might associate wi...
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