5.3 out of 10

Alma St, University South

37.4413403812059 -122.160625948684
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"Standard Palo Alto Street"

To be honest, I really don't have a strong opinion on this street, one way or the other. Traffic is a little dicey, like much of Palo Alto, but it is a little bit more mellow than the neighboring El Camino Real. There's some great shopping, especially around the downtown Palo Alto area (and the North Face store just past downtown definitely helps!) Eventually, the street joins up with El Camino.

There is one very bizarre spot near the transit station, right by University Avenue. If you are not careful, you will end up stuck at the Caltrain. Be sure to follow the signs, and take the SECOND right to University Avenue if you are going there.
  • Close to CalTrain
  • Close to Downtown
  • Traffic
  • Parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

Travelling to Alma St?

Find Hotels

Unranked Streets in University South

Alma St

"Standard Palo Alto Street"
37.4413403812059 -122.160625948684
"A Pleasant Place to Shop, but not to Get To"
37.4393480973166 -122.152949418624

Hamilton Ave

"A lower-key alternative to University Avenue"
37.4462331153337 -122.159177855505

Homer Ave

"Nice Palo Alto Park"
37.4441410535752 -122.15722472424

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More