6.9 out of 10

Hamilton Ave, University South

37.4462331153337 -122.159177855505
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Schools
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5

"A lower-key alternative to University Avenue"

This is a great place to drive/park when heading into downtown Palo Alto to avoid the traffic. While University Avenue is the main drag, Hamilton Avenue should not be overlooked. Small eat-in joints are common, and high-end restaurants, like Reposado, are available as well. Outdoor seating is abundant at many of these places. And Yoga Source offers a good array of yoga classes, including a new student special of $40 for 30 days.

Like much of downtown Palo Alto, parking is not always easy. While it is free, many places mandate a two-hour limit that is enforced. However, Hamilton Avenue is slightly easier to access than University given that it is off the main drag.
  • Gyms/Yoga Studios
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Parking
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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