7.2 out of 10

Serra St, Stanford

37.4296898436215 -122.153338402259
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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

"Residential Stanford"

Serra Street begins at El Camino Real and runs through the Stanford campus, first passing the residences, followed by the campus itself. The former is a driving road; the latter is pedestrian-friendly. Compared to the rest of Palo Alto, driving on the commuter streets on the Stanford campus is a joy, as the traffic is a fraction of what it is in the rest of the town. However, driving around Stanford also comes at a price (literally!) - it is one of the few places in town that actually has paid parking on weekdays.

But few people come visit Stanford to drive around. It is the beautiful green lawns, the unique art sculptures, the architecture, the history, and the museums that draw people here. Serra Street truly is at the center of it all, passing Hoover Tower and the Oval Park, among other Stanford icons. If you come visit the University, you will probably walk here, and driving on this road will get you back out faster.
  • Center of campus
  • Lots to see and do
  • Easy in and out
  • Paid parking on weekdays
  • Slightly further from the visitor center
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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