6.9 out of 10

Urban Ln, Palo Alto

37.4418918701105 -122.162764101601
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Nice area, confusing as anything"

Urban Lane gets major points for its proximity to downtown and to the Caltrain station, but it loses them again as far as how manageable it is. Caltrain is served by no less than four separate parking lots, which can be difficult to navigate on foot, as I have experienced.

On the flip side, Urban Lane is aptly named in that it is in the center of EVERYTHING, from the train station to downtown Palo Alto to El Camino Real to Stanford and the shopping center. The apartments and condos here are modern, clean, close to everything, and expensive. Dining options don't get much better than in downtown Palo Alto.

If you can figure out the parking system here, this is one of the most convenient places to be.
  • Great shopping
  • Great restaurants
  • Conveniently close to everything
  • Confusing to navigate
  • Very expensive
  • Highly congested
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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