Palo Alto is a great place to live in and is considered to have one of the highest education levels in the whole of the United States. It has a population of just over 66,000 people and is located in Santa Clara County as part of the wider San Francisco Bay Area.
Due to its location and general living environment, many people who move to Palo Alto tend to settle there. As such, most Palo Alto homes are purchased rather than rented out. When you enter the town, you will find a mix of suburban vibes with small pockets of urban life scattered around. There are many restaurants and coffee shops around and a by-product of tech professionals living there and Silicon Valley companies being close by.
There are low crime rates in the town, and you will have no issues taking a bike ride around the city. There are several bike paths all through the town that makes riding safe and straightforward. You will find many residents biking or walking around to get to places rather than driving. On top of that, the Caltrain also has several stops in Palo Alto, which gives you easy and fast commutes to nearby cities such as San Francisco.
Palo Alto is considered to be a great place to raise kids. It has an excellent public school system, and there are highly rated schools not just in California but in the whole of the United States. Palo Alto operates in a closed ecosystem where the people who live there will have their entire lives focused in that town. As such, you will find that people are friendly and want to contribute to improving the town.
When looking for Palo Alto homes, schools are a critical factor that parents think about. There are so many options for schools in Palo Alto, and they are all ranked very high. Your choice will depend on the state of the school and the people you meet there instead of the level of education because it is so high. For elementary schools, you can choose either Fairmeadow Elementary or Herbert Hoover Elementary, amongst others. For middle school, you have Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle, and for high school, there are the highly-rated Henry M. Gunn High and Palo Alto High schools in the area. These are all public schools.
For private schools, there is Castilleja School for middle and high school students, Tru School for elementary children, and the Silicon Vallery International School, which has grades ranging from elementary all the way to high school.
Palo Alto has been the birthplace of many famous people and others who still live there. James Franco has been known to frequent the area, as well as Michelle Pfeiffer, Jerry Yang (Co-founder of Yahoo), and Dan Kottke (who helped Steve Jobs build Apple). Living in Palo Alto, there is a high chance of running into celebrities and other famous people and even being neighbors with one of them!
At Milad Real Estate, we have a world of experience behind us. We can help you browse through the Palo Alto homes and select the best one that fits your needs. For more information, contact us via email or phone.
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