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Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Palo Alto is the center of technology and the birthplace of companies such as Facebook and HP. Located between Highway 101 and Highway 280 in the northwest corner of Santa Clara county. Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. when he founded Stanford University. The city includes portions of Stanford and is headquarters to a number of high-technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Tesla Motors, and Palantir Technologies.

LIVING IN Palo alto

University Avenue is the center of Palo Alto and features restaurants, boutique hotels, shopping and even start-ups. Grab lunch at Tacolicious, stop by West Elm and browse home decor then finish the evening with a stunning meal at new hot spot Bird Dog.

The Stanford Shopping Center and Town & Country Village offer a mix of shopping and dining options as well.  Stop by Town & Country Village and head into local favorite Calafia Cafe and enjoy fresh farm to table dishes by Chef Charlie Ayers known as the "Chef who fed Google".  Town & Country Village is also popular at lunchtime with the students from Palo Alto High School.  Adjacent to Stanford University, The Stanford Shopping Center recenty had a facelift now features a Bloomingdales department store and a two-story Anthropologie featuring its own restaurant.

Palo Alto serves as a central economic focal point of the Silicon Valley, and is home to more than 7,000 businesses. Many prominent technology firms reside in the Stanford Research Park on Page Mill Road, while nearby Sand Hill Road in the adjacent city of Menlo Park is a notable hub of venture capitalists.

Palo Alto, north of Oregon Expressway, is filled with older homes, including beautiful Craftsman and California Colonials, some of which date back to the 1890s. South of Oregon Expressway, the homes, including many Joseph Eichler-designed or Eichler-style houses, can be found among the tree-lined streets.

SCHOOLS IN palo alto

The town of Palo Alto is known for its high quality education and top-ranked public and private schools. Palo Alto Unified School District provides the majority of public education for most of the city.  There are 2 public high schools and 3 public middle schools.  Palo Alto also have multiple private school options including the highly ranked Castilleja School- a girls' college prepatory school for grades 6-12.