Palo Alto, CA

Population: 66,649

Key findings

  • Palo Alto has a Livability Score of 82/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Palo Alto crime rates are 11% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Palo Alto is 118% higher than the California average
  • Palo Alto real estate prices are 316% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in Palo Alto are 76% higher than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Palo Alto

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Herbert Hoover ElementaryKG - 540690%
      Duveneck ElementaryKG - 548288%
      Palo Verde ElementaryKG - 540488%
      El Carmelo ElementaryKG - 540787%
      Ohlone ElementaryKG - 560586%
      Fairmeadow ElementaryKG - 554886%
      Walter Hays ElementaryKG - 552184%
      Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School6 - 81,10784%
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      Palo Alto Reviews

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      Palo Alto, CA - A Great Place to Visit

      Attractions8/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping10/10
      I have visited Palo Alto twice for business in recent years. I have found it to be a fun trip each time. It has many things to offer for entertainment and fun.

      One of my favorite places to go to is TheatreWorks. This is a live theatre with world class entertainment. It is very popular so you should look into getting tickets early, but is well worth the visit.

      The main thing you will notice about Palo Alto is restaurants. This is what Palo Alto seems to pride themselves on the most. The quality and amount of dining places will impress anyone. However, one downside is that at almost any restaurant you choose, there will most likely be a wait. I have even attempted to find a seat at 10 PM on a weeknight and still found there is a wait. For me this is a drawback but once you do get seated, the food will impress you greatly.

      Whether you have a student looking for a college or not, one fun thing to do is to visit the Stanford Campus. This is one of the most beautiful campuses in America and a simple walk through the campus will take your breath way.
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      Palo Alto, CA - Western Days and Cowboys

      Attractions8/10
      Community7/10
      Nightlife8/10
      Dining8/10
      Shopping8/10
      I have visited Palo Alto many times for business deals and always have a great time in this part of California. There is something about Palo Alto that reminds one of western days and cowboys. This gorgeous city has plenty to offer tourists and residents of the city.

      Overall, I was impressed by how much there was to do in Palo Alto. I loved the variety of mexican restaurants this city had to offer. It was simply shocking to have so many restaurants to choose from while I was visiting the city.

      For business in particular, Palo Alto is a great city. Technology is huge in this city right now. As someone who works in the field of technology, I have many meetings with high powered tech executives in Palo Alto. There are also plenty of great colleges training young people to go into the field of technology in this city.

      For night life, Palo Alto has plenty of great clubs and bars to choose from. It is a great time to go out at night in this city. I also love touring the museums of this city and seeing the natural wildlife.

      Overall, Palo Alto is a great city with much to offer.
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      Source: The Palo Alto, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).