Livability Score

82
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (11) A+
Coupa Cafe
Coffee Shop
Stanford Bookstore Café
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
CoHo
Coffee Shop
Alumni Café
Coffee Shop
Coupa Cafe
Coffee Shop
Bytes Cafe
Coffee Shop
Coupa Cafe - Huang Engineering Center
Coffee Shop
Cantor Cafe
Coffee Shop
Coupa Cafe
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Med Cafe
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Douce France
Coffee Shop
Cafe Coupa Stanford Golf Course
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Neman Marcus Cafe
Coffee Shop
Philz Coffee
Coffee Shop
Joe & The Juice
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe Wisteria
Coffee Shop
Verve Coffe Roasters
Coffee Shop
Backyard Brew
Coffee Shop
Tea For
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (18) A+
Hoover Tower
Museum
Stanford Art Gallery
Art Gallery
White Memorial Fountain
Attraction
Frost Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
CEMEX Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Bing Concert Hall
Theatre Arts
Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Art Gallery
NVIDIA Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Taube Tennis Center
Stadium
Angell Field
Stadium
Cantor Arts Center
Museum
Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Museum
Sunken Diamond Stadium
Stadium
Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium
Stadium
Stanford Stadium
Stadium
Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium
Stadium
Laird Q. Cagan Stadium
Stadium
Steuber Rugby Stadium
Stadium
Ray Field
Stadium
Portola Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Aquarius Theatre
Cinema
Palo Alto History Museum
Museum
Stanford Theater
Cinema
Hewlett Packard's Garage
Attraction
Museum of American Heritage
Museum
Food and Drink (18) A+
Olives
Fast Food
The Axe & Palm
Fast Food
Stern Dining
Fast Food
Decadence
Sweets
Curry Up Now
Fast Food
​Kikka Sushi
Fast Food
Union Square
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Jamba Juice
Fast Food
Forbes Family Cafe
Fast Food
Ike's Press
Fast Food
Cafe Cool
Fast Food
Nexus Cafe
Fast Food
Beckman Bistro
Fast Food
Lutticken's Deli
Fast Food
Market Square Cafeteria
Fast Food
Bollard
Fast Food
Courtyard Cafe
Fast Food
Middle Earth
Fast Food
Beefeaters
Fast Food
Avanti
Fast Food
Cafe Salute
Fast Food
Gott's Roadside
Fast Food
PokeLove
Fast Food
Fitness (6) A+
El Centro Chicano y Latino
Community Centre
Asian American Activities Center
Community Centre
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Resources Center
Community Centre
QSpot
Community Centre
Women’s Community Center
Community Centre
Tresidder Memorial Union
Community Centre
The Bar Method
Gym
Yoga Source
Gym
Club Pilates
Gym
SoulCycle
Gym
Pilates Palo Alto
Gym
uforia Studios
Gym
Pure Barre
Gym
Functional Lifestyles
Gym
Lucie Stern Community Center
Community Centre
Burgess Sports Center
Community Centre
Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center
Gym
Amity Crossfit
Gym
SBM Group Fit
Gym
AXIS
Gym
Average to Elite Performance
Gym
My Gym
Gym
Karate
Gym
Shaolin KungFu
Gym
No Excuses
Gym
Groceries (0) F
Kara's Cupcakes
Bakery
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Real Produce International Market
Grocery Store
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Bakery
La Baguette
Bakery
SOS Fine Foods
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Country Sun
Grocery Store
Mollie Stone's
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Woodside Bakery
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Draeger's Market
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
The Willows Market
Grocery Store
LeBoulanger
Bakery
Susie Cakes
Bakery
Little Sky Bakery
Bakery
Happy Donuts
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Bianchini's
Grocery Store
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
El Rancho Supermarket
Grocery Store
The Market at Edgewood
Grocery Store
Cardenas
Grocery Store
Parks (27) A+
Lasuen Mall
Park
Galvez Mall
Park
Escondido Mall
Park
Lomita Mall
Park
Koret Plaza
Park
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
Stanford Arboretum
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
El Camino Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
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Playground
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Playground
Werry Park
Park
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Playground
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Playground
Lathrop Park
Park
Frenchman's Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (7) A+
Stanford Bookstore
Books
Cardinal Technology Center
Electronics
Tresidder Marketplace
Convenience Store
Tree Apparel
Clothing
Campus Bike Shop
Bicycle
Stanford Hair
Hairdresser
Stanford Athletics Shop
Clothing
Stanford Medical Store
Books
The Container Store
Houseware
Ruti Clothing
Clothing
Sur La Table
Houseware
Crate & Barrel
Furniture
Prana
Clothing
Books Inc
Books
Cotelac
Clothing
Nordstrom
Department Store
In Her Shoes
Shoes
Francesca's
Clothing
The Master Cobbler
Shoes
Malia Mills
Clothing
Sprout
Clothing
For Eyes
Optician
William B
Clothing
Patrick James
Clothing
Marine Layer
Clothing
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 1.0% take public transportation in Stanford.
Public Transit Stops (91)
Stops & Stations
A+
Jane Stanford Way & Lasuen Mall
Bus Stop
Memorial Auditorium
Bus Stop
Hoover Tower
Bus Stop
Stanford Campus Oval
Bus Stop
Stanford Campus Oval
Bus Stop
Burnham Pavilion
Bus Stop
Main Quad
Bus Stop
Galvez Street & Memorial Way
Bus Stop
Encina Hall
Bus Stop
Montag Hall
Bus Stop
Graduate School of Business
Bus Stop
Tresidder Student Union
Bus Stop
Tressider Student Union (Island)
Bus Stop
Schwab Residential Center
Bus Stop
Alumni Center
Bus Stop
Munger Residences
Bus Stop
Packard Electrical Engineering
Bus Stop
Gates Building
Bus Stop
Campus Drive East & Alvarado Row
Bus Stop
Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Bus Stop
Santa Teresa Street & Lomita Drive
Bus Stop
Wilbur Field
Bus Stop
Campus Drive East & Mayfield Avenue
Bus Stop
Jane Stanford Way & Campus Drive
Bus Stop
Manzanita Field
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.0%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Stanford is 273/100 - which is 94% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime A+

Stanford crime rates are 1,083 per 100k, which is 62% lower than California
Property Crime
893 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
190 crimes per 100k
A
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employment B-

The median income in Stanford is $61,571 - which is 3% lower than California.
Med. Household Income
$61,571
C-
Unemployment Rate
2.2%
B+
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (3)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Walgreens at Vaden
Pharmacy
Vaden Health Center
Clinic
Palo Alto Fire Station 6
Fire Station
Stanford Comprehensive ENT Clinic
Clinic
Acoustic Therapy Center
Clinic
Michael M. Papalian, MD
Doctor
Plastic Surgery Center
Clinic
Duet Plastic Surgery
Clinic
Seung K. Kim, M.D.
Doctor
Davis Plastic Surgery
Doctor
McKenna Family Dentistry
Dentist
Bay Area Prostodonthics
Dentist
Palo Alto SpineMED
Doctor
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Premiere Plastic Surgery
Doctor
Monica Stone Skin
Doctor
Mulcahy Family Dentistry
Dentist
Sutter Walk-In Care
Doctor
Wu Orthodontics
Dentist
Hoover Pavilion
Clinic
Hoover Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist
Ann Ho, D.D.S.
Dentist
S. Brian Liu, D.D.S.
Dentist
Andrew Au, D.D.S.
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B-
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housing C

Stanford home prices are $2,000,001 - which is 389% higher than California
Home Price
$2,000,001
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
25%
A
Home Affordability
32.5x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Stanford graduation rate is 99% - which is 24% higher than California
School Test Scores
78%
High School Grad. Rates
99%
A+
Elementary Schools (2) F
Packard Children'S Hospital/Stanford
Escondido Elementary
Lucille M. Nixon Elementary
Living Wisdom School Of Palo Alto
Casa Del Bambini School
Oak Knoll Elementary
Synapse School
Addison Elementary
Tru School
Walter Hays Elementary
Hillview Middle
La Entrada Middle
Barron Park Elementary
St Elizabeth Seton School
David Starr Jordan Middle
Phillips Brooks School
El Carmelo Elementary
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
Stratford School - Palo Alto
Trinity School
Nativity Elementary School
Woodland School
Menlo School
Duveneck Elementary
Alto International School
High Schools (1) C-
Stanford Online High School
Packard Children'S Hospital/Stanford
Palo Alto High
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
Menlo School
Menlo-Atherton High
Alto International School
Henry M. Gunn High
Hope Technology School
East Palo Alto Academy
East Palo Alto Academy
Eastside College Preparatory School
Oxford Day Academy
Oxford Day Academy
Kehillah Jewish High School
School For Independent Learners
Mid-Peninsula High School
Meira Academy
Aspire East Palo Alto Charter
Woodside High
Wherry Academy
Everest Public High
Everest Public High
Tide Academy
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ratings A+

Stanford has an overall rating of 88% from 4 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (3)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Stanford Area Facts

  • Stanford has a Livability Score of 82/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Stanford crime rates are 62% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Stanford is 94% higher than the California average
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Stanford is a Classy Suburb 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 23, 2018) I've been living in Stanford for the last 6 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere but the upper class, upper-scale amenities and highly educated neighbors and friends I've developed over my time living here. Stanford is a very classy place to live and the people are ve ...Read More ry sophisticated and classy as well. They are all the shops, restaurants, resources, and amenities available for individuals to truly live a lavish lifestyle in this upper scale community on the outskirts of San Francisco.

The best areas in Stanford are around the Stanford Golf Course where there is a very high-class neighborhood with friendly people and culture that is very diverse and intellectual. The school systems in Stanford are excellent and provide my kids with exceptional education and resources to stimulate their growth and intellectual understanding. If you're looking to relocate to the San Francisco California area, Stanford will be a great opportunity to live in a superb classy suburban area that has a small town and community feel like none other. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Stanford? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Lasuen Mall
Galvez Mall
Escondido Mall
Lomita Mall
Koret Plaza
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Entertainment

Hoover Tower
Stanford Art Gallery
White Memorial Fountain
Frost Amphitheatre
CEMEX Auditorium
Bing Concert Hall
Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
NVIDIA Auditorium

Food & Drink

Olives
The Axe & Palm
Stern Dining
Decadence
Curry Up Now
​Kikka Sushi
Union Square
Panda Express

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Stanford? Of all people who commute, 1.0% take public transportation in Stanford.
Drive to Work
22%

55% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
24%

21% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Stanford a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Walgreens at Vaden

Doctors

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