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Living in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has an average Walk Score of 58 with 64,403 residents.

Palo Alto has some public transportation and is very bikeable.

The most walkable Palo Alto neighborhoods are University South, Evergreen Park and Downtown North.

Nearby Apartments

Walk Score of Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Digital DNA

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California Avenue Farmers Market

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Apartments for Rent

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

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Population

1 University South 86 44 94 3,612
2 Evergreen Park 86 50 100 2,085
3 Downtown North 85 47 98 3,277
4 Professorville 75 40 95 844
5 Charleston Gardens 72 35 94 1,081
6 Ventura 70 44 94 2,704
7 Southgate 69 45 99 654
8 College Terrace 67 45 94 1,835
9 Old Palo Alto 63 40 97 3,637
10 Charleston Meadow 59 46 93 2,123
11 Greenmeadow 58 41 92 1,840
12 Barron Park 57 42 86 3,720
13 Crescent Park 54 28 79 3,574
14 Monroe Park 54 49 93 684
15 Fairmeadow 53 41 88 994
16 Midtown Palo Alto 52 32 90 10,064
17 Adobe Meadow - Meadow Park 52 32 90 1,540
18 South of Midtown 48 37 87 3,184
19 Community Center 48 27 79 1,263
20 Triple El 45 26 89 622
21 Leland Manor - Embarcadero Oaks - Garland Drive 45 27 90 1,390
22 Duveneck - St. Francis 43 20 82 3,435
23 Green Acres 43 43 89 2,900
24 Palo Verde 38 29 86 2,673

Eating & Drinking

There are about 369 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Palo Alto.

People in Palo Alto can walk to an average of 0.7 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of The 3rd Door in Palo Alto

The 3rd Door

Photo of La Bodeguita del Medio in Palo Alto

La Bodeguita del Medio

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thumbnail for Digital DNAThis 7-foot public art piece was made by welding recycled circuit boards. How creative! Photo: Susan Sharpless Smith

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on Digital DNA

Transit Score of Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Palo Alto apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Palo Alto has some public transportation and about 14 bus and 3 rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Palo Alto on public transit.

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Palo Alto has about 21 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.

Neighborhood Guides

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Fandango Pizza

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Henry W. Seale Park

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Deli & Cafe Pommard

Bike Score of Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Digital DNA

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Cogswell Plaza

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Johnson Park

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Heritage Park

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Palo Alto Library

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Push

thumbnail for California Avenue Farmers MarketProviding locals with produce from small acreage growers. Hours: Sundays, 9am-1pm, yearly. #farmersmarket Photo: Jun Seita

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on California Avenue Farmers Market

Photo of Albuquerque by Gale Wagner in Palo Alto

Albuquerque by Gale Wagner

Photo of "Rrrun" by Marta Thoma in Palo Alto

"Rrrun" by Marta Thoma

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Fandango Pizza

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Mike's Cafe

thumbnail for The 3rd DoorThis hip cafe restaurant is attached to its own gym. However, you don’t have to be a member to enjoy their fresh, organic and locally produced menu. Stop in for a healthy lunch or step up and get your fitness on in their gym facility. #patiobar #sidewalkcafe #gym Photo: The 3rd Door

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on The 3rd Door

Palo Alto is Talking About...

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Lytton Plaza

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Henry W. Seale Park

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St. Thomas Aquinas Church

thumbnail for Digital DNA"Hacking Circuits" -- a very appropriate part of a public art installation for the nerdy population of Palo Alto.

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on Digital DNA

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