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Living in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has an average Walk Score of 54 with 64,403 residents.

Palo Alto has some public transportation.

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

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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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1 University South 89 42 - 3,545
2 Downtown North 88 45 - 3,051
3 Evergreen Park 85 47 - 1,901
4 Professorville 72 40 - 871
5 Charleston Gardens 71 35 - 793
6 Ventura 71 43 - 2,775
7 Monroe Park 66 48 - 542
8 College Terrace 65 43 - 1,709
9 Southgate 65 44 - 571
10 Charleston Meadow 60 44 - 2,079
11 Greenmeadow 59 42 - 2,238
12 Barron Park 57 41 - 3,770
13 Old Palo Alto 56 40 - 3,633
14 Crescent Park 51 28 - 3,827
15 Fairmeadow 50 39 - 1,125
16 Palo Alto Orchards 49 45 - 875
17 Adobe Meadow / Meadow Park 49 31 - 1,528
18 South of Midtown 44 37 - 2,965
19 Green Acres 43 40 - 1,698
20 Community Center 40 28 - 1,294
21 Midtown 40 29 - 9,973
22 Jordan Jr. Hgh School 38 27 - 1,382
23 Duveneck - St. Francis 33 14 - 3,535
24 Triple El 33 25 - 604
25 Palo Verde 29 28 - 2,505

Eating & Drinking

There are about 326 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Palo Alto.

People in Palo Alto can walk to an average of 0.6 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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The 3rd Door

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Coupa Cafe

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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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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 13 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

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Palo Alto? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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Fandango Pizza

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Henry W. Seale Park

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Deli & Cafe Pommard

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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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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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Albuquerque by Gale Wagner

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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Peninsula Creamery

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"Rrrun" by Marta Thoma

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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Palo Alto is Talking About...

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Fandango Pizza

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Mike's Cafe

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Lytton Plaza

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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