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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 Downtown North, Evergreen Park and University South.

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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

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Palo Alto Neighborhoods




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1 Downtown North 85 46 - 3,277
2 Evergreen Park 84 48 - 2,085
3 University South 84 43 - 3,612
4 Professorville 74 40 - 844
5 Ventura 72 43 - 2,704
6 Charleston Gardens 72 34 - 1,081
7 College Terrace 66 43 - 1,835
8 Southgate 66 44 - 654
9 Old Palo Alto 60 39 - 3,637
10 Charleston Meadow 59 45 - 2,123
11 Barron Park 58 41 - 3,720
12 Monroe Park 56 48 - 684
13 Greenmeadow 54 40 - 1,840
14 Adobe Meadow - Meadow Park 53 30 - 1,540
15 Fairmeadow 52 40 - 994
16 Crescent Park 50 28 - 3,574
17 South of Midtown 45 37 - 3,184
18 Leland Manor - Embarcadero Oaks - Garland Drive 43 27 - 1,390
19 Triple El 43 26 - 622
20 Midtown Palo Alto 42 31 - 10,064
21 Green Acres 42 42 - 2,900
22 Duveneck - St. Francis 37 20 - 3,435
23 Community Center 36 27 - 1,263
24 Palo Verde 35 28 - 2,673

Eating & Drinking

There are about 337 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Palo Alto.

People in Palo Alto can walk to an average of 0.5 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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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

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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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on Digital DNA

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