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Living in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has an average Walk Score of 61 with 64,403 residents.

Palo Alto has some public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

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

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61 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 Evergreen Park 94 46 100 2,085
2 Downtown North 88 54 98 3,277
3 University South 88 51 95 3,612
4 Ventura 78 41 99 2,704
5 Professorville 77 46 96 844
6 College Terrace 74 41 95 1,835
7 Charleston Gardens 74 30 98 1,081
8 Southgate 74 43 100 654
9 Old Palo Alto 66 39 97 3,637
10 Barron Park 65 39 92 3,720
11 Charleston Meadow 63 43 96 2,123
12 Greenmeadow 63 37 96 1,840
13 Monroe Park 62 46 97 684
14 Adobe Meadow - Meadow Park 61 27 97 1,540
15 Fairmeadow 59 38 95 994
16 Crescent Park 57 41 81 3,574
17 Midtown Palo Alto 54 29 93 10,064
18 South of Midtown 52 34 94 3,184
19 Triple El 46 24 88 622
20 Leland Manor - Embarcadero Oaks - Garland Drive 45 25 90 1,390
21 Duveneck - St. Francis 45 29 81 3,435
22 Green Acres 44 40 88 2,900
23 Palo Verde 42 25 90 2,673
24 Community Center 42 35 78 1,263

Eating & Drinking

There are about 324 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Palo Alto.

People in Palo Alto can walk to an average of 0.3 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of The 3rd Door in Palo Alto

The 3rd Door

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Fandango Pizza

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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

Walk Score Team
on Digital DNA

37 Transit Score of Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Palo Alto apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Palo Alto has some public transportation and about 15 bus and 5 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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Fandango Pizza

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Henry Seale Park

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Deli & Cafe Pommard

91 Bike Score of Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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Photo of Digital DNA in Palo Alto

Digital DNA

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Cogswell Plaza

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Johnson Park

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Palo Alto Heritage Park

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Palo Alto Downtown 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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Mike's Cafe

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Lytton Plaza

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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Henry Seale Park

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St. Thomas Aquinas Church

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Greenmeadow Way

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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