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Living in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has an average Walk Score of 57 with 64,403 residents.

Palo Alto has some public transportation.

The most walkable Palo Alto neighborhoods are Evergreen Park, Downtown North 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

Palo Alto Neighborhoods




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1 Evergreen Park 85 48 - 2,085
2 Downtown North 84 46 - 3,277
3 University South 84 43 - 3,612
4 Professorville 75 40 - 844
5 Charleston Gardens 72 34 - 1,081
6 Ventura 69 43 - 2,704
7 College Terrace 66 43 - 1,835
8 Southgate 66 44 - 654
9 Old Palo Alto 61 39 - 3,637
10 Charleston Meadow 59 45 - 2,123
11 Monroe Park 57 48 - 684
12 Greenmeadow 57 40 - 1,840
13 Barron Park 55 41 - 3,720
14 Fairmeadow 52 40 - 994
15 Triple El 51 26 - 622
16 Crescent Park 51 28 - 3,574
17 Adobe Meadow - Meadow Park 51 30 - 1,540
18 Midtown Palo Alto 50 31 - 10,064
19 Leland Manor - Embarcadero Oaks - Garland Drive 46 27 - 1,390
20 South of Midtown 46 37 - 3,184
21 Community Center 42 27 - 1,263
22 Duveneck - St. Francis 42 20 - 3,435
23 Green Acres 42 42 - 2,900
24 Palo Verde 37 28 - 2,673

Eating & Drinking

There are about 362 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

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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"Rrrun" by Marta Thoma

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Fandango Pizza

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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Mike's Cafe

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Lytton Plaza

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Henry W. Seale Park

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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