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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.

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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Cogswell Plaza

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Southwood in the Palo Alto area
from $3,042
1 bed
Walk Score 70
Rental info for Parker Palo Alto in the Palo Alto area
from $2,515
1 bed
Walk Score 33
Rental info for Woodland Park in the Palo Alto area
from $2,624
Studio
Walk Score 43
Rental info for Avalon Towers on the Peninsula in the Palo Alto area
from $3,530
Rental info for Wellsbury Apartments in the Palo Alto area
from $2,495
1 bed
Walk Score 66
Rental info for Curtner Palo Alto in the Palo Alto area
from $2,395
1 bed
Walk Score 75
Rental info for Carmel The Village in the Palo Alto area
from $2,950
Studio
Walk Score 79
Rental info for Mia Palo Alto in the Palo Alto area
from $3,300
Studio
Walk Score 85

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

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Population

1 University South 86 43 - 3,612
2 Evergreen Park 86 48 - 2,085
3 Downtown North 85 46 - 3,277
4 Professorville 75 40 - 844
5 Charleston Gardens 72 34 - 1,081
6 Ventura 70 43 - 2,704
7 Southgate 69 44 - 654
8 College Terrace 67 43 - 1,835
9 Old Palo Alto 63 39 - 3,637
10 Charleston Meadow 59 45 - 2,123
11 Greenmeadow 58 40 - 1,840
12 Barron Park 57 41 - 3,720
13 Crescent Park 54 28 - 3,574
14 Monroe Park 54 48 - 684
15 Fairmeadow 53 40 - 994
16 Midtown Palo Alto 52 31 - 10,064
17 Adobe Meadow - Meadow Park 52 30 - 1,540
18 South of Midtown 48 37 - 3,184
19 Community Center 48 27 - 1,263
20 Triple El 45 26 - 622
21 Leland Manor - Embarcadero Oaks - Garland Drive 45 27 - 1,390
22 Duveneck - St. Francis 43 20 - 3,435
23 Green Acres 43 42 - 2,900
24 Palo Verde 38 28 - 2,673

Eating & Drinking

There are about 360 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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La Bodeguita del Medio

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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

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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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Johnson Park

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Heritage Park

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Palo Alto Library

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Push

Photo of Albuquerque by Gale Wagner in Palo Alto

Albuquerque by Gale Wagner

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"Rrrun" by Marta Thoma

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

Walk Score Team
on California Avenue Farmers Market

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Mike's Cafe

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Lytton Plaza

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Henry W. Seale Park

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St. Thomas Aquinas Church

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

Walk Score Team
on The 3rd Door

Palo Alto is Talking About...

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Greenmeadow Way

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Greenmeadow Way

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Greenmeadow Way

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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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