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Living in Palo Alto

Palo Alto has an average Walk Score of 60 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.

Nearby Apartments

60 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

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Evergreen Park 93 50 100 2,085
2 Downtown North 88 55 98 3,277
3 University South 87 51 94 3,612
4 Ventura 77 44 98 2,704
5 Professorville 77 45 94 844
6 Charleston Gardens 74 35 97 1,081
7 College Terrace 74 45 95 1,835
8 Southgate 73 45 99 654
9 Old Palo Alto 66 41 96 3,637
10 Barron Park 63 42 91 3,720
11 Greenmeadow 62 41 95 1,840
12 Charleston Meadow 62 46 95 2,123
13 Adobe Meadow - Meadow Park 61 32 95 1,540
14 Monroe Park 60 49 96 684
15 Fairmeadow 57 41 91 994
16 Crescent Park 57 42 80 3,574
17 Midtown Palo Alto 53 32 92 10,064
18 South of Midtown 52 37 93 3,184
19 Triple El 46 26 87 622
20 Leland Manor - Embarcadero Oaks - Garland Drive 46 27 89 1,390
21 Duveneck - St. Francis 44 30 80 3,435
22 Green Acres 44 43 87 2,900
23 Community Center 42 36 78 1,263
24 Palo Verde 42 29 88 2,673

Eating & Drinking

There are about 338 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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Fandango Pizza

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Deli & Cafe Pommard

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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

39 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 11 bus and 2 rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Palo Alto on public transit.

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 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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Johnson Park

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Palo Alto Heritage Park

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Palo Alto Downtown 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

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on California Avenue Farmers Market

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Mike's Cafe

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Lytton Plaza

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Henry 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

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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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