Palo Alto is a busy charter city with a high standard of living located in Santa Clara County. With close ties to Stanford University and home to many high-tech Silicon Valley companies including Hewlett Packard, VMware, Tesla, and Ideo, Palo Alto was ranked the second most expensive city in the United States.
Palo Alto’s neighbors are East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Menlo Park, and Portola Valley. Palo Alto has a population of 64,403, but 7000 businesses with around 98,000 employees collectively call it home.
Palo Alto has a bustling, upscale nightlife that serves Stanford’s student body, as well as the residents of numerous cities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties that have smaller downtowns. Crossed by numerous creeks, Palo Alto is accessed by Highway 101 and Interstate 280. [Read more…]