Enjoy excellent dining and shopping, great schools, fresh air, and open spaces—all right here in the neighborhood, and right down the street.
Being within walking distance to the Stanford campus makes life at University Terrace easier. Enjoy the vibrant arts scene, athletic events, outdoor recreation, and more. Take in breathtaking views from historic Hoover Tower, a live concert at Bing Concert Hall, or sit in quiet contemplation in the unique Windhover labyrinth. Plus, Stanford campus amenities like the recreation centers, child care, and the book store are close at hand.
Palo Alto is home to great dining and bountiful shopping. Head over to California Avenue for eclectic shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Visit the lively cafes and bars along University Avenue. Or stroll the open air Stanford Shopping Center or Town & Country Village to find all your favorite brands.
With the perfect climate and plenty of outdoor spaces, you can get out and enjoy nature all year long right here in Palo Alto. With thousands of acres of parks, nature reserves, and open space preserves nearby, you have easy access to wildlife and bird-watching, hiking, mountain-biking, camping, tennis, swimming, golf and more.
Palo Alto is a vibrant place and home to some of the most creative minds of our time. The city combines small town comforts with metropolitan sophistication
Whether you’re looking for culinary delights, nightlife, arts and entertainment, or family-friendly fun, there’s always something happening in Palo Alto.
With close ties to Stanford and the Silicon Valley tech community, it’s no surprise that Palo Alto is known for its schools. In addition to the outstanding Palo Alto Unified School District public schools, residents can choose from many private schools with various models including international, religious, Montessori, technical and more. This is an ideal place to raise and educate your family.
Whether you’re traveling by train, bus, car, bike, or foot, transportation around Stanford and Palo Alto is easy. The regional Caltrain system operates up and down the peninsula with a convenient station just blocks from University Terrace.
You can catch the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle to get around campus and town. Plus, walkers and bikers are always welcome on the great trails and walkways easily accessible almost everywhere in town.