Palo Alto is a small city located between Redwood City and Mountain View within the San Jose Metro area. It borders the southern end of the San Francisco Bay and stretches south along Highway 35 to the Montebello open space preserve. There is a very small section that crosses Interstate 280 but the majority of commercial, industrial and residential neighborhoods are located north of 280 between Highway 101 and Highway 82.
Is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County and is home to about 65,000 residents. Palo Alto is considered one of the most affluent cities in the US and its residents have been noted as among the most educated in the country. It offers a variety of significant natural habitats, one of the most unique features about Palo Alto. There are several forests, creeks and habitats as well as open space and preserves.
Palo Alto boasts primarily craftsmen in California colonials dating back to the 1890s and many of which were built in the first four decades of the 20th century as well. There are several Eichler style homes built in the first 20 years after World War II. Today, much of Palo Alto's new building is in the style of the California mid century middle-class suburbia with homes ranging from $800,000 to well in excess of $40 million. It is ranked as one of the fifth most expensive cities in the US with an average home sales price of $2.1 million. There are more than 7000 businesses employing more than 98,000 people throughout Palo Alto, most of which are primarily technology firms such as Amazon, Better Place, Hewlett-Packard, Mashable, Tesla and Xerox just to name a few. Its top employer is Stanford University with 11,128 total employees.
Palo Alto provides public education through the Palo Alto Unified School District for the majority of the city. It has a student teacher ratio of 14.9, far lower than most cities in the US. These excellent schools provide top-notch education with several elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. There are also numerous private schools and universities located within the city limits.
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