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About Palo Alto: Homes for Sale

Palo Alto is located Santa Clara County and is named after the redwood tree El Palo Alto. It is comprised of a strong economy with many business opportunities and a highly educated work force. Stanford University is at the center of the city. There are also a number of Silicon Valley company headquarters there.

These include Hewlett-Packard, Tesla Motors, IDEO, Skype, Intuit and VMware. Stanford Research Park is one of the most prominent technology firms in the area. Palo Alto is one of the most expensive cities in the US. Neighborhoods in Palo Alto include Adobe Meadow/Meadow Park, Charleston Meadows, Barron Park, Crescent Park, College Terrace, Fairmeadow, Greater Miranda, Southgate, Professorville and St. Claire Gardens among others.

It is bordered to the north by East Palo Alto, to the east by Mountain View, to the southeast and south by Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, to the southwest by Portola Valley, and to the west by Stanford and Menlo Park. It is mostly made up of older homes with Craftsman and Colonials style. There are also many Joseph Eichler designed or styled homes. The median home price is about $1,500,000. There are some of the most highly rated school including Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School.

The Palo Alto Unified School District continuously has students with the highest test scores.  Characteristic of this city is the care taken to protect open space and parkland. There are a remarkable number of City-owned parks for its size and nearly one-third of its 26 square miles is open space. Palo Alto’s San Francisco Bay location and natural environment offer the opportunity to enjoy bird and aquatic life in a natural habitat.

The city has many attractions including Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center, Rodin Sculpture Garden and the Computer History Museum. Kid’s can enjoy the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, the Hiller Aviation Museum and the Great America amusement park.

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Some Real Estate Listings in Palo Alto

$2,798,000 - 3Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$2,798,000

2040 Louis Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303

$2,798,000
3 Beds
1 Bath
1,370 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960598
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Centrally located in the sought-after Leland Manor neighborhood of Green Gables, this mid-century modern turnkey charmer presents true California indoor/outdoor living on a generous 7,200 sq.ft. lot. Meticulously maintained and updated throughout, the light-filled interior features an open-concept layout with 3 comfortable bedrooms. Two living spaces in this home offer the potential to have a designated TV area and a more formal living room or a flex space that can function for a multitude of needs. The living room adjacent to the kitchen features a convenient laundry closet with new stacked washer and dryer. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a sliding glass door open to the spacious and private backyard with mature trees and verdant landscaping. This home presents proximity to the great offerings at Edgewood Plaza, Midtown Shopping Center, and Town and Country Village with convenient access to Highway 101 for commuting as well as Rinconada Park for recreation. Top-rated Palo Alto schools are minutes away. This home is a must see!
$4,500,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$4,500,000

1060 High St Palo Alto, CA 94301

$4,500,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960921
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This charming Craftsman residence offers timeless elegance in Palo Alto's sought-after Professorville neighborhood. Adorned with intricate stained-glass details, rich hardwood floors, and bespoke millwork, this home boasts character throughout. The main floor hosts the common living spaces, including a cozy living room, elegant dining area, office with custom cabinetry, and a kitchen flooded with natural light and a lovely breakfast nook. A versatile bedroom on the ground floor can be used as guest accommodations or a family room. Upstairs, find three bedrooms, including a spacious primary suite with a bright en suite bathroom. Entertainment awaits in the basement's custom home theater, accompanied by additional space perfect for a studio or storage needs. Step outside to a captivating exterior, featuring mature landscaping with low-maintenance plants and brick hardscape. The detached one-car garage, equipped with a half bathroom, offers possibilities as a gym, office, or workshop. Centrally located near top schools, downtown Palo Alto, and Stanford University, this home offers easy access to all the Bay Area has to offer. Experience Palo Alto living in this inviting and unique Craftsman home.
$2,898,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$2,898,000

2004 Edgewood Dr Palo Alto, CA 94303

$2,898,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
1,749 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81961007
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Explore the allure of this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom Eichler home in an iconic Palo Alto neighborhood. Nestled in a peaceful cul-de-sac, this classic residence offers a bright, spacious, and flexible floorplan, including a fully enclosed sunroom to add versatility to your living. Step into the open and naturally lit interior that effortlessly merges indoor and outdoor living. The functional design provides a sense of both space and connection, with the living area suited for relaxation and socializing, and the bedroom wing offering a place of quiet respite. Surrounded by mature landscaping and fruit trees, the property presents a haven of outdoor retreats, offering diverse areas for relaxation and enjoyment. Top-rated Palo Alto schools, conveniently located within walking distance to Edgewood Plaza, and with easy freeway access, this home fits seamlessly into the rhythms of today's peninsula lifestyle. Take the opportunity to explore 2004 Edgewood Drive. Schedule a showing today to experience the appeal and convenience it has to offer.
$899,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$899,000

4250 El Camino Real D333 Palo Alto, CA 94306

$899,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
885 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960982
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Open Sat Apr 13 & Sun Apr 14, 1:30 to 4:00. Incredible two bedroom, one bathroom condo. Unit D333, a sought-after, end-unit located at the quiet rear of the complex. Possibly the best location in the complex. The Palo Alto Redwoods is a hidden oasis among majestic Redwood trees. Once inside the complex it feels like you are far away from the noise and crowds of the city. Among the many features of this home are: gorgeous bamboo floors; attractive porcelain tile fireplace; cheery kitchen with stainless steel appliances; recessed lighting; in-unit washer and dryer; doors that open to a balcony with a serene, relaxing Redwood tree setting; storage; two designated parking spaces; bike room; and community pool, spa and clubhouse. All of this in an Award Winning meticulously landscaped complex. The schools are the top rated Palo Alto school district.
$2,988,888 - 6Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$2,988,888

540 E Charleston Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2,988,888
6 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,763 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81958892
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Caution! Do NOT go directly. Please contact your agent. Exceptional opportunity to complete this new home to your own specifications and taste! Large corner lot in sought-after Greenmeadow neighborhood on a tree-lined street. Modern contemporary design reminiscent of surrounding mid-century homes, with open floorplan for easy living. Soaring 10 ceilings. Expansive gathering areas. 6 spacious bedrooms, 4 full baths + separate home office. Low-maintenance, newly paved back & side yard. Rough electrical, plumbing, and HVAC finished. Ready for interior finishes, such as drywalls, flooring, kitchen, bathrooms and fixtures. Active construction permit in place. Great potential for instant equity upon completion (quote available upon request). Walk to schools, Mitchell Park & Cubberley Community Center. Easy access to 101, commute routes & leading tech campuses such as Apple, Google and Meta. Award-winning Palo Alto schools. Renderings are for illustrative purposes only and may not accurately represent the final construction of the home.
$2,298,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$2,298,000

911 Cowper St Palo Alto, CA 94301

$2,298,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,700 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960813
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Welcome to this sophisticated 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom townhouse located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. Spanning 1,700 square feet over three floors, this renovated home offers the perfect combination of modern comforts on a quiet, tree-lined street while only 4 blocks from all of the amenities of University Avenue. The private courtyard entrance brings you into a remodeled ground-floor bedroom suite with its own private garden patio - perfect to double as an At-Home office or guest suite. As you step upstairs, you'll be greeted by an abundance of natural light streaming through the oversized, dual pane windows. The interior features red oak hardwood floors, galley kitchen boasting granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and dining room with tree top views. Recessed lighting, a calming paint palette, wood burning fireplace and custom window treatments further enhance the inviting atmosphere. The third floor features two remodeled bedroom suites, vaulted ceilings, laundry room with stacked washer & dryer and beautiful sunset views. A multi-zoned Mitsubishi AC/Heating system was recently added ensuring year round comfort. Assigned to Top Ranked Palo Alto Schools. Conveniently located to Stanford University, Whole Foods, PA Medical Foundation and public transportation.
$1,065,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in East Palo Alto
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$1,065,000

139 Abelia Way East Palo Alto, CA 94303

$1,065,000
3 Beds
1.5 Baths
1,110 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81959314
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Move in ready! As you step into this newly renovated, cozy standalone residence, prepare to be enchanted by the warmth enchanting from the inviting living room. A haven of comfort and style, this space welcomes you with soft hues, well designed furnishings, and ambient lighting that creates an atmosphere of relaxation and intimacy. The spacious dining area and kitchen beckon with their seamless integration of aesthetic appeal and practicality. From sleek countertops to new appliances, every detail has been carefully curated to elevate both the visual appeal and functionality of these essential living spaces. Venture further into this house, and you'll discover the expansive master bedroom and secondary bedrooms, each provide a sense of tranquility and serenity. With generous floor space, ample storage, and thoughtfully designed layouts, these bedrooms provide the perfect retreat for rest and rejuvenation after a long day. Conveniently located near the 101 highway, Palo Alto Airport, Baylands Golf Links, and Menlo-Atherton High School, this property offers more than just a place to call homeit offers a lifestyle defined by convenience, comfort, and modern elegance.
$1,988,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$1,988,000

449 Addison Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301

$1,988,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,642 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960780
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Immerse yourself in the perfect blend of modern convenience and timeless Palo Alto charm in this meticulously updated 3-bedroom home, ideally situated just moments away from the vibrant energy of University Avenue. Step through the arbor-covered entrance and discover over 1,600 sf of elegant living space, filled with natural light for a welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy numerous upgrades including new floors, a new fireplace in the living room, and a completely redesigned kitchen with new counters and appliances. Upgrades continue with refreshed bedrooms and bathrooms, new light fixtures and electrical outlets, redesigned landscaping, and a new brick driveway with additional parking. With its incredible downtown locale, this home provides easy access to premier shopping, dining, parks, commuter options, and Stanford University. Additionally, top schools Addison Elementary, Greene Middle, and Palo Alto High are all within ~1.5 miles or less of your front door (buyer to verify eligibility).
$6,988,000 - 6Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$6,988,000

538 Rhodes Dr Palo Alto, CA 94303

$6,988,000
6 Beds
7 Baths
4,950 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960778
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Discover the perfect fusion of luxury and comfort in this modern Craftsman masterpiece, built in 2018 with nearly 5,000 sf of space. Exceptional construction quality, premium materials, and impeccable finishes combine to create a deluxe ambiance. Immerse yourself in a thoughtfully designed floorplan offering spacious gathering areas ideal for entertaining, a chefs kitchen with high-end appliances, the primary suite with a spa-inspired bathroom, as well as an office, theater, wine cellar, and more. Glass doors creates a seamless connection to the serene, private backyard. And this exceptional location puts you in close proximity to everything the area has to offer walk to beautiful Eleanor Pardee Park and the Edgewood Shopping Center, take a short drive to the vibrant shops and restaurants along University Avenue, and enjoy convenient access to Stanford University, US-101, and top-ranked schools including Duveneck Elementary just a half-mile away (buyer to verify eligibility).
$2,988,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$2,988,000

3241 Greer Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303

$2,988,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
2,491 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960787
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Nestled within a peaceful cul-de-sac in Midtown, this 4-bedroom home boasts a generous 2,491 sf of living space. Vibrant landscaping and a paver driveway create outstanding curb appeal, and inside, the bright and spacious floorplan effortlessly caters to both entertaining and daily living, while offering seamless connections to the outdoors. A fireplace centers the living room, the kitchen includes a Thermador cooktop, the primary suite occupies its own level, and an office provides a stylish space for remote work. Encircling the home, serene grounds offer patios, blooming flowers, trees, and a lush lawn, creating ideal outdoor venues. This great location is within walking distance of two parks, a mile from the Midtown Shopping Center, and conveniently close to Highway 101 as well as major tech companies such as Intuit and Google. Additionally, children may attend top-ranked schools such as JLS Middle and Palo Alto High (buyer to verify eligibility).
$1,888,000 - 7Br/4Ba -  for Sale in East Palo Alto
$1,888,000

2887 Fordham St East Palo Alto, CA 94303

$1,888,000
7 Beds
4 Baths
2,016 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960452
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Introducing a remarkable real estate opportunity in East Palo Alto, where comfort, convenience, and investment potential converge seamlessly. This spacious property features a generous lot, offering ample outdoor space for relaxation and gatherings. Investors will find immense value in the property's potential for rental income, thanks to its size and prime location near Silicon Valley businesses, including tech giants like Facebook and Amazon, as well as the renowned Stanford shopping mall. Situated just moments away from downtown Palo Alto, residents can easily explore the vibrant dining, shopping, and cultural scene. The home's location in a East Palo Alto neighborhood adds an extra layer of desirability, making it an ideal choice for those seeking both comfort and investment opportunities in one of the most sought-after areas in the region.
$1,849,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
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$1,849,000

1040 Colorado Pl Palo Alto, CA 94303

$1,849,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,572 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81960451
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Encompassed by lovely yards & exceptional outdoor living, this renovated, end-unit townhome is near beloved local amenities & Palo Alto schools. The living room, dining area, & kitchen have been converted into an open layout where hickory-engineered hardwood flooring extends throughout. Opulent yet inviting, the kitchen boasts incredible cabinetry, an island, a granite composite deep sink, & quartzite countertops that sparkle under the recessed lighting above. A sleek electric fireplace anchors the living space, while sets of French doors open to reveal dreamy front & back decks. A luxurious bathroom w/ heated flooring completes the main level. Upstairs the primary suite accompanies 2BR/1BA . Relax in the primary suite w/ a walk-in closet & spa-appointed ensuite that features Italian marble, an oversized tub, & a Toto toilet. From bidet-ready bathrooms to stacked Bosch laundry, every detail in this dazzling residence has been considered. Don't miss: the 2 car garage w great storage, spacious large yard! Convenient Mid-Town and local commuter routes are close by!

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