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Palo Alto: Homes for Sale
Palo Alto

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

$3,495,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
Open House
$3,495,000

3080 Cowper St Palo Alto, CA 94306

$3,495,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,618 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917989
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
Lovely light-filled custom ranch home in the heart of Midtown Palo Alto; Many upgrades include new roof, new HVAC, new efficient irrigation and landscape. freshly painted in and out, hardwood floors, stainless appliances. Large 2-car garage with finished walls and laundry appliances. Absolute move-in condition!
$3,188,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
Open House
$3,188,000

39 Tulip Ln Palo Alto, CA 94303

$3,188,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,640 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917482
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
Beautifully Renovated Home located on one of Green Gables' most coveted streets. Newly Landscaped, Low-Maintenance Front Yard. Gorgeous Hardwood Floors & Updated Kitchen. Large Open Living Room with Brick Fireplace, Dining Area & Tons of Natural Light. Huge Family Room is great for relaxing and watching TV, Game Night, or even WFH! Large Primary Bedroom w/Two Closets, Gorgeous Remodeled Bathroom with Shower & Separate Soaking Tub. Remodeled Guest Bathroom w/Shower over Tub & Extra Storage. Back Bedroom offers access to an Oversized Backyard w/Brick Patio, Play Area, & Outdoor Dining; perfect for Entertaining! Copper Plumbing, New Electrical & Cat 5 Cabling. Lg 2-Car Garage w/Workbench, Storage & New Roof. Excellent Palo Alto Schools! Close proximity to Edgewood Shopping Center with The Market & Starbucks; Downtown Palo Alto's University Avenue with Restaurants, Bars & Entertainment; Stanford University; SFO & SJC Airport; Public Transit, Freeways & More. Great Community, such a Gem!
$6,495,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
$6,495,000

842 Boyce Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301

$6,495,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,496 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917778
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
Located in desirable Community Center, this four bedroom plus office custom home makes a commanding first impression. The home is flooded with natural light and glass-lined turrets combined with numerous skylights. The ambiance is bright and airy with hardwood floors throughout the main level, which begins with a formal living room and continues to a tremendous great room opening to the backyard grounds. The gourmet kitchen includes breakfast seating connecting to the dining area and family room, which doubles as a home theatre with surround sound and retractable cinema screen. The second level features three bedrooms including a luxurious primary suite plus an office and reading nook. There is also a main-level bedroom and bath ideal for guests. The outdoors has ample space for entertaining and play, and includes a spacious open-air pavilion. With access to top-rated schools and just minutes from shopping and dining on University Avenue, this home is the best of Palo Alto living!
$650,000 - 3Br/1Ba -  for Sale in East Palo Alto
$650,000

2138 Cooley Ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303

$650,000
3 Beds
1 Bath
1,060 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917747
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
Contractor Special!! Single level home with large front and back yards in best location! Easy access to freeways 101 and 84. Short walk to Amazon and the shopping center with Ikea, Target, Starbucks, Home Depot, Nordstrom Rack, etc. Close to Facebook, Google, and Stanford University. Don't miss great opportunity to make this gem your own!!!
$3,598,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
$3,598,000

846 Bruce Dr Palo Alto, CA 94303

$3,598,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,007 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917667
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
This one-of-a-kind property presents the opportunity to remodel, expand, or build anew on a sprawling lot along one of Midtowns finest streets. Recently built luxury homes surround the property, underscoring the desirability of this highly central location. Perfectly situated for both privacy and natural light, the pie-shaped lot offers a charming residence with a sunny, open layout and a vast, south-facing backyard. Upgrades include new landscaping, new floors, and fresh paint inside and out. Every modification was made with extreme sensitivity to preserving the natural surroundings. Bruce Drive features no through traffic and occupies a calm suburban setting within strolling distance of Midtown Shopping Center and Hoover, Seale, and Greer Parks. Prized nearby schools include Ohlone Elementary, Palo Verde Elementary, JLS Middle, and Palo Alto High (buyer to verify). Near Stanford University, Town & Country, tech offices, and more!
$3,488,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
$3,488,000

485 Ferne Ave Palo Alto, CA 94306

$3,488,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
1,765 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917668
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
A spacious lot of over 8,000 square feet plays host to this delightful Eichler gem offering 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,765 square feet of living space on a peaceful, tree-lined street. Light-filled interiors enjoy walls of windows that embrace the Eichler concept of bringing the outside in, with highlights including the living room with a centerpiece fireplace, the dining room that opens outside for al fresco entertaining, and the kitchen with appliances from brands including Bosch and Viking. The expansive backyard provides an outstanding venue for outdoor enjoyment, and this home also includes an attached 2-car garage. Less than a mile from the shops, restaurants, and movie theater in The Village at San Antonio Center, this home is also just minutes to both Caltrain and US 101 for Bay Area commuting, and it provides access to top-ranked schools Fairmeadow Elementary, JLS Middle, and Gunn High (buyer to verify eligibility).
$4,374,999 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
$4,374,999

470 Ruthven Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301

$4,374,999
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,617 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917568
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
This beautiful newer two-story home is in a prime downtown Palo Alto location. A classic timeless design with modern luxury features will make you, your family, and your guests feel like you have walked into a delightful luxurious home that will be cherished forever. An oval leaded glass paneled hardwood door with two leaded glass sidelights welcomes you to this home. The foyer greets you with a modern crystal chandelier hanging from the high ceiling, on the right side, an arched passageway and arched window open to the spacious living room, on the left is a room that can be either an office or a guest bedroom, while straight ahead is a hallway opening up to the rest of the main floor. For many people, the spacious well-equipped kitchen at the back of the home and spacious informal dining area will be what stands out. With a delightful covered patio to its side and windows looking out to the large backyard, this room could be the center of life in your home.
$1,118,000 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
$1,118,000

258 Waverley St Palo Alto, CA 94301

$1,118,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
909 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917477
Property Type Condo
Price Type --
Convenient downtown living awaits in this beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath condo located just moments to the shops & restaurants of University Avenue. An abundance of natural light fills this rare end unit home. The spacious & open living room extends out to a balcony with views of Johnson Park. Updated chefs kitchen with granite countertops & stainless-steel appliances. Two spacious bedrooms with custom built-in closets, & both baths feature updated light fixtures & new mirrors. Modern amenities include hardwood floors, new interior paint, central heating & AC, crown molding, & updated light fixtures. For added comfort & convenience this home provides in-unit laundry, additional storage, & one designated parking. Community features a private pool & recreation room. Unbeatable location just mins away from bustling Downtown Palo Alto & Stanford Shopping Center. Centrally located near 101 & 280 offer easy access to nearby major tech companies including Google, Tesla, Meta, & VMware.
$7,810,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
$7,810,000

2165 Waverley St Palo Alto, CA 94301

$7,810,000
5 Beds
3 Baths
3,001 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917287
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
This handsome classic estate is located on one of the most desirable streets in Old Palo Alto. The 5 Bedrooms 3 Baths home has been updated throughout the years and sits on a beautiful, rectangular, flat 8,375 sf lot. The French doors of the Formal Dining Room, which sit separately from the spacious Living Room, open to a custom designed wrap-around front porch with stone tiles. The home features a chef kitchen with a breakfast area and a family room with French doors that lead seamlessly to a serene, easy maintenance backyard with a redwood deck that provides plentiful space for entertaining. The downstairs bedroom includes built in shelves and a bay window. Upstairs, you will find 4 bedrooms, including a Master suite with a fireplace and a sitting area, and an expansive terrace to privately retreat and enjoy the beautiful treetop surroundings. The detached 2-car garage includes a bonus cedar wood loft/workspace. Location! Tranquility! This is a rare opportunity to purchase a special home on the most romantic, wavy, and prestigious street in the finest Palo Alto neighborhood!
$1,920,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
$1,920,000

447 Homer Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301

$1,920,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,580 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81916869
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Rarely available primary home or pied-à-terre in the heart of Palo Alto. Walk to everything downtown Palo Alto offers: farmers market, Whole Foods Market, parks, famous restaurants, Stanford University, biking trails, and Caltrain. This is a sensational home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 2 sets of French doors that open to a lush courtyard. The best location in the community, this home offers a private patio that can be used for entertainment or relaxation after a day or night on the town. Lots of windows, abundant light and high ceilings define this luxurious 1,580 square foot home. This home has character with oversized skylights, closet systems, double ovens, and AC. Elegantly updated, this home has wide plank white oak floors, new carpet, quartz in bathrooms and kitchen, fresh paint, wine refrigerator, and a sleek modern fireplace. With excellent Palo Alto schools and easy downtown guest parking, for the price and the location, this home cannot be beat.
$4,750,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Palo Alto
$4,750,000

3775 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303

$4,750,000
5 Beds
4 Baths
3,674 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917122
Property Type Single Family Home
Price Type --
Hidden Gem! Home is WAY off Middlefield Rd, private and quiet! This spacious and updated home features an abundance of light! Chef's kitchen with granite countertops, a large island, and high-end stainless appliances. Living room w/gas fireplace, family room & huge formal dining room. Custom dry sauna seats 4+ people. Plumbed space for built-in coffee maker. Primary suite with marble, gas fireplace, sitting area, heated floor: custom steam room, large spa tub w/ waterfall, walk-in shower w/ multiple rain heads and body jets, and walk-in closet. Huge upstairs space with secondary kitchen, separate entry, and deck: additional family room, game room, or private apartment. Large, private backyard wraps around the entire home, with lots of mature fruit trees (orange, lemon, plum, persimmon, and more). Excellent location near the library & community center, Mitchell and Ramos Parks, restaurants, shopping centers, and freeway access. Excellent Palo Alto Schools.
$460,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in East Palo Alto
$460,000

480 E Okeefe St 312 East Palo Alto, CA 94303

$460,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
614 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ML81917129
Property Type Condo
Price Type --
One of the largest 1/1 unit in Top floor location, remodeled with plenty of natural light, vaulted ceilings with new recessed 120v Led canister lights and skylights. Back of the complex location. New kitchen with wood cabinet, quarts counter tops, new refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and exhaust fam. New laminate floors in the living room and dining room, new carpet in the large bedroom with mirrored closet doors. Study/nursery/closet corner in the bedroom. Brand new bathroom with new tub. Balcony off the living room and bedroom. Double pane windows. Easy access to elevator and carport which has a small cubby storage. Bike storage. Secured building with remote gate opener. Great centralized location - 3 minutes from downtown Palo Alto, easy access to 101, and many hi-tech Companies. Great first time homebuying purchase.

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