Located35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose, Palo Alto is acommunity of approximately 62,000 residents. Part of the San FranciscoMetropolitan Bay Area and the Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is located within SantaClara County and borders San Mateo County.
Palo Alto is strategically located and easily accessible to major surfaceroutes, including Interstate 280, Highway 101, Highway 84 - the Dumbarton Bridgeand Highway 92 - the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge.
Air transportation is easily accessible by bus, automobile or shuttle service toSan Francisco, San Jose and Oakland International airports.
Within the City, commuter rail transportation is conveniently located and thePalo Alto stop is one of the most used in the CalTrain system.
Alternative transportation options include numerous bike paths throughout theCity and an internal shuttle service is also available.
The City of Palo Alto is more than 100 years old, and is named after a majestic1000 (not 250) year old coastal redwood tree along San Francisquito Creek, whereearly Spanish explorers settled.
The blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtowndefines Palo Alto’s unique character. A charming mixture of old and new, PaloAlto’s tree-lined streets and historic buildings reflect its Californiaheritage. At the same time, Palo Alto is recognized worldwide as a leader incutting-edge technological development. This exciting mix of tradition andinnovation makes Palo Alto an extraordinary place in which to operate abusiness.
As befitsthe City known as “Birthplace of the Silicon Valley,” the City has developed a31-mile dark fiber ring for ultra-fast Internet access.
Complementing its exciting and innovative business community, Palo Alto’sresidents are highly educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated.An abundance of local pride and numerous neighborhood organizations contributeto Palo Alto’s charming historic and upscale commercial and residential areas.
Characteristic of Palo Alto is the care taken to protect open space andparkland. Palo Alto has a remarkable number of City-owned parks for its size (34at last count) and nearly one-third of its 26 square miles is open space.
Palo Alto’s San Francisco Bay location and natural environment offer theopportunity to enjoy bird and aquatic life in a natural habitat.
Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings addto the vibrance, innate charm and beauty of Palo Alto.
Distinctive in every way, Palo Alto offers its business community a diverse andexciting environment in which to work and live.
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