Palo Alto

Palo Alto (, ; Spanish: palo: literally “stick”, colloquial: “tree” and alto: “tall”; meaning: “tall tree”) is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. The city shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park.

 It has also served as an incubator to several other high-technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Pinterest, and PayPal. As of the 2010 census, the city’s total resident population is 64,403. Palo Alto is one of the most expensive cities in the United States and its residents are among the most educated in the country.

The city is divided into four neighborhoods: Downtown North, Downtown South, Professorville, and South of Midtown.Palo Alto is served by two major airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). The city is also served by Caltrain, a commuter rail service that runs between San Francisco and San Jose.Palo Alto is a beautiful city with many things to see and do. Visit the Stanford University campus, explore the downtown area, or take a drive down El Camino Real to see the sights of Silicon Valley. There is something for everyone in Palo Alto.