Palo Alto, considered the
birthplace of Silicon Valley, is more than 100 years old. The city
was named after a majestic 1000 year old coastal redwood tree
along San Francisquito Creek, where early Spanish explorers
settled. The Citys boundaries extend from San Francisco Bay
on the east to the Skyline Ridge of the coastal mountains on the
west, with Menlo Park to the north and Mountain View to the south.
The City encompasses an area of approximately 26 square miles, of
which one-third is open space.
A charming mixture of old
and new, Palo Altos tree-lined streets and historic
buildings reflect its California heritage. At the same time, Palo
Alto is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge
technological development. This exciting mix of tradition and
innovation makes Palo Alto an extraordinary place
Palo Altos San
Francisco Bay location and natural environment offer the
opportunity to enjoy bird and aquatic life in a natural habitat.
Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational
offerings add to the vibrance, innate charm and beauty of Palo