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The blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtown defines Palo Alto’s unique character. At the same time, Palo Alto, known as “Birthplace of the Silicon Valley,” is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings add to the vibrancy, innate charm, and beauty of Palo Alto. Distinctive in every way, Palo Alto, with a population of approximately 59,000 residents, offers its business community a diverse and exciting environment in which to work and live.

Palo Alto is home to numerous company headquarters for world-class technology companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, VMWare, and SAP. Many of these firms are located in the renowned Stanford Research Park on Page Mill Road, and many of the local giant technology firms (e.g. Google and Facebook) started in the park but relocated due to space constraints. Google has only recently re-established a presence in the park to get a foothold back in Palo Alto. The research park is credited with creating an ecosystem where companies can grow and have close access to local law firms and access to venture capital from the firms on Sand Hill Road.

Residents moving to Palo Alto are often trying to access the incredible public school system and provide their children with an experience that combines excellent teachers and low student-teacher ratios. The schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District are consistently ranked as the top in the State, and local Gunn and Palo Alto High often appear in national rankings for the quality of their education and admittance rates to top universities. For parents looking for private schools, there are numerous options available; some that offer bilingual immersion opportunities, some that are focused on the whole child, and some that are strictly focused on college preparation.

Palo Alto to the North of Oregon Expressway has primarily older Craftsman and California Colonial homes that date back to the late 1900's. South of Oregon Expressway, homes were built in the 1950's and 1960's and include ranch style homes along with Eichler or Eichler-like homes. The areas to the North and closer to the downtown typically command premium pricing, and the overall cost of housing in the entire city is some of the highest in the State on a per square foot basis.

There are three zip codes that serve the majority of the residences in Palo Alto: 94301, 94303 and 94306. The 94306 zip code is shared with East Palo Alto, but East Palo Alto is a separate city. Below is the historical market data for the city separated by zip code.

Note:  You can find our Sereno Group Palo Alto office on High Street!

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.


Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.