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Overview of Palo Alto

Named after a tree that stood more than 110 feet tall, Palo Alto and its residents have long looked to surpass the sky-high goals set by the founders of this metropolis. Home to a number of high-tech firms, the California city is one of the fastest moving and most intelligent areas in the country. People looking for Palo Alto apartments for rent will be amazed at how quickly they fall in love with the sunny metropolis. A Mediterranean climate provides a comfortable atmosphere for some of the brightest minds in the country to operate, and many of these individuals choose to take in views of the mountains on long bike rides to wind down after a long day of work.

Living in Palo Alto

This area was first settled by Leland Stanford in 1876 and the development of this institution forever shaped the city that grew around it.

Palo Alto is home to Nobel Prize winners, chief executives of major Silicon Valley firms, but people looking for Palo Alto apartments for rent shouldn't feel intimidated. High quality public schools provide residents with an outstanding education, and children can look to Stanford for inspiration in their academic pursuits. Palo Alto has a number of quality restaurants, several shopping centers and residents of Palo Alto apartments have a wide selection of activities to participate in on hot, summer days. Gardening enthusiasts are especially welcome in the city, which has three sites that will provide an aesthetically-pleasing experience for all.

Palo Alto Apartments and Cost of Living

Palo Alto earns high ranks from AreaVibes. It's ranked no. 17 in the top places to live in California, and is touted for housing, weather and amenities. However, living in this beautiful city comes with a price. According to AreaVibes, the cost of living is 83.3 percent greater than the national average. If you're looking for Palo Alto apartments for rent, note that rental prices average 106.4 percent more expensive than the national average. 

Apartments in Palo Alto Work and Study

There are a number of business opportunities directly in the city and the outskirts, as the local government, the Hewlett-Packard Company, Stanford University Medical Center, TIBCO Software and many small tech firms employ the city's residents. The metropolis is also influenced by the many companies located in Silicon Valley, and the Stanford Shopping Center provides job placement for those who may not be technically inclined.

Nearby Stanford University is one of the country's premier academic institutions and a jewel of the West Coast's higher education system. A thriving sports program gives students and residents of apartments in Palo Alto alike a chance to see Division 1 athletics firsthand, as the university represents one of the Pac 12 Conference's best teams in several areas. People looking for apartments for rent in Palo Alto will have a number of options, as they can live close to the school or find a nice abode near one of the many parks located in the area.

Oak Creek Apartments - Palo Alto, CA 94304
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(9)

Palo Alto, CA 94304

$2660 - $6270

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palo Alto, CA (Oak Creek)

(9)

$2660 - $6270

759 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mia Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Palo Alto, CA 94301

$2500 - $3300

0 Beds 1 Bath

Palo Alto, CA (Downtown North)


$2500 - $3300

90 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

Southwood - Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2856 - $3983

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palo Alto, CA (Midtown)


$2856 - $3983

100 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parksquare Apartments - Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2300 - $3050

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Montage Apartments - Palo Alto, CA 94306
2

Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2795 - $3795

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Marc, Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Palo Alto, CA 94301

$3650 - $14500

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palo Alto, CA (Downtown North, University Park)


$3650 - $14500

118 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stanford Villa - Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2095 - $3860

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palo Alto, CA


$2095 - $3860

209 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wellsbury Apartment Homes - Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Palo Alto, CA 94306

$2595 - $4200

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Hawthorne Apartment Homes - Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Palo Alto, CA 94301

$2595 - $3995

1 Bed 0 Baths

Palo Alto, CA (Downtown North)


$2595 - $3995

1 Bed 0 Baths

Lyon Aviare - Cupertino, CA 95014
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Cupertino, CA 95014

$3200 - $3550

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cupertino, CA


$3200 - $3550

140 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Orchard - Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$3075 - $4980

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA


$3075 - $4980

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon Towers on the Peninsula - Mountain View, CA 94040
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Mountain View, CA 94040

$3695 - $4745

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Mountain View, CA (San Antonio)


$3695 - $4745

211 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

The Villas at Bair Island Marina - Redwood City, CA 94063
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Redwood City, CA 94063

$3080 - $4840

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Marina Park, Pete's Harbor)


$3080 - $4840

155 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Silicon Valley - Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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(823)

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2790 - $4410

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (North Sunnyvale)

(823)

$2790 - $4410

710 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

eaves Foster City - Foster City, CA 94404
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(352)

Foster City, CA 94404

$2458 - $2990

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Foster City, CA (Fish)

(352)

$2458 - $2990

288 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

707 Leahy Apartments - Redwood City, CA 94061
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(345)

Redwood City, CA 94061

$2304 - $6209

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Oakwood)

(345)

$2304 - $6209

110 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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(114)

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2760 - $4375

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (North Sunnyvale)

(114)

$2760 - $4375

192 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stewart Village - Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2575 - $4550

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (North Sunnyvale)


$2575 - $4550

202 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Mountain View at Middlefield - Mountain View, CA 94043
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(164)

Mountain View, CA 94043

$2405 - $3950

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Franklin Street - Redwood City, CA 94063
13

Redwood City, CA 94063

$3015 - $7050

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Central, Roosevelt...)


$3015 - $7050

206 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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