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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.

Reed Square Apartments - Sunnyvale, CA 94086
20

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

$3422 - $3856

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Villas at Bair Island Marina - Redwood City, CA 94063
19

Redwood City, CA 94063

$3080 - $6545

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Marina Park)


$3080 - $6545

155 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Silicon Valley - Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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(823)

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2540 - $3840

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (North Sunnyvale)

(823)

$2540 - $3840

710 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Franklin Street - Redwood City, CA 94063
13

Redwood City, CA 94063

$3055 - $6695

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Redwood City, CA (Central, Roosevelt)


$3055 - $6695

206 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Foster City, CA 94404

$2351 - $3080

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Foster City, CA (Fish)

(352)

$2351 - $3080

288 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Orchard - Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$3135 - $5745

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA


$3135 - $5745

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Lawrence Station - Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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(129)

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

$2778 - $5649

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (North Sunnyvale, Tasman Corridor)

(129)

$2778 - $5649

336 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookside Oaks - Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$2236 - $3593

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (Homestead, South Los Altos)


$2236 - $3593

170 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

$3615 - $4805

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Mountain View, CA (San Antonio)


$3615 - $4805

211 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Summerhill Park - Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2573 - $3293

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (North Sunnyvale)


$2573 - $3293

100 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Magnolia Square - Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Sunnyvale, CA 94086

$2634 - $3565

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (Sunnyvale Town Center)


$2634 - $3565

156 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lyon Aviare - Cupertino, CA 95014
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Cupertino, CA 95014

$2399 - $3950

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cupertino, CA


$2399 - $3950

140 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Birch Creek - Mountain View, CA 94040
11

Mountain View, CA 94040

$2661 - $4959

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mountain View, CA


$2661 - $4959

184 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bridgeport Apartment Homes - Newark, CA 94560
13

Newark, CA 94560

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Via Apartment Homes - Sunnyvale, CA 94089
14

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

$2859 - $3501

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (North Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale East)


$2859 - $3501

284 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Regency at Mountain View - Mountain View, CA 94040
7

Mountain View, CA 94040

$2626 - $3349

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mountain View, CA (Shoreline West)


$2626 - $3349

142 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

$2135 - $3675

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Montclaire Apartment Homes - Sunnyvale, CA 94085
13

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2254 - $3122

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (Heritage District, Sunnyvale Town Center)


$2254 - $3122

390 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riley Square - Santa Clara, CA 95051
27

Santa Clara, CA 95051

$2442 - $2777

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Santa Clara, CA


$2442 - $2777

156 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Bristol Commons - Sunnyvale, CA 94086
45

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

$2561 - $3394

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (Sunnyvale Town Center)


$2561 - $3394

188 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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