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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.

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Blu Harbor

Redwood City, CA 94063

$2,950+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Blu Harbor

Redwood City, CA


$2,950+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
13
Sequoia Apartments

Redwood City, CA 94062

$2,277+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

1 Unit Available

Sequoia Apartments

Redwood City, CA


$2,277+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
1 Unit Available
Macara Gardens

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

$2,300+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Macara Gardens

Sunnyvale, CA (Sunnyvale West, West Murphy)


$2,300+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
14
Naya

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$3,315+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

Naya

Sunnyvale, CA (Sunnyvale West, Washington)


$3,315+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
6ten East

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

$3,145+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

6ten East

Sunnyvale, CA (Lakewood)


$3,145+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
16
Avana Sunnyvale
135

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2,781+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Avana Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale, CA (East Murphy)

(135)

$2,781+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
19
Sycamore Bay
4

Newark, CA 94560

$2,296+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Sycamore Bay

Newark, CA

(4)

$2,296+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Twin Pines Manor Apartments

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$1,845+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

10+ Units Available

Twin Pines Manor Apartments

Sunnyvale, CA (Ortega)


$1,845+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
10+ Units Available
46
Avalon Silicon Valley
824

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2,880+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Avalon Silicon Valley

Sunnyvale, CA (East Murphy)

(824)

$2,880+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
Villa Camino

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$2,050+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

1 Unit Available

Villa Camino

Sunnyvale, CA (Ortega)


$2,050+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
1 Unit Available
20
The Glen
20

Belmont, CA 94002

$2,445+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

The Glen

Belmont, CA (Central)

(20)

$2,445+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
34
eaves Foster City
352

Foster City, CA 94404

$2,303+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

eaves Foster City

Foster City, CA (Carmel Village)

(352)

$2,303+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Domus On The Boulevard

Mountain View, CA 94040

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Domus On The Boulevard

Mountain View, CA


Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
28
Shenandoah Square

Mountain View, CA 94043

$2,856+

2 Beds1 Bath

Shenandoah Square

Mountain View, CA (Moffett-Whisman)


$2,856+

2 Beds1 Bath
24
Wescoat Village At Moffett Field

Moffett Field, CA 94035

$4,209+

3-5 Beds2 Baths

Wescoat Village At Moffett Field

Moffett Field, CA


$4,209+

3-5 Beds2 Baths
13
Franklin Street

Redwood City, CA 94063

$3,050+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

Franklin Street

Redwood City, CA


$3,050+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
20
Central Park At Whisman Station
149

Mountain View, CA 94043

$2,970+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

1 Unit Available

Central Park At Whisman Station

Mountain View, CA (Moffett-Whisman)

(149)

$2,970+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
1 Unit Available
15
Furnished Studio - San Jose - Mountain View

Mountain View, CA 94040

$2,730+

1 Bed1 Bath

Furnished Studio - San Jose - Mountain View

Mountain View, CA


$2,730+

1 Bed1 Bath
19
The Villas at Bair Island Marina

Redwood City, CA 94063

$3,145+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

The Villas at Bair Island Marina

Redwood City, CA


$3,145+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
17
The Meadows
8

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

$2,845+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

The Meadows

Sunnyvale, CA (Sunnyvale West, West Murphy)

(8)

$2,845+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available