Living In Palo Alto
Stanford Law School, located in the City of Palo Alto at the heart of Silicon Valley, is 45 minutes from San Francisco, 30 minutes from the beach, and 3½ hours from the snow. More than 100 years old, Palo Alto is home to approximately 61,000 residents. On weekdays, due to daily commuters, the population increases to nearly 140,000. Palo Alto encompasses an area of approximately 26 square miles, of which one-third is open space. Known as the "Birthplace of the Silicon Valley," Palo Alto was also, in 1994, the first U.S. city to have an Internet home page. Palo Alto has over 300 local restaurants and offers access to outdoor hiking and a myriad of cultural activities.
- The City of Palo Alto is more than 100 years old, and is named after a majestic 1000 year old coastal redwood tree along San Francisquito Creek, where early Spanish explorers settled.
- The city encompasses an area of approximately 26 square miles, of which one-third is open space.
- First city to open a public children's library (1940).
- First U.S. city to have an Internet home page (1994).
- Palo Alto is strategically located and easily accessible to major surface routes, including Interstate 280, Highway 101, Highway 84 - the Dumbarton Bridge and Highway 92 – the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge.
- Population: 61,000 residents (approximately)
- Movie theaters within 15 miles: 26 (approximately)
- Restaurants within 15 miles: 4,511 (approximately)
- Restaurants within downtown Palo Alto: 80 (approximately)
- Public golf courses within 30 miles: 61 (approximately)
- Libraries within 15 miles: 69 (approximately)
- Museums within 30 miles: 13 (approximately)
- Palo Alto city-owned parks: 34 (approximately)
- Annual precipitation (inches) 15.7
- High temp in July °F 78.80°
- Low temp in Jan °F 40.40°