Palo Alto is Spanish meaning"tall tree".Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. when he founded Stanford University, following the death of his son, Leland Stanford Jr. The city includes portions of Stanford and is headquarters to a number of high-technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Space Systems/Loral, VMware,Tesla Motors, Ford Research and Innovation Center, PARC, Ning, IDEO, Skype, and Palantir Technologies. It has also served as an incubator to several other high-technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Pinterest, and PayPal.Palo Alto is one of the most expensive cities in the United States and it offers a blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtown.It is recognized across the world as a leader in cutting-edge technological development and is home to numerous company headquarters for world-class technology Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings add to the vibrancy, innate charm, and beauty of Palo Alto. Residents moving to Palo Alto are often trying to access the incredible public school district. 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. The homes in Palo Alto range from older Craftsman and California Colonial homes to ranch style homes along with Eichler or Eichler-like homes. The overall cost of housing in the entire city is some of the highest in the State on a per square foot basis.
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Updated: 22nd March, 2019 10:30 AM.