Palo Alto

Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto California is located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose, Palo Alto is a community of approximately 61,200 residents, part of the San Francisco Metropolitan Bay Area and the Silicon Valley. Palo Alto is located within Santa Clara County and borders San Mateo County. The Palo Alto California City boundaries extend from San Francisco Bay on the east to the Skyline Ridge of the coastal mountains on the west, with Menlo Park to the north and Mountain View to the south. The City encompasses an area of approx. 26 square miles, of which one-third is open space. More than 100 years old, Palo Alto is named for a majestic 250 year old coastal redwood tree along San Francisquito Creek, where early Spanish explorers settled.