About

Amidst the bustle of suburban life rests calm and quiet Barron Park. Once a flourishing orchard, this neighborhood continues its arcadian legacy with mature, fruit-bearing trees dotting most of the properties, and showcases its rich history in the Bungalow and Ranch styles that were the popular style during the 1920s.

Unique to Barron Park is its ability to maintain a rural atmosphere while situated in a suburban area. Most homes have mature, even overgrown, trees that were not part of planned landscaping. The architectural styles of the homes here are both eclectic and modest, with new home construction using a simpler Craftsman inspiration.

Formed in 1926, the neighborhood association is very active and contributes to the antique feel of Barron Park. Upon moving in, new residents are gifted with a friendly greeting packet outlining the neighborhood, bike lanes, Neighborhood Watch programs, and activity schedule. Many Barron Park residents look forward to the May Fete celebration and neighborhood holiday caroling in the winter.

Comfort and relaxation come easily in Barron Park, as evidenced by the many long-time residents who enjoy resting on their front porches or working in their vegetable gardens. For those who enjoy a slower pace of life and a close-knit community, Barron Park is the perfect fit. Despite the restful setting, this neighborhood is not without its share of entertainment. The neighborhood’s 13-acre Bol Park offers abundant space for recreation and leisure, as well as a home to two donkeys, whom residents can visit and feed on Sundays.

Barron Park also boasts close proximity to some of the best state-ranked schools, making it an excellent place for young families to settle down and raise children.

Boundaries

  • Chimalus Drive on the north
  • El Camino Real on the east
  • Georgia Avenue on the south
  • Miranda Avenue on the west

Public Schools

  • Barron Park Elementary (K-5)
    #12 Elementary School in California
  • Terman Middle School (6-8)
    #1 Middle School in California
  • Gunn High School
    #1 High School in California

(state-ranked according to niche.com)

Parks

  • Cornelis Bol Park – 3590 Laguna Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Juana Briones Park – 609 Maybell Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306

Libraries

  • Mitchell Park Library- 3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • College Terrace Library- 2300 Wellesley Street Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Main Library- 1213 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA, 94303
  • Children’s Library- 1276 Harriet Street Palo Alto, CA 94301