Immersed in a quiet setting, Green Gables is comprised of several sub-areas in Palo Alto, including Duveneck/St. Francis, Embarcadero Oaks, Garland, Leland Manor, and Triple El. These sub-areas capture rich character and charm with wide-tree canopied streets and well-kept homes which retain distinguishing features.
The Duveneck/St. Francis has the largest area coverage, and boasts its share of luxury homes with such close proximity to Crescent Park. This neighborhood’s focal point is Duveneck Elementary School, renowned for academic excellence and impressive scholastic achievements across the board. Couple this with the fact that all of the schools that correspond with this neighborhood are some of the topmost ranking schools in the state, and it becomes the perfect place to raise a family.
Embarcadero Oaks is most famous for transforming Fulton Street into “Christmas Tree Lane” during the holiday season, a lively tradition since the 1940s. Lined with sycamores and classically stunning homes (several of which were designed by famed local architect Birge Clark), this particular street draws a multitude of visitors throughout the year.
Abundant magnolia trees provide blossoming beauty to the Garland neighborhood, which is essentially a one-block neighborhood that divides into four cul-de-sac streets. Most homes date back to the post-war boom, and in recent years, have gone through interior renovations.
Leland Manor has a unique layout compared to the rest of the neighborhoods. Its central ring of streets encircles twin cul-de-sacs, resulting in less vehicular traffic and a tranquil environment for the neighborhood.
Lastly, Triple El is the only Green Gables area dominated by famous single-story, mid-century modern homes. Designed by Joseph Eichler, the homes are open and bright, seamlessly integrating the main areas with easy outdoor access, promoting the highly desirable indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Unique to Triple El is Elsinore Drive, which is lined with Chinese Elm trees as old as the neighborhood itself.
In general, Green Gables has a wider range of home values because of its sub-areas, and because of this, allows versatility to accommodate lifestyles varying from quiet comfort to outdoor adventures. Enjoy jogging or biking along Embarcadero Road, explore the Baylands Nature Preserve, play golf at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, or learn how to fly a small propeller plane at the Palo Alto Airport.