Palo Alto Hills

About

Perched high above Interstate 280 and surrounded by open space preserves, Palo Alto Hills provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley. Many residents are intimately connected to nature and enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle. Between hiking, biking, and horseback riding at the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, to fishing or camping in the Foothills Park, to enjoying a fun day of golf, tennis, and swimming at the Palo Alto Hills Country Club, this community has outdoor recreation in spades. Nicely spaced properties infuse this neighborhood with soothing serenity.

Looking further west will show properties with even more seclusion, exaggerated by the abundance of native greenery that has slowly, but beautifully reclaimed surrounding gates and fences. Though it feels remote, the residents are active in the community, with the neighborhood association organizing events, like the annual holiday party.

Palo Alto Hills, which includes the pockets of homes around Greater Miranda and Esther Clark Park communities, was organically developed which resulted in unique homes and diverse lot parcels. While this attracts residents to the neighborhood, someone looking to buy in the Palo Alto Hills may find it challenging to determine pricing, as merely relying on baseline assumptions of lot value or house plan configurations are not accurate. Historical data may also be unreliable because of the fewer number of closed sales each year. Thus, for a seller, selling a home in the Palo Alto Hills may take longer and equity growth can lag compared to other Palo Alto neighborhoods. However, for those wanting to be connected with nature and still like to be minutes away from the bustle of Silicon Valley life, then Palo Alto Hills is a great choice.

Boundaries

  • Arastradero Road on the north
  • Page Mill Road on the east
  • Page Mill Road and Alexis Road on the south
  • Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club and Arastradero Open Space Preserve on the west

Public Schools

  • Nixon Elementary School (K-5)
    #1 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)

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

Parks

  • Esther Clark Preserve
    Old Adobe Road Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Foothills Park
    3300 Page Mill Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
  • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
    1530 Arastradero Road Palo Alto, CA 94304
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