The map shows where residents in Palo Alto and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Stanford, CA and East Palo Alto, CA are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Palo Alto, CA map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

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The most desired areas tend to be in the central parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the west regions.

Median house prices in Palo Alto, CA are $2,371,550, meaning Palo Alto homes are much more expensive than the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Harrisonburg, VA and Bozeman, MT, and found homes in Palo Alto cost much more.

Compared to California, Palo Alto home prices are much more expensive than the state's average of $730,840. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Palo Alto, CA.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Palo Alto varies very little.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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