Scene from downtown Palo AltoPalo Alto, a popular mid-Peninsula city, is one of the northernmost of Santa Clara county, and one of the most expensive.

Sometimes called “the birthplace of Silicon Valley” this city is home to many high tech firms with a rich local history. It’s also famous for high scoring schools, Stanford centers, shopping and dining opportunities, low crime rates, beautiful parks and neighborhoods, and a milder Peninsula bayside climate.

Read more about this first class community over on our other blog Not to be confused with its neighbors East Palo Alto (in San Mateo County)or the unique community of Stanford, CA. Stanford is its own municipality, though adjacent to PA.

The Palo Alto Real Estate Market

We subscribe to a few services to get the latest data from the MLS and market conditions for the areas where we sell homes.

The first is the RE Report which shows the data from closed sales, updated around the 5th of every month. The landing page if you follow that link will show you the data for this city’s single family homes, but near the top you can change the criteria to hone in on a particular neighborhood or show condo and townhome sales.

Neighborhoods available to view on the RE Report for this city:

Barron Park
Community Center
Crescent Park
Downtown PA
Green Acres
Green Gables
Old PA
Palo Alto Hills
South PA

Please keep in mind that we are in a time of very low inventory, so many of these smaller sections of the city won’t have many sales, and in some cases, none at all in the last month or so. It can make the data appear to be swinging wildly when that is not actually the case.

Below please find the next: a live Altos Research chart, showing the real-time market profile of homes for sale (updated about once per week) – this will give you an idea of what a house might cost in this sought-after community.



And finally, homes currently for sale:



Below is a short list of homes for sale. To see everything that the MLS displays publicly, please click on the “more” style link at the bottom. You’ll be taken to a new page with everything able to be displayed.


  • List View
  • Map View
  • Grid View

See all Real estate matching your search.
(all data current as of 5/29/2024)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.



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