Welcome Packet

The City of Palo Alto Welcomes You...


Welcome!  Whether you have just joined our community, are a longtime resident, or just visiting, we hope that you will find the information provided on this website helpful.  

Palo Alto is known as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley” and continues to be a center of its creative innovation.  In Palo Alto, we have an abundance of local pride and a community filled with tree-lined streets, beautiful, historic, and walkable/bikeable neighborhoods.  Education is the foundation for Palo Alto. Home to Stanford University, Palo Alto’s school district is also excellent, ranking at the top of public school systems in California. 

The City also has many recreational opportunities, great shopping and dining, excellent health care facilities, libraries, museums, theaters and performing arts, festivals, farmers markets and sports.  Various business and shopping districts, from the Stanford Research Park, California Avenue to Palo Alto’s vibrant downtown University Avenue, join with Palo Alto’s neighborhoods and its involved  and caring citizenry to make Palo Alto a truly extraordinary place.

Thank you for visiting our site and please let us know if you need additional information by contacting us at CSD@cityofpaloalto.org


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