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Address: Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94302
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+1 650-299-8878

Many of Stanford's first professors resided in the well-preserved...

Many of Stanford's first professors resided in the well-preserved Victorians in this Palo Alto neighborhood.

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Great neighorhood

I lived there for 10 years and it is a good place to raise children. The people are friendly, the schools are great, shopping is close by, and the sense of community is strong.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2015
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Big Sky, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I lived there for 10 years and it is a good place to raise children. The people are friendly, the schools are great, shopping is close by, and the sense of community is strong.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Many of those who rated this poorly just walked around and didn't actually take the historic walking tour which is sponsored by Palo Alto Stanford Heritage. If you can't take the tour, you should Google it and use the self guided tour. It's not about who lives there now. Professors could NEVER afford it. It's about who lived there when... More 

1 Thank KrisZavoli
Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

It's hard to say why anyone would want to visit Professorkille. It's a residential area of Stanford campus that's anything but interesting. There's not even anything to be curious about. It's a neighborhood of old houses where Professors live. I drive through it every day, have friends who live there, had never considered that anyone wondered about it. Very nice... More 

3 Thank antlergirl
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a beautiful historic neighborhood close to the Stanford campus. Faculty who live in this area are generally of "higher" rank at Stanford as it is an expensive neighborhood to live in. For example, it might be too pricey for a new faculty member who is not a full professor. The area has many trees; historic homes; etc. Yearly... More 

1 Thank mini
Los Altos Hills, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

There are houses dating back to about 1895, most though are from 1900 to 1930's. This is a pleasant upscale neighborhood with tree lined streets. The old Hewlett-Packard garage is there, 367 Addison, but you can't go up to it, much less see inside. A few houses have plaques, but nothing terribly interesting. Go past Professorville and you end up... More 

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Palo Alto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Sweet old neighborhood near downtown Palo Alto with big houses and tree-lined streets, very nice for a stroll. However, if I were on University Ave. and wanting a walk after lunch, I'd head up Palm Drive and walk around Stanford.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Probably all university towns more than 50 years old have neighborhoods where professors tend to cluster together (and not university housing). Stanford's professors, even from the beginning, were obviously well paid since the homes in this neighborhood are large (not mansions), striking, architecturally diverse, and most have pleasant gardens surrounding the home. There's really no destination point. One just parks... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Great afternoon walk to see the real Palo Alto. Plenty of sidewalks, shade trees over the streets, and well kept, brown Berkeley style homes. Emerson Street is a good place to start.

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Palo Alto, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

This is a neighborhood next to Stanford that has some interesting old houses. Streets are named for colleges in the US. Worth a 20-30 min. drive through

Thank Marcia K
Palo Alto, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Beautiful homes, plus the garage where HP was founded is located there. There is also a house designed by Greene and Greene, and the Bonnet House by Julia Morgan.

Thank Karen W

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