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“Worth a short drive”
Review of Professorville

Professorville
Ranked #22 of 41 things to do in Palo Alto
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Owner description: Many of Stanford's first professors resided in the well-preserved Victorians in this Palo Alto neighborhood.
Palo Alto, California
Level 6 Contributor
443 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Worth a short drive”
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

Visited September 2013
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English first
Palo Alto, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely place to go for a walk”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Karen W
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Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Ordinary”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Professorville is simply an older part of Palo Alto in which the early professors owned homes. Some of the homes are marvelously preserved examples of early nineteenth century building. Originally built for poorly paid professors, this section of Palo Alto is now one of the most expensive. That is, if you can't afford 2 million, don't inquire.

Visited July 2013
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Racine, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice stroll”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We had a beautiful sunny day to grab a coffee at one of the many coffee shops available and enjoy a morning stroll. I love looking at homes and appreciate the architecture and love to get landscaping ideas so this was very enjoyable to me

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Christine C
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United States
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Historic homes walking tour”
Reviewed 9 December 2012

If you like historic homes, download the walking tour of Professorville for a very pleasant and informative stroll through this Palo Alto historic neighborhood.

Visited October 2012
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