Best Places to Live

Palo Alto, CA

Population: 66,478
LIV
SCORE
674
Danille Rice - City of Palo Alto

The beating heart of Silicon Valley is Palo Alto, an eye-pleasing city with a charming mix of old and new and an exciting destination for business or pleasure, thus making it an obvious choice for a vaunted position on our 2018 Best Places list.

High-tech companies like Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard and Tesla reside here, and Stanford University is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Palo Alto is a famously expensive city, but with a median household income of $136,519, the cost of living in relation to income here is actually surprisingly reasonable.

Preserving the environment is big in the hearts of many residents, and also within the city is a top-flight healthcare network.

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Palo Alto, CA Ranking Data

Civic
90
Demographics
63
Economy
52
Education
93
Health
80
Housing
44
Infrastructure
51