Palo Alto Neihgborhood- Barron park

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Barron Park



The Barron Park neighborhood in Palo Alto, bounded by Matedero Ave, El  Camino Real and Arastedero Road, is known for having a unique character. It was the last to be annexed to Palo Alto in 1975 despite the heated debate that it should remain independent. It remains its rural feel with the absence of sidewalks and curbs. Many people are attracted to Barron Park for its strong sense of community. Newcomers to the neighborhood feel welcomed right away as they begin to participate in the communities activities. The Barron Park neighborhood association has several gatherings throughout the year.

Another feature unique to Barron Park is the neighborhood donkeys, Pericles (or Perry, for short) and Miner 49er. The Barron Park donkeys have been loved and cared for by generations of Palo Alto children and adults since 1936. Interesting fact:  Perry was the model for the donkey in the movie Shrek. If you would like to learn more about the donkeys, you can visit the Barron Park Donkeys webpage.

Barron Park is one of the top choice neighborhoods for families because the excellent schools. Gunn High school, in the Barron Park neighborhood, is ranked in the top 100 High School in the US according US News. The elementary and middle schools are both within short walking distance.

There are a variety of home styles in Barron Park, ranging from small cottages to larger remodeled or rebuilt homes, making Barron Park a great choice for young professionals just starting out, as well as those looking for larger and updated properties. You can also find larger lots in Barron Park, quarter acre lots are commonly found in this Palo Alto neighborhoods.

For the most recent Barron Park Home Sales statistics, please visit this page.

Neighborhood Amenities

FIRE STATION: No. 5, 600 Arastradero Road

LIBRARY: College Terrace branch, 2300 Wellesley St.; Mitchell Park branch, 3700 Middlefield Road


PARKS: Bol Park, Laguna Avenue between Barron and Matadero avenues; Juana Briones Park, 609 Maybell Ave.
POST OFFICE: Veterans Hospital Bureau, 3801 Miranda Ave.; Cambridge, 265 Cambridge Ave.

SHOPPING: San Antonio Shopping Center, California Avenue

SCHOOLS: Barron Park and Juana Briones elementary schools, Terman Middle School, Gunn High School

School district boundaries are subject to change. Please check with the school district to confirm school attendance boundaries. If you would like more information on Palo Alto Schools, please read Palo Alto School District – What You Need to Know. For information on Palo Alto School District test scores, you can read Palo Alto School District Performance.

My Services

Gwen specializes in working with buyers and sellers in Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Redwood City and other Penisula cities. Her client base ranges from first time buyer, investors, and people who wish to trade up or downsize. Want to receive up to date information about real estate in Palo Alto? You may Subscribe to HomesForSalePaloAltoToday by Email. If you have a question for Gwen or like additional information on the neighborhood, you may contact her by email or reach her at 650-454-8568.

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