A cold snap is covering most of the country. I just got a message from a friend in Maryland saying it is 7 degrees this morning so he is going to the gym instead of out running. This is after a big snow storm blanketed the mid west and east coast. I love living in Palo Alto.
Today is supposed to be 73 in Palo Alto. I have to decide between going for a run/walk on the Dish at Stanford (walk the steep uphill and run the flat and downhill parts) or taking my dog to the beach at Half Moon Bay. Did I mention I love living in Palo Alto?
Maybe I will do both, although I do have a lot of work to do today.
It is wonderful to living in Palo Alto, but there are challenges.
Homes are expensive, and there is a lot of competition for them. If you want to buy a home in Palo Alto be prepared to pay a lot of money and have a lot of competition. Most homes sell for over list price and have multiple offers as the inventory of homes for sale has been very low for a long time.
In 2013 there were 407 single family homes sold. only 5 sold under a million dollars. The average 3 bedroom 2 bath house sold for $1,923,541, was 1661 square feet with a 7,000 square foot lot, and was on the market 14 days.
But a smaller house than you find in other neighborhoods for me is a small price to pay for the benefits of living in Palo Alto. I think we have the best schools, parks, restaurants, stores, and people in the world. And who can complain about our wonderful weather?
Palo Alto also has great diversity in the neighborhoods. There is the vibrant downtown area with condos, apartments, and cute older homes. Then Professorville with gorgeous historic homes from the turn of the century. Old Palo Alto has both stately homes form the 20's and 30's as well as large newer homes and many larger lots. Crossing Oregon you get to Midtown where older cottages and ranch homes are mixed with many new builds. Then South Palo Alto is the mid century modern lover's dream with street after street of Eichlers.
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If you have any questions about living in Palo Alto please feel free to contact me.
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