About

Maintaining the pastoral charm and traditions of western Palo Alto, Green Acres is a smaller, lesser known neighborhood that is easily overlooked. However, with its perfect balance of city and country living, Green Acres is a great option for those buyers in the know. 

As idyllic as its name, this neighborhood was built on a tract of apricot orchards. Although much of the original orchards were replaced by ranch and bungalow style homes during the suburban expansion of the 1960s, Green Acres has maintained its small-town charm. This is likely due to the unique pedestrian access to the award-winning schools: Juana Briones Elementary School, Ellen Fletcher Middle School, and Gunn High School. Each weekday morning, neighborhood children are seen making their way on foot or by bicycle, with both parents and crossing guards ensuring their safe arrival. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the ease of access to all K-12 schools is unrivaled within Palo Alto. 

With many families residing in the area, Green Acres maintains a strong sense of neighborliness and community. As an added benefit, residents can take advantage of close-by Los Altos and Mountain View shopping centers, while still being within reach of the wonderful offerings of renowned Palo Alto. 

Boundaries

  • Georgia Avenue on the north
  • El Camino Real on the east
  • Arastradero Road on the south
  • Foothill Expressway on the west

Public Schools

  • Juana Briones Elementary School (K-5)
    #6 Elementary School in California
  • Terman Middle School (6-8)
    #1 Middle School in California
  • Gunn High School
    #1 High School in California

(state-ranked according to niche.com)

Libraries

  • Mitchell Park Library- 3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • College Terrace Library- 2300 Wellesley Street Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Main Library- 1213 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA, 94303
  • Children’s Library- 1276 Harriet Street Palo Alto, CA 94301

Parks

  • Juana Briones Park- 609 Maybell Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Terman Park- 380 Panama Mall Stanford, CA 94306

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