Brady and Son Realty

A Real Estate Team from Keller Williams Silicon City

Building Dreams, one Home at a Time.

Our Goal is to help you navigate the complexities of Silicon Valley Real Estate such that you are happy to recommend us to your family and friends.

2221 Oakland Road #268, San Jose, CA 95131

Phone: 408-868-8052

Palo Alto, California

The iconic Stanford University campus in Palo Alto

Palo Alto Area Profile

Demographics: (2015)

  • Population: 66,478
  • Median Age: 41.1
  • households: 26,087
  • Median household Income: $136,519
  • Mean Property Value: $1.56M


  • Employees: 32,002
  • Top 3 professions: Management; Computer and Mathematical; Education, Training, and Library
  • Top 3 industries by # of employees: Professional, Scientific, and Tech Services; Educational Services, Manufacturing
  • Average Commute: 21.3 Minutes

Palo Alto City Government

The City of Palo Alto is governed by a city council comprised of 9 members. The government itself is managed by a City Manager.

Palo Alto City Hall

Things to Do in and around Palo Alto






Parks and Rec:

Arastradero Preserve Visitor Center


Road Biking:

Mountain Biking:

Mountain Biking

Theater, Concerts, and Museums

Area Theater and Concert Venues and Organizations:

  • TheatreWorks, a nationally-acclaimed group that draws from throughout the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.
  • Palo Alto Players, a popular community theater group that was the Peninsula’s first theater group when formed in 1931, offers a regular schedule of plays at the Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto.
  • The much-loved Palo Alto Children’s Theatre has it’s own dedicated stage at the community center and has ignited the acting passion of many local children. Check the calendar for other theater, music and dance offerings in Palo Alto and at Stanford.
  • Mountain winery  – 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga
  • Levi’s Stadium – 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way Santa Clara, CA 95054

Area Galleries and Museums:

Dining and Shopping in Palo Alto

Places to Eat:

  •  LYFE Kitchen: Modern, casual chain serving health-minded, globally inspired food made with local ingredients.   167 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301  (650) 325-5933
  • La Bodeguita Del Medio: Trendy sibling of the Havana original offers Cuban fare, cigars & rum cocktails in a colorful space.  463 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306  (650) 326-7762
  • Evvia Estiatorio: Destination for refined renderings of classic Greek dishes in lively surroundings.  420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301  (650) 326-0983
  • Oren’s Hummus Shop: Cozy Mediterranean eatery serving housemade hummus with falafel or meats, plus sides & sauces.  261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301  (650) 752-6492

Places to Shop:

  • Stanford Shopping Centerpremier open-air shopping and dining destination with more than 140 world-class shops and restaurants; 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Town & Country Village: more than 70 shops an restaurants, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Palo Alto Education Opportunities

K-12 Schools Serving Palo Alto

Public schools include links to ratings on; private schools include links to their website.


Higher Education

  • Stanford University
  • Menlo College
  • Canada College

Palo Alto Real Estate Market

Palo Alto Real Estate Trends: Average Sales Price and Average Sales to List Price Ratio by Month

The graph above shows that average sale prices in Palo Alto surged upwards at the end of last year. Since then, average sails prices have been mixed, but generally down from the December peak as more inventory came on the market trying to take advantage of these prices. The average Sale Price to List Price ratio, indicated by the red line, remains strong despite declining from a peak of 14% over list in April to about 5% in July. 

Palo Alto Real Estate Trends: Home sales by price range over the past 12 months

This histogram above breaks down Palo Alto home sales over the past 12 months by price range. Here we see the bulk of the Palo Alto market falls in the $2,000,000 to $5,000,000 range.

Palo Alto Real Estate: 6-month Average: Days to Sell versus Price Range

The second rule of real estate after Location: Timing. Buyers and Sellers need to understand the time trends in the market. 

Sellers need to be aware of how long it might take to sell their home. Many variables affect this time, not the least of which is list price. Market demand in all but the highest price range is keeping inventory moving in a month or less.

Here we see that the average homes in most price ranges sells in 15 days or less, which, given the average price, is significantly faster than equivalent areas elsewhere in the County.

Understanding Price is imperative both form the Seller’s and Buyer’s perspectives.

For the seller, pricing too high can be disastrous. Buyers will focus their attention on lower-priced listings first. So can pricing so low that buyers wonder what is wrong with the property.

As shown here, even the highest value properties that stay on the market the longest time are generally selling above asking price. With average sales running between 8.7% to 13.2% in most of the market. Note that the extreme of 39.3% average in the $1,100,000 to $1,200,000 band constitutes only 10 sales in the period indicating significant demand for low-cost real estate in Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Real Estate:6-month Average Sale Price to List Price Ratio by Price Range

The photos below bracket the Palo Alto real estate market from low to high prices in Single Family Homes and Condominiums and Town Homes.

Palo Alto Single Family Home Sales in the past 12 months:

This 770 sf 2br/1ba cottage on a 2,125 sf lot that sold for $1,565,000 in May, 2018, holds the low price mark for Palo Alto single family homes in the period.

This 4,586 sf 6br/5ba estate on 3/4 acre that sold for $23,495,000 in December, 2017 holds the high mark for single family home sales in Palo Alto for the period ​

Palo Alto Condo and Townhouse Sales in the past 12 months:

This 885 sf 1br/1ba condo that sold for $831,000 in September, 2017, holds the low price mark for Palo Alto condominium and townhouse sales in the period​.

This 1,871 sf 2br/2.5ba home that sold for $3,200,000 in February, 2018 holds the high mark for Palo Alto Condominiums and Townhouses for the period.

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