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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Stanford is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 14,926. Stanford is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Stanford offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Stanford there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Stanford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Stanford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,505,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,538
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,208
National
$55,322
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    60%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    3%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    1%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Stanford Reviews

3 reviews
Everything is top-class here. From primary school to university. In Palo Alto - where I live - the education offered is top-notch. Palo Alto high school and Stanford are both among the best in the US. The Safety is excellent. The only common crime is bike theft. There are many diverse ethnicities residing here, most of which have received graduate education. The level of education here is very good. The housing prices are very high unfortunately. You need to have a really high income to rent/buy an apartment here. People with ordinary jobs cannot survive here. You need to be a top-notch professional or an entrepreneur to have an easy life here, otherwise Palo Alto is not a good choice for you. Also the nightlife is not very good here; most places close early at night.
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Great campus, very affluent area so the cost of living is extremely high, however. Transportation is a bit of a pain, so allow for additional time to get anywhere due to traffic. Bike transport is prevalent and very much in the way of everyone else.
Several areas are very popular places to get food, such as University Avenue or California Avenue.