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Status

Age Friendly

Senior Population

11,006

Population

64,403

Current vs. 2060 Senior Population

17%
25%

The blend of business and residential areas anchored by a vibrant downtown defines Palo Alto’s unique character. A mixture of old and new, the town’s tree-lined streets and historic buildings reflect its California heritage. An abundance of local pride and numerous neighborhood organizations contribute to Palo Alto’s charming historic and upscale commercial and residential areas. At the same time, the city is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological development. Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings add to the vibrance, innate charm and beauty of the city. Palo Alto’s San Francisco Bay location and natural environment offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy bird and aquatic life in a natural habitat.

Mayor

Gregory Scharff

Age-Friendly Contact

Minka van der Zwaag
Manager, Office of Human Services
650-463-4953
minka.vanderzwaag@cityofpaloalto.org