The Bay Area
Beautiful, natural areas are found in all directions and are close enough to make perfect weekend retreats. About a half hour away from Palo Alto is San Francisco. Also to the north, approximately two and one-half hours from Palo Alto, is the famous wine region of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. A four-hour drive northeast will take you to Lake Tahoe with some of the most scenic ski resorts on the continent. Directly east is Yosemite National Park, with endless numbers of alpine trails and some of the most spectacular views in the National Parks system. Traveling south brings one to Carmel, the Monterey Peninsula and the gorgeous rolling hills and rocky coastline of Big Sur. It is no wonder this area is considered one of the most desirable places in the country to live.
• Easy commute to Yosemite, Tahoe, Carmel, Big Sur, Monterrey Bay, Napa/Sonoma
• Accessible hiking & biking in and around the area
• The tech hub—Google, Facebook