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Address: Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94302
Phone Number: 650-299-8878
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Many of Stanford's first professors resided in the well-preserved...
Many of Stanford's first professors resided in the well-preserved Victorians in this Palo Alto neighborhood.
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It's hard to say why anyone would want to visit Professorkille. It's a residential area of Stanford campus that's anything but interesting. There's not even anything to be curious... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's hard to say why anyone would want to visit Professorkille. It's a residential area of Stanford campus that's anything but interesting. There's not even anything to be curious about. It's a neighborhood of old houses where Professors live. I drive through it every day, have friends who live there, had never considered that anyone wondered about it. Very nice... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a beautiful historic neighborhood close to the Stanford campus. Faculty who live in this area are generally of "higher" rank at Stanford as it is an expensive neighborhood to live in. For example, it might be too pricey for a new faculty member who is not a full professor. The area has many trees; historic homes; etc. Yearly... More 

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Los Altos Hills, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There are houses dating back to about 1895, most though are from 1900 to 1930's. This is a pleasant upscale neighborhood with tree lined streets. The old Hewlett-Packard garage is there, 367 Addison, but you can't go up to it, much less see inside. A few houses have plaques, but nothing terribly interesting. Go past Professorville and you end up... More 

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Palo Alto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Sweet old neighborhood near downtown Palo Alto with big houses and tree-lined streets, very nice for a stroll. However, if I were on University Ave. and wanting a walk after lunch, I'd head up Palm Drive and walk around Stanford.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Probably all university towns more than 50 years old have neighborhoods where professors tend to cluster together (and not university housing). Stanford's professors, even from the beginning, were obviously well paid since the homes in this neighborhood are large (not mansions), striking, architecturally diverse, and most have pleasant gardens surrounding the home. There's really no destination point. One just parks... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great afternoon walk to see the real Palo Alto. Plenty of sidewalks, shade trees over the streets, and well kept, brown Berkeley style homes. Emerson Street is a good place to start.

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Palo Alto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a neighborhood next to Stanford that has some interesting old houses. Streets are named for colleges in the US. Worth a 20-30 min. drive through

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Beautiful homes, plus the garage where HP was founded is located there. There is also a house designed by Greene and Greene, and the Bonnet House by Julia Morgan.

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Palo Alto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Professorville is simply an older part of Palo Alto in which the early professors owned homes. Some of the homes are marvelously preserved examples of early nineteenth century building. Originally built for poorly paid professors, this section of Palo Alto is now one of the most expensive. That is, if you can't afford 2 million, don't inquire.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had a beautiful sunny day to grab a coffee at one of the many coffee shops available and enjoy a morning stroll. I love looking at homes and appreciate the architecture and love to get landscaping ideas so this was very enjoyable to me

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