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Professorville

Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94302
650-299-8878
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Ranked #17 of 22 attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Many of Stanford's first professors resided in the well-preserved Victorians in this Palo Alto neighborhood.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Lawrence, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

If you like historic homes, download the walking tour of Professorville for a very pleasant and informative stroll through this Palo Alto historic neighborhood.

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