Relocating to Palo Alto

Relocating to Palo Alto is a dream for singles, families, and commuters alike. Along with the other charming towns that form the Peninsula, such as Burlingame, Foster City, San Carlos, Belmont, Redwood City, Menlo Park and Mountain View, Palo Alto ranks very high on key areas of desirability. San Francisco Relocate offers relocation services to the entire Bay Area, and will show you every desirable neighborhood in both Palo Alto and other nearby towns.

Home to huge high-tech moguls, convenient transportation, and one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes, Palo Alto and nearby towns in the Peninsula is a destination for locals and visitors for all occasions. People continue to flock to this part of the Bay Area, taking pride in its environmental consciousness, city-owned utilities, and support of social services.

During the rental tour, if you have decided that relocating to Palo Alto is the best option for you, our Relocation Specialists will answer any questions you may have about moving to Palo Alto or the nearby towns in the Peninsula. We will guide you through all of the details of day-to-day life, allowing you to make a realistic evaluation of your new location. This will also give you the opportunity to prepare yourself and your family for what to expect when you decide on relocating to the Palo Alto area.

Neighborhoods you should know when relocating to Palo Alto

If you are considering relocating to Palo Alto, our Relocation Specialists at San Francisco Relocate will guide you through its different areas to help you pick the one to best suit your needs.
San Francisco Relocate offers full and complete relocation assistance until you have signed a lease for the rental home of your choice. We will work closely with you to tailor a customized relocation solution that meets your individual goals and needs. Once we have established what you are looking for and the areas in which you would consider living, we begin the process of finding houses that perfectly meet your preferences, lifestyle, and budget.


Palo Alto School, some of the best in the Country

With an abundance of 10/10 star ratings, families who decide relocating to Palo Alto love that the schools in San Carlos, Belmont, Menlo Park, Mountain View and Palo Alto neighborhoods are some of the best in the country. Not only are the K-12 grade schools impressive, but Palo Alto is also home to Stanford University, one of the world’s leading and most prestigious universities. There are an abundance of schools to choose from, and you’re sure to find a great selection in every Palo Alto area.

Working in Palo Alto

If you have decided relocating to Palo Alto it may be because you got a job at one of the many high-tech companies in the area. Palo Alto is home to the headquarters of over 200 major companies including Hewlett-Packard, Quora, and GoPro, the close proximity to living close to where you work is a major contributing factor in why so many people choose to live in Palo Alto, San Mateo, and the other beautiful towns in the Peninsula.

Family Fun and Weekend Fun

One of the best things about relocating to Palo Alto is the walkability to a wealth of desirable destinations. Walk around Palo Alto’s lively downtown area and enjoy a day of shopping, one of a kind boutiques, and a diverse selection of thriving restaurants.


Enjoying Palo Alto NightLife

Home to the famous Stanford University, Palo Alto is a hub for young, successful urbanites that love a great night out. The vibrant city of Palo Alto offers a hip, lively nightlife filled with clubs, bars, and diverse dining choices. Alberto’s Night Club offers the chance to try salsa and bachata dancing. After relocating to Palo Alto, you can kick up your heels to the latest Spanish rock as much as you want with the club’s on-the-floor lessons. Molly Magees Irish Pub sits only seven miles from downtown Palo Alto and has the atmosphere of a nightlife hot spot from Ireland. The pub puts its dancefloor and flashy lighting to use on the weekends for music nights with a live DJ. If you get hungry, they serve a variety of traditional entrees and appetizers.

Enjoy the Amazing Shopping Experience

One of the first things you will learn after relocating to Palo Alto is that it offers no shortage of shopping. One of the most popular shopping destinations is the Stanford Shopping Center, a lovely open-air mall to satisfy all of your buying needs in one location. Town and Country Village offers over 60 retail shops and restaurants in an outdoor garden space. Hillsdale Shopping Center is a shopping mall in San Mateo, featuring over 130 brand name stores and restaurants.

Where to Eat in Palo Alto

Renowned Evvia in Palo Alto is a destination for refined renderings of classic Greek Dishes in lively surroundings. Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese experience in Tamarine, creating small and large plates in an artful space. Indulge in Latin American dining at Joya, serving contemporary Latin tapas in a sleek space, where you can also enjoy a covered patio option that opens to the street. Crepevine is another Palo Alto favorite, serving sweet and savory crepes in addition to classic American bites. Relocating to Palo will be a treat for foodies.


Alicia recently helped us find an apartment in San Francisco for our son. She was organized, and knew the sections of the city well. We visited nearly twenty apartments in two days and we obtained our first choice. The competition for apartments is fierce and we would never have been able to obtain what we did on our own, despite being California residents and having spent time in the Bay Area previously. Wonderful person, knows her subject and knows her city. Highly recommended without reservation.

Kevin Wingert
Physician New Millenium Medicine
Moved from Santa Barbara (California) to San Francisco

Alicia was very easy to work with in our search for a San Francisco rental apartment. The rental market in the Bay Area can be difficult to navigate and complicated, but she made the process very simple and fun. She provided a great orientation to the various neighborhoods and we were able to secure a great apartment in less than 2 days. I would definitely recommend that you hire Alicia if you need to find an apartment in San Francisco and have a limited time frame. She was a tremendous help to us and very professional. Great job!

Ronald Lee
Physician Mark David Levine MD Psychiatrists Professional Corporation
Moved from Baltimore (Maryland) to San Francisco

Recommended by a mutual acquaintance, Alicia was great to work with. Most people who have been through a relocation process, particularly from the other side of the world, know how complicated and stressful the predicament of international relocation can be. Alicia’s deep local knowledge of the Bay area was key in finding the right house. Our new home meets both my professional constraints (budget, commute, etc.) and my family needs. Alicia went also beyond her role by providing numerous advices that have made our transition much easier. I can highly recommend Alicia for your relocation needs in particular if you are moving from the Old world.

Eric Gabrys
Trade and Investment CommissionerBrussels Invest and Exports
Moved from Brussels (Belgium) to San Rafael

It was by far the best introduction to San Francisco. We are a family of 4 coming from Spain and we really did not know much about the city. Alicia understood exactly where we wanted to live and which schools to take us. We are extremely pleased with their services and all this would not have been possible without her. We strongly recommend Alicia, she is very knowledgeable about the Bay Area and takes time to understand your needs and provide adequate solutions.

Fernando Diez
CEO Milesman Laser
Moved from Leon (Spain) to Tiburon, Marin County

Alicia is a very professional and results oriented relocator that knows every corner in San Francisco, can charm and convince any landlord and follows a very tight and efficient schedule. Alicia adapts immediately to customer needs and therefore delivers a perfect service. In my case, in just two days, we have visited over 15 apartments and singed the perfect deal thereafter. Hence, I can highly recommend her services.

Tobias Haag
Founder and CEO TBA
Moved from Berlin (Germany) to San Francisco

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