Palo Alto

It is named after a tree called El Palo Alto. The city includes portions of Stanford University and is headquarters to a number of Silicon Valley high-technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard and Facebook. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,598 residents.

Palo Alto has a number of significant natural habitats, including estuarine, riparian and oak forest. Many of these habitats are visible in Foothill Park, which is owned by the city. The Charleston Slough contains a rich marsh and littoral zone, providing feeding areas for a variety of shorebirds and other estuarine wildlife.

Typical of the San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto has cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

Palo Alto serves as a central economic focal point of the Silicon Valley, and is home to more than 6,000 businesses employing more than 98,000 people. Many innovative tech firms reside in the Stanford Research Park on Page Mill Road while Sand Hill Road, in the adjacent city of Menlo Park, is a notable haunt for venture capitalists. The city's economy generally follows the economic trends of the rest of the Silicon Valley.


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