One of Santa Clara County’s most prestigious addresses, Palo Alto is home to Stanford University. Palo Alto has tree-lined streets, gorgeous homes, and a low crime rate. The schools score very high on standardized testing with many students taking advanced classes. Because of its excellent location, Palo Alto residents generally have a very good commute to work. With companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Tesla and Varian Medical Supplies located within the city, many people work right in town. There are 30 parks in Palo Alto, including a 1400-acre park in the Santa Cruz Mountains reserved solely for Palo Alto residents. Many cultural events are held at Stanford University as well as major college football and basketball. Palo Alto has many of excellent restaurants and upscale coffee shops as well as many youth activities and enrichment opportunities.