A rich Northern California town about 40 miles south of San Francisco. People cannot stress enough how rediculiouslly rich the residents of Palo Alto are. A one room shack cost more then a 10 room mansion in Connecticut. It's known as the Greenwich of the west coast. Palo Alto is made up of two sections, the north end and the south end. The north end is the older part, full of old large mansions, Downtown, and Stanford University. The south end is new and more hip, full of large, four story, city like town houses and a starbucks or apple store on every block. There are two high schools, Gunn and Paly. Palo Alto is known for having two of the best public high schools in the country, Gunn ranking 50th in the country. Kids that grow up in Palo Alto have larger trust funds then Paris Hilton and more then 3/4 either go to a UC school (UCLA, UC Berkeley) or Stanford. The other 50 kids either go out of state, go to Foothill Communty College, or live off their parents millions. Laguna Beach should have been filmed in Palo Alto, the kids are richer, the houses are larger, and the people are hotter. The Grateful Dead are from Palo Alto, and many famous artists, poets, and bands from the 60's and 70's got their start in Palo Alto, making Palo Alto the largest hippie town full of rich people in the world. Like greenwich in CT, there are other rich towns that boarder Palo Alto. Darien, Wilton, Westport, and Fairfield are the rich towns that boarder Greenwich, whereas, Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park, and Los Altos are the super rediculiosly rich towns that boarder Palo Alto. A lot of famous internet people, sports people, and hollywood people live in Palo Alto, and even the cool homeless guy that hangs out by Piazza's has a laptop and rolex watch. Stanford Shopping Center is also the most damn expensive place to shop for designer clothes, and serves a good sandwhich from La Bagguet.
Greenwich girl: "Hey i'm from Greenwich CT, and I just bought a polo shirt and a lacoste skirt, where are you from?"
Palo Alto girl: "Im from Palo Alto, only the homeless people in my town wear polo."
Greenwhich girl: "I used to live in Palo Alto, then we sold are $2 million one room shack and bought a mansion in CT, funny huh!"
Palo Alto Guy: "I was thinking of driving down to LA to audition for that new Johnny Depp movie, but my Jag's in the shop I dont want to be seen driving around in my mom's porsch."
Palo Alto Guy #2: "How is Johnny doin these days."
Homeless person: "Please miss give me some spare change."
Palo Alto woman: "Im sorry all i have is a wallet full of $100's and seven visa black cards, will a $100 be alright?"
Homeless person: "I guess if thats the best you can do."
Prices shown in USD.
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