Green Acres Homes For Sale
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1. Neighborhood Introduction & History
Bordered by El Camino Real, Arastradero Road, Foothill Expressway, and Georgia Avenue, Green Acres is a small but coveted neighborhood in South Palo Alto. Before it was developed with homes in the post- World War II era, this area was covered with fruit orchards – a fact that perhaps contributes to the area’s somewhat rural feel today. Families with children actively seek homes in the Green Acres neighborhood due its safety and excellent walkable schools. Along with being pedestrian friendly, Green Acres offers access to city bike routes, which cyclists and commuters alike adore.
2. Housing types & styles in the Neighborhood
Originally developed in the post-World War II-era, Green Acres still has many ranch style homes. Many, however, have been extensively updated or added on to recently. Additionally, many older homes are being razed and replaced with upscale single family homes in a variety of styles. The aesthetics of Green Acres are typical of upscale neighborhoods in Palo Alto and Menlo Park– quiet, winding streets are lined with mature, well-maintained landscaping and trees. Lot sizes are typically in the 8,000-9,000 square foot range, with a few quarter-acre lots to be found. Homes in Green Acres sell for about the same as other homes in the 94306 zip code; in April 2016 the median sales price was $2,700,000.
3. Restaurants & Shopping
Located in close proximity to Downtown Palo Alto and El Camino Real’s commercial strip, Green Acres provides easy access to restaurants, businesses and abundance of commercial establishments. Downtown Palo Alto offers an abundance of high-end shopping and dining options. Nearby Town and Country Village mall features additional shops and stores, with a grocery store, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and a variety of other businesses.
4. Family Lifestyle, Parks & Activities
Green Acres is a very family-friendly neighborhood– parks abound and all three public schools (Briones Elementary, Terman Middle, and Gunn High) are walkable. The Juana Briones Park is a wonderful neighborhood attraction equipped with two children’s playgrounds (with train station and climbing rock), a basketball court, picnic tables, benches, lawn area, and a footpath. Terman Park is a 7.7 acre open space park featuring 2 soccer fields, a softball diamond, 4 basketball courts, 2 tennis courts, open spaces, and a perimeter walking/jogging path. Numerous other neighborhood parks are in the vicinity, and Arastradero Road leads to highway 280 and the abundant recreation opportunities of the Santa Cruz Mountains.