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CA Palo Alto Charleston Gardens

Charleston Gardens is a tiny neighborhood encompassing just three streets — it’s one of the smallest in Palo Alto. A relatively humble neighborhood, Charleston Gardens sports an old-school, tidy-lawn aesthetic, wide roads that facilitate commuter traffic, and newly developed condominiums intended to bring affordable housing options to the city.

The neighborhood itself is modest and slightly more affordable than other areas in Palo Alto. Most houses retain their 50’s charm with plenty of Eichler variations. Perhaps Charleston Gardens’s best quality to note is its ideal, central location when it comes to commuting and education. The tiny neighborhood is extremely convenient for bus routes through Middlefield Rd and E Charleston Rd, and offers a direct shot to US Route 101, the Oshman Family JCC, and a shopping center that includes a Costco. Directly adjacent to the neighborhood is the Charleston Shopping Center with cafes and groceries.

The assigned public schools are Herbert Hoover Elementary and JLS Middle School — both within walking distance — and Gunn High School, just a quick bike ride away. With its tiny size, neighbors are close-knit and cheerfully familiar — you’ll find lemonade stands in the summer, shared homegrown vegetables, and neighborhood potlucks or movie nights.

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