Palo Alto, California earned its name from one of California’s giant redwoods – El Palo Alto. The English translation from the Spanish name is the tall stick.
Leland Stanford, who founded Stanford University, which is one of the most exclusive and highly ranked institutions in the nation, also founded the city of Palo Alto.
The city’s namesake tree has had a turbulent past. It has survived floods, winds and severe droughts. Both the tree and the city have survived and thrived through the years.
While Stanford University is the alma mater to many of the best and brightest of the high-tech industries, Palo Alto itself is headquarters to numerous companies, including, Hewlett Packard, Tesla Motors and Skype. Other companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Sun Microsystems, Pinterest and PayPal claim roots in Palo Alto.
Palo Alto is a relatively small city, with a population of just 61,000 people as of the 2010 census. Nearly half the population is single.
Palo Alto is an exceptionally outdoorsy city. Nearly 1/3 of its 26 square miles is open space. There are numerous bike paths and hiking trails.
Palo Alto is a highly mobile city, which keeps Ninja Movers busy, nearly year around. Whether someone is being transferred out of state or moving from condo to house, Ninja Movers has the moving solution. Busy professionals appreciate our full packing service and even our elite service. Young students enjoy our fast service, reasonable prices and convenient storage. Call us at (888) 646-5237 for a free and accurate estimate.