Wikipedia taught me a lot about Palo Alto that I didn't know before. Here are some highlights that caught my eye:
Palo is the 5th most expensive city to live in in the USA. Median home price for a home in 2007 was $1.3 million, the average was more than $1.6 million. Median income for a family was $153,197 in 2007. The city has many older homes. North of the Oregon Expressway, there are more Craftsman style, south more Eichler homes. We're housesitting in an Eichler home.
The city is 52% Democrat, 25% Republican:
My own unscientific observation: the preferred car in Palo Alto is