County Route G3, more commonly known as Page Mill Road and Oregon Expressway. Palo Alto, north of Oregon Expressway is packed with older homes including craftsman and California Colonials, which are built way back in four decades of the 20th century. South of Oregon Expressway, the houses are Joseph Eichler designed or also called Eichler-style homes, built in first 20 years after World War II.
Eichler homes are from a branch of Modernist architecture which is popularly known as “California Modern,” and typically feature glass walls, beam construction, and open floor plans. Eichler Homes exteriors featured flat and/or low-sloping. Eichler homes were airy and modern in comparison to most of the mass-produced, middle-class, postwar homes being built in the 1950s.
The city has houses, cost ranging from $800,000 to more than $40 million. Palo Alto is ranked as the 2nd most expensive city in the United States. Palo Alto ranked as the 5th most expensive city in United States, with average home sales prices of $1,677,000 for 2007. The standard of living is very high at Palo Alto. It has highly rated public colleges, most expensive college town, high quality of life and energetic downtown area.