Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto Real Estate Neighborhood Guide

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There are few neighborhoods as conveniently located as Duveneck-Saint Francis. This community is centrally located in Palo Alto, positioned near the downtown area. This makes the community ideal for people of all ages and for families at any stage of life. 


The neighborhood offers a relaxing atmosphere that you don’t typically find in a community so close to a downtown area. The neighborhood is very family-oriented, with a lot of families remaining in the community for many years. As a result of the low turnaround, there are strong community bonds among the residents.

Where Is Duveneck-Saint Francis?

While many Palo Alto neighborhoods have simple boundaries, the Duveneck-Saint Francis area is a little more complex. 


The neighborhood runs from Newell Road to Embarcadero Road, where the boundary veers onto Greer Street and stretches to the Oregon Expressway. The boundary extends northwest along the Bayshore Freeway until Woodland Avenue. The intersection of Woodland Avenue and Newell Road completes the boundary’s full circuit.


Duveneck Elementary School is a focal point in this neighborhood, holding a position that’s almost at the center of the community. Another point of interest within the neighborhood’s boundaries is the Rinconada Library.

Why Choose Duveneck-Saint Francis?

Much like the neighboring city of San Francisco, Palo Alto is rich in history. When it comes to the residential streets in Duveneck-Saint Francis, you’ll find many WWII-era homes. Similarly, the landscaping and wide streets have been well-maintained throughout the many decades since the war. This creates an ambiance of traditional living where community get-togethers aren’t uncommon.


Schools in Duveneck-Saint Francis

As previously mentioned, Duveneck Elementary School is easy to find thanks to its location at the center of the community. It’s also one of the most highly regarded elementary schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District. GreatSchools rates the school high for test scores, academic progress, and overall performance. This K-5 school has 340 students.


Greene Middle School is a popular choice for students as they move up from elementary school. It offers a more competitive atmosphere for 6-8 grade students with high test scores and an overall above-average rating.


Palo Alto High School is one of the most highly rated schools in Silicon Valley, with GreatSchools giving the school a 9 out of 10 rating. It has earned high ratings for test scores and academic progress in addition to earning an above-average rating for college preparedness.


Finding the Right Duveneck-Saint Francis Real Estate Agent

Searching for an available Duveneck-Saint Francis home can be a challenging prospect. When a home in this community becomes available, it usually sells very fast. If you want to buy a home there, you’ll need a real estate agent with a wide-reaching network and a deep familiarity with the community. Rebecca Olson White has the expertise to navigate the Duveneck-Saint Francis real estate market.


As someone born and raised in the Bay Area, Rebecca knows this neighborhood extremely well. She’s also familiar with the people in the community since she has worked with them for years. This personal interaction gives her insights that you can use to buy or sell property in Palo Alto.


Rebecca also has the skills necessary for negotiating complex real estate transactions. When you want to buy or sell Palo Alto property, she can help you comply with California’s real estate laws and ensure you make wiser real estate decisions.


Contact Rebecca Olson White today for more information.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Since homes in Duveneck-Saint Francis rarely enter the market, consider these nearby neighborhoods as well:


– Crescent Park

– Community Center 

– Old Palo Alto


Our other neighborhood guides can help you learn more about these communities.