Introduction to East Palo Alto, California
East Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara county, is 1 miles SE of Palo Alto, California and 13 miles NW of San Jose, California. The people of the city are in the San Francisco metropolitan area. East Palo Alto has a population of 29,506.
East Palo Alto History
From 1500 to 1000 B.C., East Palo Alto was inhabited by the Ohlone tribe. In 1951, a tumulus was discovered in the area. Researchers concluded that the tribe used East Palo Alto as a camp and cemetery after discovering 3,000 artifacts and 60 graves in a year-long excavation. East Palo Alto experienced a number of changes between 1850s and 1940s. During the First World War, a military training ground was set up in the northern part of East Palo Alto. In the 1940s, a large number of Japanese resided in the East Palo Alto and it became a farming community. During the post World War era of 1960s, a number of African-American families settled in East Palo Alto. It was incorporated as a city in June, 1983.
East Palo Alto and nearby Attractions
- Rinconada Park
- J Pearce Mitchell Park
- Children's Discovery Museum
- Winchester Mystery House
Things To Do In East Palo Alto
East Palo Alto, with its rural-like setting, provides a number of scenic landscapes. The city also offers children's playgrounds, parks, a biking and hiking path, shopping areas and live music. You can also enjoy water sports in the city as it lies in a close proximity to San Francisco Bay.
East Palo Alto Transportation
Air transportation is available from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
East Palo Alto Higher Education
The nearest university is Sanford University.