Palo Alto, CA
The church in Palo Alto has been meeting since 1997, and due to its proximity, Stanford has been an integral part of the church life since inception. Currently, around 60 saints are meeting in Palo Alto. There have been a number of working saints and families laboring on Stanford for many years, but we really had a breakthrough during the GTCA 2018 sowing trips, with many contacts still meeting with the saints, either one-on-one or in the weekly Bible study.
The City of Palo Alto
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city was established by Leland Stanford Sr. when he founded Stanford University. Palo Alto includes portions of Stanford University and shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park. It is one of the five most expensive cities in the United States to live in and its residents are among the highest educated in the country.
Palo Alto serves as a central economic focal point of the Silicon Valley, and is home to more than 7,000 businesses, employing more than 98,000 people. Many prominent technology firms reside in the Stanford Research Park on Page Mill Road, while nearby Sand Hill Road, in the adjacent city of Menlo Park, is a notable hub of venture capitalists. The city’s economy generally follows the economic trends of the rest of the Silicon Valley, with headquarters to a number of high-technology companies. Palo Alto has also served as an incubator and as headquarters to several other prominent high-technology companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Pinterest, and PayPal. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.
Population – 67,021
Stanford University – 14,410 students