Not far from the bustle of the California Avenue commercial district lies a neighborhood so quiet one can hear the evening crickets.
Located between Oregon Expressway, Park Boulevard, El Camino Real and College Avenue, Evergreen Park offers easy access to the shopping district, Stanford University and Caltrain, as well as the College Terrace Library and Peers Park.
The location and access are among the main draws for residents. They're also attracted to a family atmosphere with kids of various ages, and a diverse community.
Two annual events in this neighborhood -- a block-party potluck and the Peers Park barbecue -- draw residents together.
CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOLS (NEARBY): Casa dei Bambini Montessori School, 463 & 457 College Ave.; Escondido Kids' Club, 890 Escondido Road
FIRE STATION: No. 2, 2675 Hanover St.
LIBRARY: College Terrace branch, 2300 Wellesley St.
LOCATION: between Oregon Expressway, Park Boulevard, El Camino Real and College Avenue
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: David Schrom, 650-323-7333
PARKS: Alexander Peers Park, 1899 Park Blvd.; Sarah Wallis Park, 202 Grant Ave.; Bowden Park, 2380 High St.
POST OFFICE: Cambridge, 265 Cambridge Ave.
PRIVATE SCHOOL: The Living Wisdom School, 456 College Ave.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Escondido Elementary School, Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto High School
SHOPPING: California Avenue
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