Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - December 14, 2012

Home Front for Dec. 14:

LOS ALTOS IS TOPS ... Los Altos edged out Palo Alto this year as the most expensive city to buy a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, according to the Coldwell Banker Real Estate 2012 Home Listing Report. In Los Altos the average cost was $1.7 million, while Palo Alto's was $1.5 million, just behind Menlo Park. Five of the most expensive areas in the country are located in the Bay Area: Los Altos, Saratoga, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Los Gatos. The most affordable homes can be found in Redford, Mich., for $60,490 — not that much more than the most affordable market in California, in Adelanto (San Bernardino County), at $99,824. The full report can be found at

WHAT'S COOKIN'? ... Upcoming classes at Sur La Table, at #57, Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, include "Date Night: Surf & Turf" (Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Terrina Wong, $79); "Cozy Winter Bistro" (Dec. 16, 3 p.m., Hilary Freeman, $69); "Festive Fish Dishes" (Dec. 18, 11 a.m., Hilary Freeman, $79); and "Date Night: Italian Feast" (Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., Michelle Marquez-Cino, $79). Information: 650-289-0438 or

KUDOS TO CLARUM ... Clarum Communities' Cambridge Plaza project in Palo Alto was recently awarded the United States Green Building Council's 2012 Outstanding Production Builder Award. The three-story townhome project, also known as the Sunset Smart Homes, earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating for its use of sustainable building materials and energy, as well as energy and water efficiency. Information:

THINKING AHEAD ... Catalogs are out offering classes in the new year through the City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto Adult School and Menlo Park Recreation. Information:, or


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