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Real Estate - May 17, 2019

Neighborhood Snapshot: South of Midtown

They came for the schools, stayed for the 'grounded, eco-conscious' vibe

by Melissa McKenzie | Photos Veronica Weber

Marilyn Keller and Lisa Barkin chose their homes in Palo Alto's South of Midtown neighborhood in 2000 because, at the time, it was less expensive than surrounding areas and could still get them a Palo Alto ZIP code and inclusion into the high-ranking Palo Alto Unified School District.

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Melissa McKenzie is a freelance writer for the Weekly. She can be emailed at


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