Census-designated place in California

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanford University is a place of learning, discovery, expression, and innovation. Founded in 1885, Stanford’s areas of excellence span seven schools along with research institutes, the arts, and athletics.

Stanford is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living at Stanford offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. At Stanford, there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Stanford and residents tend to lean liberal.