Located just a block from Palo Alto's central business district, the Downtown Lytton Avenue Center is well positioned in the Silicon Valley with amenities for hi-tech companies. It is close to a number of big-name technology firms, including Hewlett-Packard and Facebook. Many prominent technology companies reside in the Stanford Research Park on Page Mill Road, while Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park is a notable hub of venture capitalists. However, the center is also walking distance to Stanford University, which with a population of around 13,000 is the size of a small town. It's no surprise the university and its medical center are the largest local employers. The center's location provides easy access to major shopping and restaurant venues. It is walking distance to Caltrain station. Palo Alto is well served by both freeways and airports.