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Greenmeadow is a Palo Alto neighborhood of 270 Eichler homes. Located just northeast of Alma Street, the Greenmeadow Eichlers can be found on Fern Avenue between Alma and Shasta Drive; along Nelson Drive, Creekside Drive, Parkside Drive, and Greenmeadow Way, as well as on the loops and cul-de-sacs branching off these streets.
Greenmeadow was one of Eichler’s first forays into a more upscale market and many of the homes, which were designed by Jones & Emmons featuring 6 different floor plans, are larger 4-bedroom models with double garages and a separate den/family-room. Greenmeadow has a neighborhood community center complete with a pool, park, and game courts, as well as two multi-family Eichler condominium developments.
Greenmeadow was built in three phases. The community center and the 243 Eichler homes in units I and II were constructed in 1954 and 1955. They were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Units I and II include homes on Nelson Drive, El Capitan Place, Nelson Court, Adobe Place, Creekside Drive, Greenmeadow Way, Parkside Drive, Tioga Court, Diablo Court, Shasta Drive, Scripps Avenue, Scripps Court, Ben Lomond Drive, Mackay Drive, and one home on East Charleston Road.
In the early 1960s, Eichler built an additional 27 homes in Greenmeadow. These homes are not included in the National Register.
Greenmeadow Eichlers – Fast Facts
Eichler homes built: 270 Year(s) built: 1954-1955 and early 1960s
Architect(s): Jones & Emmons
Greenmeadow is one of two Palo Alto Eichler neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places and was included for its significance in Mid-Century Modern design. Green Gables, a smaller Eichler neighborhood in Palo Alto is also on the register.