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Stanford Lands

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The size and varied topography of the 8,180 acres of foothills and plains Jane and Leland Stanford left to the trustees in the center of the San Francisco Peninsula provide a rare opportunity for comprehensive land use and resource management. About 60 percent of Stanford’s land today remains open.

Governmental Jurisdictions

Stanford’s 8,180 total acres of contiguous land are in six different governmental jurisdictions. With more than 49 miles of roads, a 49-megawatt power plant, two separate water systems, three dams and lakes, 88 miles of water mains, a central heating and cooling plant, a high-voltage distribution system and a post office, the university is a self-sustaining community.