It depends how far you want to be from Stanford and what price range you are looking for. Unfortunately a lot of the housing immediately surrounding Stanford is reserved for Stanford faculty. But the next best area would be the College Terrace (South part of the campus), Evergreen Park (South East of campus on the other side of El Camino Real), or Southgate (South East of the campus in the area above Evergreen Park). You may also consider the Allied Arts or Downtown area of Menlo Park which is just north of the campus. Hope this helps! If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me.