Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Overview

No place epitomizes Silicon Valley living quite like Menlo Park. Located just north of Palo Alto and Stanford University, the city is both a world-class financial center and a suburban haven, blending the presence of cutting-edge companies with charming commercial districts and relaxed yet sophisticated neighborhoods. Those who live in Menlo Park cite the friendliness of its people and the attractiveness of its central location as characteristics that drew them to this city. 

 

A Compelling History

The name “Menlo Park” originally belonged to the estate of two local Irish settlers in the 1850s. With the introduction of the railroad to the area, the name was borrowed from the estate and applied to the new railroad station during the Civil War era. What once was a simple commuter stop grew into a successful community for businessmen and, over the next century, Menlo Park was expanded and developed into its current geographic size. Gradually, the city has earned prestige as one of the most affluent and educated residential areas in America.

 

Variety & Access

Several neighborhoods comprise Menlo Park, showcasing a variety of home styles ranging from modest Mid-Century Modern Eichler-built homes to sprawling new luxury homes on expansive grounds. Depending on the neighborhood, residents may even be able to enjoy larger lot sizes and more privacy than in adjacent Palo Alto.

 

Downtown Menlo Park is a refined, vibrant commercial zone just blocks away from dynamic Downtown Palo Alto, giving residents prime access to some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment around. The city’s variety, access, and relative privacy are a few reasons why many regard Menlo Park as a better bargain than neighboring Palo Alto.

 

Business Powerhouse

Menlo Park is perhaps best known for Sand Hill Road, a vast stretch of land that is renowned as home to venture capitalists and firms of private equity, finance, and law. The concentration of power there has caused many to liken Sand Hill Road to Silicon Valley’s version of New York City’s Wall Street. Facebook, SRI International, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are all headquartered in Menlo Park, emphasizing this gracious city’s savvy business acumen.

 

Educational Emphasis

As one might expect of a city so close to Stanford University, education is a priority for Menlo Park residents, and nearly 70% of them hold college degrees. In addition, the public school system hosts several award-winning schools, and the campuses of many exclusive private academies are concentrated in or around the city. 

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Though Menlo Park is admittedly one of the more expensive addresses on the Midpeninsula, it offers virtually the same proximity to high-tech companies and world-class destinations—and oftentimes even larger lot sizes—but at a more reasonable price than Palo Alto. The convenient, neighborly location and mix of suburban comfort and urban amenities make Menlo Park a top contender as a home for well-heeled Bay Area residents. 

 

 

Notable Residents—Past and Present

 

Lindsey Buckingham, musician (Fleetwood Mac)

Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants MLB player

Abby Dahlkemper and Tierna Davidson, professional soccer players and World Cup champions

Jerry Garcia and Bob Weird, musicians (The Grateful Dead)

Jack Herrick, founder of wikiHow

Josie Maran, supermodel

Bob Melvin, MLS player and manager

John Naber, Olympic swimmer

Stevie Nicks, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)

Ariel Rittenhouse, Olympic diver

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Population
34,549
MedianFamily Income
132,928

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The public schools are among the best in the nation. Graduates from the local high schools attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, with a much larger than average number admitted to neighboring Stanford. Abundant bike paths make it easy for most students to bike to their local schools, giving them a sense of independence that is valued by parents and children alike.

 

Elementary School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Belle Haven K-8 415 Ivy Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 329-2898 Ravenswood City Elementary
Garfield K-8 3600 Middlefield RD, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 369-3759 Redwood City Elementary School District
Oak Knoll K-5 1895 Oak Knoll LN, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 854-4433 Menlo Park City Elementary School District
Las Lomitas K-3 299 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Atherton, CA 94027 (650) 854-5900 Las Lomitas Elementary School District
Encinal K-5 195 Encinal AVE, Atherton, CA 94027 (650) 326-5164 Menlo Park City Elementary School District
Middle School Grade Address Phone Number School District
La Entrada 4-8 2200 Sharon RD, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 854-3962 Las Lomitas Elementary School District
Hillview 6-8 1100 Elder AVE, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 326-4341 Menlo Park City Elementary School District
High School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Menlo-Atherton 9-12 555 Middlefield RD, Atherton, CA 94025 (650) 322-5311 Sequoia Union High School District
Private School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Phillips Brooks PK-5 2245 Avy Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 854-4545
Lydian Academy 7-12 815 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 650-321-0550
Sacred Heart s, Atherton K-12 150 Valparaiso Ave, Atherton, CA 94027 (650) 473-4085
Menlo 6-12 50 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027 (650) 330-2000
Parochial Grade Address Phone Number School District
St. Raymond’s PK-8 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 322-2312
Nativity Catholic K-8 1250 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 325-7304
St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart PK-8 50 Emilie Ave, Atherton, CA 94027 (650) 322-9931

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active
680 cotton st,
menlo park
$10,300,000
central menlo
4Beds / 4Baths / 4885SqFt
active
1205 trinity dr,
menlo park
$10,250,000
sharon heights / stanford hills
5Beds / 5.5Baths / 6050SqFt
active
1480 bay laurel dr,
menlo park
$9,975,000
central menlo
6Beds / 6Baths / 5299SqFt
active
7 siskiyou pl,
menlo park
$7,999,000
sharon heights / stanford hills
5Beds / 5.5Baths / 4362SqFt
active
69 yale rd,
menlo park
$7,888,000
allied arts / downtown
5Beds / 6.5Baths / 5799SqFt
active
980 monte rosa dr,
menlo park
$7,388,000
sharon heights / stanford hills
5Beds / 5.5Baths / 4013SqFt
active
19 montana ln,
menlo park
$6,788,000
county / alameda area
5Beds / 5.5Baths / 3810SqFt
active
280 san luis dr,
menlo park
$5,995,000
menlo oaks area
4Beds / 3.5Baths / 3160SqFt
active
120 gloria cir,
menlo park
$5,850,000
menlo oaks area
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 3250SqFt
active
1045 lassen dr,
menlo park
$5,488,000
sharon heights / stanford hills
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 4429SqFt
pending
8 garland pl,
menlo park
$5,495,000
central menlo
4Beds / 3Baths / 2940SqFt
pending
520 grace dr,
menlo park
$4,599,000
central menlo
3Beds / 2Baths / 1690SqFt
pending
15 oak hollow way,
menlo park
$4,595,000
sharon heights / stanford hills
5Beds / 3.5Baths / 3369SqFt
pending
320 santa margarita ave,
menlo park
$4,398,000
menlo oaks area
6Beds / 3Baths / 3680SqFt
pending
426 bay rd,
menlo park
$3,988,000
menlo oaks area
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 3830SqFt
contingent
10 cardinal ct,
menlo park
$3,749,000
county / alameda area
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 2838SqFt
pending
332 trenton way,
menlo park
$3,498,000
willows / o'conner area
4Beds / 2.5Baths / 1943SqFt
pending
543 encina ave,
menlo park
$3,475,000
county area / fair oaks ave
3Beds / 2Baths / 2280SqFt
pending
275 willow rd,
menlo park
$3,098,000
menlo oaks area
4Beds / 3Baths / 2340SqFt
pending
3248 middlefield rd,
menlo park
$3,000,000
dumbarton etc.
7Beds / 4.5Baths / 6088SqFt
sold
842 hermosa way,
menlo park
$12,500,000
central menlo
5Beds / 5Baths / 6280SqFt
sold
480 arlington way,
menlo park
$8,999,000
menlo oaks area
6Beds / 5.5Baths / 5503SqFt
sold
1015 windsor dr,
menlo park
$7,998,000
central menlo
6Beds / 5.5Baths / 4953SqFt
sold
1815 altschul ave,
menlo park
$5,875,000
county / alameda area
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 4121SqFt
sold
1385 corinne ln,
menlo park
$5,500,000
central menlo
3Beds / 3Baths / 2810SqFt
sold
1208 bellair way,
menlo park
$5,495,000
county / alameda area
5Beds / 4.5Baths / 3570SqFt
sold
1265 bay laurel dr,
menlo park
$5,300,000
central menlo
3Beds / 2Baths / 2510SqFt
sold
1191 trinity dr,
menlo park
$5,195,000
sharon heights / stanford hills
5Beds / 4Baths / 3795SqFt
sold
440 university dr,
menlo park
$5,000,000
allied arts / downtown
4Beds / 3.5Baths / 2620SqFt
sold
2135 prospect st,
menlo park
$4,798,000
county / alameda area
5Beds / 3.5Baths / 3307SqFt
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