In many ways, Central Menlo is the Peninsula’s new Old Palo Alto. Historically, it is Menlo Park’s most expensive neighborhood, highly valued for its eclectic architecture, pristine lawns, and inviting, tree-lined streets. Residents also love its walkability and easy access to schools, parks, downtown, and even Stanford University via the bike bridge.
Thanks to its coveted characteristics, Central Menlo is quickly becoming more and more expensive. It is no longer unusual for a local home to sell for over $5 million, especially newer homes on coveted streets like Hillview and Atkinson. Many executives move to Central Menlo to partake of its welcoming, family-friendly environment. They are willing to pay a premium for a secure, small-town feel while still living close to everything. Many residents love the neighborhood so much that when they “move up” to a larger home, they take care to stay within the boundaries of Central Menlo.
Lots in Central Menlo are oversized compared to Palo Alto, often consisting of at least 10,000 square feet. Its location falls within boundaries of excellent public schools, adding to the area’s overall desirability. For residents who can afford to live within the posh perimeter of Central Menlo, life is certainly desirable.
- Comparably oversized lots
- Prized for character and accessibility
- Elite yet welcoming and family-friendly
- Menlo Park’s most expensive neighborhood