Felton Gables is a small neighborhood of 115 custom, single-family homes that were built on the original estate of U.S. Senator Charles N. Felton. The neighborhood consists of an eclectic mix of architectural styles, including Mediterranean, Cape Code, Craftsman, as well as small cottages and ranch homes. The houses are situated on large lots with an average size of one quarter of an acre. Narrow, winding streets lined with majestic oak, maple and magnolia trees give the neighborhood a cozy charm. There are strict zoning requirements that are designed to preserve the nature of the neighborhood and discourage overdevelopment.
The location is a big draw to Felton Gables, which is surrounded by Atherton on three sides. The 22-acre Holbrook Palmer Park abuts the neighborhood, providing nearby recreational opportunities, including tennis courts, a baseball field, playground, walking paths and gardens, as well as several historic structures that may be rented for events. The proximity of the highly regarded Encinal Elementary School is attractive to residents with small children. The Felton Gables Homeowner’s Association plans several events throughout the year such as a July 4th picnic and cocktail parties that give neighbors lots of chances to socialize.