The Flood Park neighborhood encompasses three mini-neighborhoods: Flood Park, Suburban Park and Lorelei Manor. The three areas are architecturally similar, mostly consisting of modest mid-century, single-family homes built around the end of the second World War. Because the homes and lots are relatively small, typically with three-bedroom houses sitting on approximately 6,000 square foot lots, the prices are more affordable than many other Menlo Park neighborhoods. Flood Park also abuts Highway 101, which is a boon for commuters, but may create excessive noise for homes that are located very close to the thoroughfare.
Residents note the friendliness and community feel of the tight-knit neighborhood. Formal neighborhood associations and informal groups hold a variety of events, including holiday parades, summer barbecues and ice-cream socials. The Friends of Flood Park raise funds for improvements and maintenance of the twenty-acre recreation area in the center of the neighborhood. The park provides a peaceful gathering spot with baseball and softball fields, volleyball and tennis courts, horseshoe pits and lots of grassy areas and walking trails.