West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

West Menlo

Overview

Unique among Menlo Park’s neighborhoods, West Menlo (also known as University Heights) is an unincorporated area governed by San Mateo County. Lots in West Menlo are often modest, averaging around 6,000 square feet, and the homes are modestly sized, too. Consequently, West Menlo can be a relative bargain for Menlo Park buyers compared to pricier neighboring areas.

 

One major benefit is that San Mateo County’s building guidelines are more lenient than those of Menlo Park. This means you can build a much larger home on a much smaller lot than you would be able to in the rest of the city. These conditions have led to much new construction in recent years, revitalizing the cozy neighborhood of bungalows and cottages with larger, more elaborate houses. Today, the neighborhood’s population balances a mix of long-time residents and young families. Residents enjoy being able to walk to local businesses clustered along Alameda de las Pulgas, forming a type of miniature downtown. Another important factor of West Menlo is its inclusion in the excellent Las Lomitas School District. The neighborhood’s unique character makes West Menlo a superb choice for anyone seeking a low-key, friendly neighborhood with prized schools at a relatively affordable price-point.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Access to award-winning schools
  • More lenient building restrictions
  • Modestly sized lots with modest homes
  • Unincorporated neighborhood with miniature downtown

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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
Laurel K-5 316 36th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403 (650) 312-7555 San Mateo-Foster City 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

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