Luxurious living near today’s biggest tech companies.
Located on the northern end of Silicon Valley—in between Redwood City and Palo Alto—Menlo Park is one of Silicon Valley’s premier places to live. Home to big names in the tech and corporate worlds and full of foodie-favorite dining spots, it’s no surprise that this area attracts new residents each year.
In recent years, Menlo Park has become most well-known for being the official home of Facebook. Aside from its notable status in the tech world, this community has plenty of schools, parks, coffee shops, and special events.
Prospective homebuyers can choose from ranch-style properties to mid-century and modern architecture and condominiums of varying styles. The current average home value sits at around $2.4 million.
What’s particularly unique about Menlo Park is that it’s composed of very different yet complementary parts. East of 101 is a small area known as Belle Haven, which is a small, tight-knit community that borders Facebook Village. West of 101 has a vibe that is a bit more high-end, suburban, and spacious.
Residents love its proximity to the area’s top employers, its highly-rated schools (preschool through high school), and access to playgrounds and parks.
Menlo Park’s shopping and dining scene is a refreshing change from the norm. While shopping locally, you’ll come across a wide array of unique finds.
Rather than being overrun by commercial chain stores, there is a wide selection of small, local businesses dotted throughout the city. One such business is Shady Lane, which features an eclectic selection of jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists. Other notable spots include Kepler’s Books and Draeger’s Market (featuring gourmet food and wine).
Foodies, get ready to rejoice at the selection of delicious fare in Menlo Park. In addition to the many outstanding, well-known downtown restaurants, check out favorite eateries such as BackAYard Caribbean Grill, Oak + Violet, and Dosa Point (serving Indian cuisine).
In addition to the marvelous selection of local dining and shopping, there are plenty of annual and year-round activities within the region. While close to the entertainment and attractions of the nearby suburbs and cities, there is also plenty to do within Menlo Park.
Each year, attend events such as the Summer Concert Series, Movies in the Park, Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll, Kite Day, and the Downtown Block Party. Nearly all of these annual events are family-friendly (some are even dog-friendly!) and offer a wide range of activities, food, and festivities.
Throughout the year, spend your weekends at spots such as the Bedwell Bayfront Park, Flood Park, Woodside Vineyards, the Allied Arts Guild, and The Guild Theatre (replacing the historic theater in late 2021). Whether you’re looking for something inexpensive to do for the day or a lavish night out, Menlo Park has everything you need for a fantastic time.
Menlo Park is home to several highly-ranked schools. According to GreatSchools.org, top educational opportunities include:
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