Welcome to Menlo Park
Laidback suburban lifestyle in the heart of Silicon Valley.
The city of Menlo Park lies at the heart of Silicon Valley and on the shores of the San Francisco Bay, and encompasses Facebook’s headquarters.
Bordered by the luxurious enclaves of Atherton and Palo Alto, this conveniently located community contains a thriving downtown along Santa Cruz Avenue, and the shopping and entertainment options of Redwood City and the Stanford Shopping Center are mere minutes away.
With glorious year-round sunshine over this corner of California, Menlo Park contains an abundance of green spaces, picnic areas, tennis courts, and sports fields ideal for making the most of the fantastic weather.
Menlo Park Real Estate Insights
Menlo Park offers a fantastic mix of luxury properties, with historic bungalows, townhomes, and ranch houses sharing streets with stunning modern properties boasting the very best in cutting-edge contemporary design and all featuring sprawling outdoor spaces.
Property within Menlo Park is highly sought-after, with a median home value of $2,019,900 and an average price per square foot of $1,045.
People & Lifestyle
This hi-tech hub has one of the most educated populaces of any city in the United States. Menlo Park is situated beside prestigious Stanford University and young families in the area take advantage of its well-regarded public school district as well as the private schools in the area.
Facebook is by far the largest local employer, with more than 7000 employees working out of its Menlo Park headquarters. Menlo Park is also home to a range of tech start-ups and venture capital and private equity firms, with fintech company Intuit Inc. employing almost 4000 people in the local area.
Menlo Park is a laidback city that balances a small-town homeliness with a fantastic range of amenities. Craft shops, French bistros, fashion boutiques, interior design stores, and coffee shops are found along Santa Cruz Avenue nestled inside charming two-story buildings. Santa Cruz Avenue’s Goodwill Boutique is a local highlight, offering barely-worn designer labels at an incredible discount. Numerous independent retailers sell a range of one-of-a-kind crafts for decorating the home and residents are also hooked on the fantastic farmers market that runs on Sundays all year round.
Menlo Park’s homes also lie within easy reach of other commercial districts in Redwood City and Palo Alto, and more than 120 shops and restaurants are located in the nearby Stanford Shopping Center. For those seeking a greater variety of world-class cultural attractions and nightlife options, Menlo Park is conveniently located between the sprawling cities of San Francisco and San Jose.
Active residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor space and recreational facilities, including the nearby running trails at Stanford Dish, Portola, Windy Hills, and Wunderlick. Menlo Park’s wide roads and the local Alpine and Old LaHonda bike trails are a cyclists’ dream and the spacious Burlow Swimming Pool is perfect for active families.