Menlo Park

A charming, exquisite community on the eastern fringe of San Mateo County.

Welcome to Menlo Park

A lovely, quiet city with small-town appeal and big-city opportunities.
 
Resting on a peninsula directly north of Stanford and Palo Alto, Menlo Park is a charming, exquisite community on the eastern fringe of San Mateo County within the San Francisco Bay Area. The land now known as the City of Menlo Park was originally the home of Ohlone Indians, called by the Spaniards Costanoans, or Coast-dwellers. Today, Menlo Park is home to Meta's headquarters and Sand Hill Road, the heart of the venture capital community. Friendly residents enjoy beautifully tree-canopied streets with exceptional fine dining, shopping destinations, and parks.
 
Menlo Park real estate and properties are distributed across 12 neighborhoods, each offering unique appeal and beauty.
 

What to Love

  • Beautiful neighborhoods
  • Quieter downtown feel
  • Large lots and tight-knit community
  • Excellent dining and shopping scene
 

Local Lifestyle

Menlo Park offers a strong community feel and a small, peaceful downtown with several independently owned shops. Despite being a sleepy community, much of Menlo Park's economy is centered around companies on Sand Hill Road, comprising venture capital, private equity, law firms, financial services, and professional and tech-focused companies. Living in the neighborhood also offers access to various attractions, including gorgeous parks, a scenic golf course, and an adventurous hiking trail. You will also have access to the area's necessary amenities and well-ranked schools.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Whether looking for exceptional dining, boutique shopping, or nightlife, Menlo Park has everything you need. The gorgeous Downtown Menlo Park offers excellent dining areas, from Californian eateries to French, Mediterranean, and seafood-inspired cuisines. Camper is one of the best diners and a relaxed destination with outdoor tables and a modern feel, serving a changing menu of seasonal dishes. You will also love Left Bank, a French restaurant serving simple Southern French dishes with outdoor seating.
 
If you crave seafood, check out Cook's Seafood for a full-service fish market and seafood bistro known for mouthwatering fish 'n' chips. Step into Jeffrey's Hamburgers to enjoy tasty handmade Angus beef patties, salad, shakes, and fries. For Asian fare, visit Chef Kwan's, specializing in Sichuan and Mandarin dishes, or Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine along Merrill Street. Dutch Goose along Alameda de las Pulgas is a unique sports bar with a heated patio, arcade games, and eight TVs, ideal for exceptional nightlife.
 

Things to Do

Menlo Park offers numerous attractions and adventures, making it perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The neighborhood features a private golf course along Sand Hill Road and several attractive parks, including Bedwell Bayfront Park, an extensive park with ample open spaces for flying kites and many hiking trails. You will also find Dumbarton Bridge Vista Point and Trail, a dedicated 3.4-mile out-and-back hiking trail along Willow Road, crossing the bay at a narrow point near the southern end.
 
Nestled amid 16 beautiful acres in Silicon Valley is Rosewood Sand Hill, situated adjacent to Santa Cruz Mountain. Exploring this sophisticated hotel offers access to nature and relaxing opportunities, including access to fine dining options. In addition, music lovers will find The Guild Theatre an exciting destination, offering ample space for live music and entertainment in the Peninsula region.
 

Schools

Families of school-aged children can send them to public schools, or one of the private school options in the area, including:
 
 
 
 
 

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Overview for Menlo Park, CA

46,565 people live in Menlo Park, where the median age is 37.3 and the average individual income is $82,538.03. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

46,565

Total Population

37.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$82,538.03

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Menlo Park, CA

Menlo Park has 15,327 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Menlo Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 46,565 people call Menlo Park home. The population density is 3,745.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

46,565

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.3

Median Age

48.79 / 51.21%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
15,327

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$82,538.03

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Menlo Park, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Menlo Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Oak Knoll Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Phillips Brooks School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Mid-Peninsula High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Nativity Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Belle Haven Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Alto International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available

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