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
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.
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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