Menlo Park

An often overlooked gem, Menlo Park is nestled between Palo Alto and Atherton with inviting, tree-lined neighborhoods, a vibrant economy and an attractive downtown area.

Centrally located between two international airports on the San Francisco Peninsula, Menlo Park is home to innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and tech giants. It’s perhaps most well-known for Sand Hill Road, a mecca for venture capital firms. It’s also the site of Facebook headquarters and within close proximity to the other big names in high tech like Apple, Google and Hewlett-Packard. 

But beyond its reputation as a powerful business force, Menlo Park is a charming place to call home. Designated a Tree City USA, residents take pride in their tree-canopied streets and numerous parks and picnic areas.


Locals and visitors flock to the downtown area, lined with upscale boutiques, gourmet grocer Draeger’s and even a weekly food truck market. A diverse range of notable restaurant include French cuisine at Left Bank, authentic Japanese at Koma Sushi and hand-carved pastrami at Refuge. 

Sitting at the foot of downtown, iconic Cafe Borrone and famed Kepler Books create an idyllic meeting place to grab coffee with friends or meet your favorite author. The Menlo Park community calendar is always bustling with events, including a summer concert series and annual holiday tree lighting. 

Just outside city limits you’ll find Stanford Shopping Center, an upscale, open-air mall with over 140 world-class stores. Directly adjacent is Stanford University, one of the world’s top universities with scenic grounds and an extensive selection of cultural and sporting events. 

Menlo Park is in San Mateo County, stretching from the San Francisco Bay to scenic Highway 280. It has a population of 34,357, according to a 2017 U.S. Census estimate. The city is divided into 12 neighborhoods:


  1. Allied Arts / Downtown
  2. Central
  3. County / Alameda
  4. Sharon Heights / Stanford Hills
  5. Alpine Road
  6. Middlefield to El Camino Real
  7. Felton Gables
  8. Menlo Oaks
  9. Willows
  10. Flood Park / Suburban Park
  11. County Area of Fair Oaks
  12. Belle Haven


Public Schools:

Las Lomitas Elementary School K-3
Encinal Elementary School K-5
Oak Knoll Elementary School K-5
La Entrada Middle School 4-8
Hillview Middle School 6-8
Menlo-Atherton High School 9-12


Private Schools:

Phillips Brooks School  Preschool-5
Peninsula School  Nursery-8
St. Raymond Catholic School JK-8
Alto International School  Preschool-12
Menlo School  6-12


Community Links:

City of Menlo Park

Las Lomita Elementary School District

Menlo Park City School District

Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce

Stanford University

Stanford Shopping Center