Located north of Palo Alto is Menlo Park. Named for its lush, green tree-lined soundings similar to Menlough, Ireland, this city is known for its quiet community and beautiful parks.
Menlo Park is the center for venture capital in the US, with some of the world’s most dominant venture capitalists established within the area. Sand Hill Road, is nationally recognized for its concentration of high profile firms such as, Amazon, Citrix, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Google, Facebook, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Sun Microsystems, and Symantec.
The city of Menlo Pak has 12 neighborhoods, each with its own uniqueness and appeal.
Allie Arts & Downtown
The neighborhood of Allied Arts & Downtown is comprised of Downtown Menlo Park and Allied Arts sometimes known as Stanford Park.
Downtown Menlo Park has a diverse mixture of restaurants, shops, and multi-family housing. Santa Cruz Avenue is the main avenue of Downtown Menlo Park, and has a variety of commercial establishments, from upscale clothing boutiques, and homewares to modest mom-and-pop shops.
Residential properties are located about two blocks on either side of Santa Cruz. People that live downtown have to deal with car and pedestrian traffic, particularly on weekends. The benefit, however, is the convenience of shopping and fine dining.
Blocks from Downtown is Stanford Park. Homes in this area are single-family residences, with newer, luxury properties next to quaint cottages. Homes that are located away from the busy El Camino Real, such as those on Princeton and Yale, typically range in higher prices than those closer to El Camino Real.
Valparaiso Avenue on the north
El Camino Real on the east
San Francisquito Creek on the south
Fremont Street, Johnson Street, and Arbor Drive on the west
Menlo Park Library- 800 Alma Street Menlo Park, CA 94025
Fremont Park- Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Nealon Park- 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025
Jack W. Lyle Park- Middle Avenue and Fremont Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Oak Knoll Elementary School (K-5)- 1895 Oak Knoll Lane Menlo Park, CA 94025
Encinal Elementary School (K-5)- 195 Encinal Avenue Atherton, CA 94027
Hillview Middle School (6-8)- 1100 Elder Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025
Menlo-Atherton High School- 555 Middlefield Road Menlo Park, CA 94027