Menlo Park

Founded in 1927, Menlo Park features one of the most beautiful civic center campuses in the Bay Area.

Welcome to Menlo Park

Quaint and quiet, Menlo Park offers a range of beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods plus a cute downtown and lots of family-oriented activities. Conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose, the city is home to approximately 36,000 residents in its 19 square miles. Stunning natural surroundings provide beautiful views, and a moderate climate delivers an average of 265 sunny days a year.

Menlo Park Real Estate Market

Homes here are mostly traditional, with more modern and contemporary architecture sprinkled throughout. Menlo Park real estate consists of downtown condos & luxury homes. Contact the Menlo Park real estate agents & realtors at The Oldham Group to find houses, condos & homes for sale in Menlo Park.

Many unique and upscale shops and restaurants are the focus of Menlo Park’s pedestrian-friendly downtown, which attracts locals and visitors alike. Often referred to as the “Capital of Venture Capital,” Menlo Park has significantly benefited from the tech boom of Silicon Valley and is home to major employers such as Facebook, SRI International, and E*TRADE Financial Corporation.

Founded in 1927, Menlo Park features one of the most beautiful civic center campuses in the Bay Area. Beautified by hundreds of heritage trees, a fountain, and a duck pond, the campus is home to Menlo Park’s City Hall and also includes a nine-acre park, recreation facilities, and the town’s main library.

The town’s Allied Arts Guild is a complex of artist studios, shops, restaurants, and gardens that serves as a venue for public and private events. The facilities help support the Lucille Packard's Children's Hospital in Palo Alto.

What to Love

  • Tree-lined neighborhoods and a bustling downtown district

  • Home to major employers such as Facebook and E*TRADE

  • An Allied Arts Guild and Civic Center Campus

People & Lifestyle

Residents of Menlo Park are diverse, well-educated, and actively engaged in community life. Excellent public and private schools attract many young families to this area, as do the city’s numerous parks and recreational facilities. Close proximity to Stanford University and Menlo College fosters a large student/faculty population, and the cultural activities of surrounding urban areas contribute to an outstanding quality of life.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Oak + Violet, located in the Park James Hotel, features an outdoor patio bar and a farm-to-table menu inspired by fresh, hand-picked ingredients.

Flea Street, a Silicon Valley favorite since 1980, offers innovative yet approachable cuisine that showcases the very best of the season.

Roma specializes in simple preparations of classic Italian dishes using family recipes and fresh ingredients sourced from California’s own fisheries, pastures, and agricultural community.

Things to Do

Sharon Park is a hidden oasis and a well-kept local secret. Just off Sand Hill Road and tucked behind a copse of trees, the park is centered around a lake with grassy areas ideal for an afternoon picnic. A popular spot among families, the park has a small playground and pavilion.

The Guild, founded in 1926, is a historic local theater that hosts screenings of cult favorites like Rocky Horror Picture Show and indie and foreign films.


Menlo Park is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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Overview for Menlo Park, CA

33,677 people live in Menlo Park, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $98,481. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Menlo Park, CA

Menlo Park has 11,725 households, with an average household size of 2.78. 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. 33,677 people call Menlo Park home. The population density is 3,371.07 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Menlo Park, CA

There's plenty to do around Menlo Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including BiteSize Baking, SPARTA Performance Science, and Windhover.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 3.63 miles 94 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.04 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.25 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.58 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.75 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.25 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars