Atherton

About

The privacy gained by lots of at least one acre, winding streets with mature trees, gracious mansions set well back from the curbless streets — this is Atherton today.

Once part of a Spanish rancho, the town was incorporated in 1923. One of its first rules was to assure that lots would not be subdivided into parcels smaller than an acre. With a few exceptions — primarily former San Mateo County streets acquired through annexation — that is still the rule today.

A few of the early homes remain, including three built by Timothy Hopkins for his daughters between 1901 and 1908 on Parkwood Drive, Altree Court and Lowery Drive


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Neighborhoods

  • Emerald Hills
  • Family Farm/ Hidden Valley
  • Mountain Home Road
  • Skywood/Skylonda
  • Woodside Glens
  • Woodside Heights
  • Woodside Hills
 

Facts

  • 2009-10 Town Operating and Capital Improvements Budget: $11.6 million
  • Population (2010): 6,914
  • Households (2000): 2,479
  • Single-Family Housing (2000): 99 percent
  • Median Home Price: $3,200,000
  • Mean Household Income (2009): $185,000-plus

Community Links

  • Holbrook-Palmer Park
  • Mother’s Club
  • Town of Atherton

Important Phone Numbers

  • Police Non-emergency: 650-688-6500
  • Fire Non-emergency: 650-688-8400
  • Building/Planning: 650-688-6521
  • Caltrain: 650-660-4287
  • City Office: 650-325-4457
  • Library: 650-328-2422
  • Post Office: 650-275-8777
  • Voter Registration: 650-345-8683