Menlo Park

About

Once known as the “Sleepy Hollow of California,” Menlo Park did not take off as a community until after World War II. Despite its proximity to Stanford University, Sand Hill Road venture capitalists, dot-com start-ups and research institutions, “Menlo Park still at least seems like a small town,” notes Michael Svanevik and Shirley Burgett in their published Menlo Park: Beyond the Gate.

Landowners first incorporated back in 1874, but chose to “disincorporate” a mere two years later. It wasn’t until 1927 that today’s city was established.

Menlo Park now offers a suburban enclave with many urban amenities: from a bustling downtown and strong public school district, to plenty of parks and recreation facilities.


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Neighborhoods

  • Allied Arts/Stanford Park
  • Belle Haven
  • Central Menlo Park
  • Downtown Menlo Park
  • Fair Oaks
  • Felton Gables
  • Linfield Oaks
  • Menlo Oaks
  • Park Forest
  • Sharon Heights
  • South of Seminary/ Vintage Oaks
  • Stanford Hills
  • Stanford Weekend Acres
  • Suburban Park/ Lorelei Manor/ Flood Park Triangle
  • University Heights
  • The Willows

Facts

  • 2009-10 City General Fund Budget: $37.4 million
  • Population (2010): 32,026
  • Households (2010): 13,085
  • Single-Family Housing (2010): 61.3 percent
  • Median Home Price: $1,200,000
  • Median Condominium Price: $665,000
  • Mean Household Income (2010): $105,909

Community Links

  • Tour of Menlo Park
  • City of Menlo Park
  • Compare Schools
  • Las Lomitas School District
  • Menlo Park School District
  • Mother’s Club
  • Parks

Important Phone Numbers

  •  Police Non-emergency: 650-858-3300
  • Fire Non-emergency: 650-688-8400
  • Building Permits: 650-858-3390
  • Caltrain: 800-660-4287
  • City Office: 650-858-3380
  • Library: 650-858-3463
  • Post Office: 800-275-8777
  • Voter Registration: 800-345-8683