The city of Menlo Park is located on the Peninsula near Stanford, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. It has historically been one of the the wealthiest U.S. cities with the famous Sand Hill Road being a leading hub for venture capital firms in the country. Where there’s venture capital, you can be sure there are startups. And where there are startups, there are law firms. But it’s exactly this energy that comprises much of the entrepreneurial spirit that is Menlo Park, making Facebook’s move to the city a no-brainer.
Beyond the financial center, Menlo Park is also complete with a charming community of homes with cedar siding included and that are all for sale. The neighborhoods range in both affluence, diversity, and culture as is visually apparent from driving through the city alone, The homes also vary in price with many reaching the millions of dollars range. But with pricier homes, also comes great schools – and Menlo Park has some of the highest ranked in the entire Bay Area.
With the exception of a couple schools in less affluent neighborhoods, Menlo Park’s education system is one of the best. Elementary to middle school aged students attend schools in the Menlo Park City School District where they are met by peers from East Palo Alto and Redwood City. High school aged students attend public schools in the Sequoia Union High School District along with many students from neighboring Peninsula cities. It also happens that Menlo Park residents rank among the most educated in the nation with almost 70 percent having exceeded their bachelor’s degree.
So what could be more intriguing about this prosperous and well-educated city? How about a quaint downtown of boutiques and restaurants perfect for friendly outings, dog walking, dinner dates, and shopping? Menlo Park’s downtown centers around Santa Cruz Avenue where residents and employees alike converge. The city is also complete with it’s own Caltrain station, which makes commuting throughout the Peninsula for work and play quick and easy.
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