Menlo Park Ca.

One of the Most Educated Cities

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One of the most educated cities in the country, almost 70% of Menlo Park’s residents 25 years and older have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.  The city features popular tech companies, highly rated public schools, over a dozen parks, delicious restaurants, and one of a kind boutiques.  Quite simply – the real estate in Menlo Park is a terrific investment because it features something for everyone.

Menlo Park includes a median sold home price of $2.4 milllion in 2024. The price per square foot of real estate in Menlo Park is $1,300.


City of Menlo Park

Meta Calls the City Home

Venture Capital and technology are benchmarks for this town. There are more than 70 VC firms within the city boundaries. There are close to 1,200 different funds and countless billions of dollars in town. Clearly, it is a city that is both famed and sought after.

Menlo Park is Meta’s home base. In addition, it is next-door neighbors to Google, Apple and numerous other tech companies. The city’s location is popular because there is something for everyone.

Chamber of Commerce

Suburban Park: Neighborhood in Menlo Park

The Suburban Park Association, established by a group of passionate volunteers in the 1940s, has been serving the Suburban Park neighborhood of Menlo Park for more than seven decades! This incredible organization has played a pivotal role in shaping this amazing neighborhood in Menlo Park.  The Suburban Park Association fosters a sense of unity and camaraderie among its residents that makes it a friendly, social neighborhood.

Family Friendly Parks and Recs Events

Residents include everyone from millennials to grandparents. The Parks and Recreation department hosts a wide range of community classes for all ages at reasonable rates. Classes include fitness, dance, sports, music, drama, art, lifelong learning and more.

Recreation Guide

Citywide Calendar and Chamber Events

One of the Most Educated Cities

Being one of the most educated cities starts early with award-winning public schools. Children attend four area public school districts for K-12.  Note: where you attend high school is determined by the neighborhood you live in. You can verify which high school you are assigned to by clicking here.

Menlo Park City School District 
Los Lomitas Elementary School District
Ravenswood City School District
Sequoia Union High School District

Delicious Restaurants and One of a Kind Boutiques

In addition to serving as the HQ for Meta, there are a number of delicious restaurants and one of a kind boutiques in Menlo Park.  The town has both tech-savvy and upscale bohemian vibes.  We recommend these restaurants and boutiques.  But help us build on our list by putting your favorite spots in the comments.

Springline

Situated in the heart of the Peninsula just steps from the Cal Train station, Springline is opening with planned living and offices, including must-visit restaurants that match the innovative spirit and optimism of Silicon Valley. We know this exciting news for Menlo Park! New restaurants at Springline will include:

  • Barebottle: Menlo Park’s only brewery 
  • Che Fico-branded Italian restaurant and market: It’ll have its own butcher and gelato counter (Che Fico in San Francisco: named one of Bon Appetit‘s 10 Best New Restaurants in America)
  • Burma Love: the sister restaurant of the beloved Burma Superstar
  • Canteen Next Door and Canteen Cafe: from Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel, owner of Menlo Park local favorite Camper 
A rendering of the El Camino Real space where Che Fico’s new Menlo Park restaurant will be located. Provided by Presidio Bay Ventures

Menlo Park Restaurant Staples

  • Camper They emphasize local, organic, sustainable, and handmade products.
  • Flea Street Open since 1980, the atmosphere is contemporary, sophisticated and inviting. The menu is a celebration of the rich Northern California food community.
  • La Stanza It is unassuming and next to the Post Office in an alley, but the Italian food is authentic and delicious.
  • Madera The Michelin Star spot offers a menu of refined yet approachable dishes honoring the many culinary traditions of the Bay Area.

Boutiques

While Menlo Park does have a mall, we also love shopping at locally-owned boutiques.  They have a one of kind touch we enjoy frequenting. A few we recommend you check out:

  • Alys Grace A family-owned boutique that features four locations in the Bay Area.
  • Anthem You will always be able to find an amazing gift in this store which provides home goods, jewelry, clothes and much more. 
  • Gitane How cool is this? The founder based the store on the concept of mothers and daughters shopping together. 

Menlo Park Coffee Shops

Saint Frank’s Coffee

Saint Frank's Coffee in Menlo Park.  Menlo Park Coffee

Coffee snobs think Saint Frank’s coffee is not only the best in Menlo Park but the entire Bay Area.  Why?  Because the coffee is simply divine. From the rich, velvety lattes to the strong and complex coffees, every cup is a work of art.  Do we sound like we are describing an art gallery?  You’ll understand after your first cup. Saint Frank’s Motto: We want to do our best because it matters. Outside seating only, so you will have to grab and go on rainy days.

Saint Frank’s has locations in Menlo Park and San Francisco.

Peet’s Coffee

The Peet’s Coffee across the street from our JJ Teams office in Menlo Park is a great people-watching spot.  It’s an interesting place to soak up Silicon Valley vibes too.  Peet’s in Menlo Park is Julie’s go-to spot after she drops off the kids and heads to the office.

Coffee Bar

From the morning rush to the evening wine bar wind down, the Coffee Bar is a community hub and an urban home base in downtown Menlo Park.  It’s a great spot whether you are meeting new people, hanging out with the Moms from your kids’ school, or slipping on a pair of headphones to work. You can find them locally in Menlo Park and Redwood City

Neighborhood map of Menlo Park Ca.

Neighborhood Map

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