Lloyden Park Homes For Sale
Lloyden Park Homes For Sale & Real Estate
Neighborhood Introduction & History
Lloyden Park homes are tucked between the Atherton Caltrain station and the edge of Redwood City, on winding streets that create a quiet little haven. They are close to schools, the library and the Holbrook-Palmer Park. The area is one of the smallest neighborhoods within the city, encompassing just about 4 blocks. No two homes are exactly alike, although most were built in the 1930s and 1940s. This tiny neighborhood is really quite attractive, with woodsy streets and immaculately kept homes. The neighborhood is the most “suburban” of Atherton’s areas, with sidewalks, street lamps, and neighbors who frequently interact with each other. Lloyden Park is within the boundaries of the Redwood City School District, but many neighborhood families choose to avail themselves of the wonderful private schools in the area, including Sacred Heart School, the Phillips Brooks School, and Menlo School.
Housing types & styles in the Neighborhood
Almost all the Lloyden Park’s 87 homes are relatively modest, conservative ranchers. A surprising number are small, well under 2000 sq.ft., and some have just two bedrooms or only one bath. And while many are over 2000 sq.ft., and sometimes well over, on paper Lloyden Park looks like a small-scale version of Lindenwood: Lloyden Park homes were built about the same time but are noticeably smaller, often modest 3/2s, and on smaller one-third acre lots. Aside from the relatively modest homes and lots, the Redwood City school district’s low test scores also keep Lloyden Park prices affordable by Atherton standards. Because of the neighborhood’s small size and a low turnover rate, it is rare for more than two Lloyden Park homes to be on the market in any given month.
Restaurants & Shopping
The Fair Oaks Caltrain station, Atherton’s library, post office and town hall are all one block away from the main gates of Lloyden Park. Atherton’s proximity to Menlo Park allows residents to enjoy a wide variety of shopping and dining options. Menlo Park features unique and upscale retail shops and restaurants surrounded by tree lined streets. However, chains are common here, affording residents a wide variety of choices. Palo Alto, Redwood City, and Woodside are all close to Atherton, increasing the shopping and dining options further. This area’s proximity to El Camino Real provides for easy access to the amenities of the Peninsula.
Family Lifestyle, Parks & Activities
Nearby Holbrook-Palmer Park offers a recreation venue for both kids and adults. It offers residents a playground, tennis courts, and walking gardens. Atherton’s proximity to downtown Menlo Park and Palo Alto affords residents easy access to farmers’ markets, parks, concerts, festivals, nightlife, and a variety of family activities. Menlo Country Club, Sharon Heights Country Club, and Stanford Gold Course are nearby and offer golf and dining. Just across Hwy 280 lie countless parks and nature preserves that offer hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and other recreation. This area’s proximity to Stanford University also means access to the campus’ wonderful facilities including the Cantor Arts Center, Memorial Church, Stanford Stadium, and Bing Concert Hall.