Menlo Park Homes For Sale & Real Estate
Menlo Park was once known as the “Sleepy Hollow of California,” didn’t move forward as a community until after World War II even with its proximity to Stanford University. The small town struggled with incorporation in the beginning but finally succeeded in 1927.
It has become the home to world leading Venture Capitalists on Sand Hill Road, dot-com start-ups and research institutions that have changed the world.
The area is known for its long, picturesque roads lined with mature trees. Menlo Park distinguishes itself from its neighboring areas in that it has managed to retain a small-town, suburban feel, despite the influx of numerous tech-related startups and businesses. Given that it is the birthplace of Google, and located only minutes away from the prestigious Stanford University, you cannot expect anything else.
The city of Menlo Park is located in the San Mateo Country, in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and is surrounded by other prominent neighborhoods like Atherton and Palo Alto. Beyond its many recreational parks and wooded areas, Menlo Park also offers excellent urban amenities in the form of restaurants, boutiques, shopping districts, and great social venues. Individuals in search of Menlo Park homes for sale will be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are options for all kinds of budget within this 17 square mile large city.
Only two thirds of residents are actual homeowners, and homes retail anywhere around $1 million or under. There are a number of ‘starter’ home options available that are usually opted for by students and professors of Stanford University. There are also a number of Menlo Park homes for sale available in the more suburban areas of the city.
With a population of just over 32,000 (2010 data) Menlo Park experiences a fairly low population density, with peace and tranquility not particularly difficult to come by. Students from the Menlo Park District are known to perform exceptionally well, despite schools exhibiting only above average academic performances. This is primarily because students from neighboring areas also visit these schools. Nevertheless students can benefit hugely from growing up within an economically and culturally diverse atmosphere.