Suburban Park Homes For Sale | Menlo Park Real Estate
Suburban Park homes are nestled in a small area within the Flood Park triangle in Menlo Park.
Neighborhood Introduction & History
Tucked between Marsh Road, U.S. Highway 101 and Bay Road, Suburban Park is made up of three sub-areas: Suburban Park, Flood Park, and Lorelei Manor. Despite the sub-areas, residents of Suburban Park all share two common aspects — relative affordability and convenience. Established during the post-World War II housing development boom, many of the homes date back to the 1940s and 1950s. The streets are lined with oak and bay trees, which minimize the noise levels from Highway 101. Some consider the area to be less desirable than some of the surrounding locales. However, convenience and affordability draw many to this great neighborhood near Menlo Park and Atherton.
Housing types & styles in the Neighborhood
Suburban Park provides midcentury family homes and a charming community feeling for a (relatively) affordable price. Although a part of the affluent Menlo Park community, this area is a very simplistic, and all-too-ordinary neighborhood. Most homes are small, one-story in size and have an attached two-car garage (some have one-car garages). Moreover, they are small and boxy in shape, and situated on plain, petite properties. Homes here date to tracts built in the 1950s, although many have received renovations and/or additions over the years. Thanks to the efforts of locals, this area clarified its zoning regulations in 2004, giving residents more freedom in development and improvements.
Restaurants & Shopping
Suburban Park is very close to the downtown shopping and restaurants of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Both town centers feature unique and upscale retail shops and restaurants surrounded by tree lined streets. Chains are common here, too, however, affording residents a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences. Suburban Park lies between 101 and El Camino Real, offering easy access to the amenities of the Peninsula.
Family Lifestyle, Parks & Activities
In the middle of the neighborhood is Flood County Park, a twenty one acre expanse with baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, a petanque court, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and lots of lawn and trails. It is a popular place for residents of Flood Park and surrounding neighborhoods to get together for sports or just enjoy some open space. Holbrook-Palmer Park is a 22 acre park in near Suburban Park with a ball field, tennis courts & a playground amid walking paths & gardens. It offers recreational programs and has facilities for functions. Suburban Park’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.