Menlo Park is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County within the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the United States. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; and Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west. It is one of the most educated cities in California and the United States; nearly 70% of residents over 25 have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. It had 33,780 residents at the 2020 United States Census. It is home to the corporate headquarters of Meta, and is where Google and Round Table Pizza were founded.
It is one of the most educated cities in California and the United States; nearly 70% of residents over 25 have earned a bachelor's degree or higher.
The neighborhood of Allied Arts & Downtown, comprising of Downtown Menlo Park and Allied Arts, is sometimes known as Stanford Park, and presents the dichotomy of Menlo Park. While much of Menlo Park is quite suburban, Allied Arts & Downtown is a mix of tranquil, family-friendly neighborhoods with a convenient retail and commercial district.
New construction and thoughtfully appointed mansions truly showcase the opulence of the Central Menlo neighborhood, where the most expensive homes in Menlo Park can be found. Despite the growing cost of housing in this area, well-to-do residents of this classy enclave tend to remain fairly loyal to the area, staying close even when they move up to larger homes.
Adjacent to the town of Atherton, the sub-area of Menlo Oaks is unincorporated and relies on San Mateo County for its services. Menlo Oaks has a rural and idyllic charm with its no sidewalks, few streetlamps, and narrow streets shaded by a thick canopy of mature oak, eucalyptus, and evergreen trees.