Menlo Park

Menlo Park’s residents reflect a range of backgrounds and interests who tend to be well educated and actively engaged in community life.

Welcome to Menlo Park

A family-oriented neighborhood with lots of charm
 
Those who are searching for a family-oriented residential neighborhood in California that still offers plenty to see and do will love the vibe of Menlo Park. With easy access to Palo Alto, Menlo Park offers the best of both worlds – peaceful residential areas and bustling commercial zones. Residents will love the strong sense of community, while visitors will find themselves drawn in by the beautiful amenities, including charming parks and many outdoor festivals.
Menlo Park is welcoming and fun and commuters settle in Menlo Park for the convenience factor, while many opt to live and work in the community itself. 

What to Love

  • Many excellent schools are in the Menlo Park area.
  • Rustic, charming downtown.
  • A wide variety of architecture in the residential areas.
  • Home to iconic Sand Hill Road with amazing views of the Western hills and where many venture capital firms live.

Local Lifestyle

Menlo Park is a great example of the ideal relaxed California neighborhood. With a laid-back vibe and a great mixture of fun events like the weekly Farmers’ Market and summer “Music in the Park” concerts, it's no wonder that new residents flock to the Menlo Park area every year to make this beautiful, picturesque spot their home. The great schools in the area provide young students with top-notch educational opportunities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Menlo Park has some wonderful options for keeping busy. For great shopping and stunning home decor items, check out Anthem, a home goods store that has something to suit every taste. Angela's offers upscale women's clothing in a stylish boutique setting - they also carry a variety of gifts and accessories as well. 
 
Draeger's Market is a gourmet grocery store that carries everything you need to craft a truly impressive cheese board or make a delicious pasta dinner. Visit Cafe Borrone for fine European-style fare, including an expansive beverage menu, and Kepler's Books for all your reading needs, including rare and hard-to-find classics. 
Menlo Park also hosts a Michelin restaurant, Madera. Head to this upscale establishment when you want to enjoy gorgeous surroundings as well as impeccable food. 

Things to Do

Despite its close proximity to the city, Menlo Park has some exciting things happening locally. Music Together Menlo Park is an event that invites parents and their young children to explore the joys of music together, in a fun, relaxing setting. The 4th of July Parade at Burgess Park is an annual event that gets everyone out to celebrate. From vendors and live music to clowns and marching bands, this event truly embodies the joy of the holiday.
 
The Nativity Carnival is another thrilling community event. Every year, this carnival helps Menlo Park come to life with rides, decadent fair food, exhibits, and much more, marking the end of school and the start of summer. For beautiful views and peaceful ambiance, check out the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, a natural space that includes herb and rose gardens as well as a charming tearoom. The Guild Theatre will appeal to lovers of the arts, with live performances and stage shows hosted in a beautiful, welcoming space.

Schools

Most of Menlo Park is served by the Menlo Park City School District. It includes a number of fabulous schools, including:
 

 

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Overview for Menlo Park, CA

46,565 people live in Menlo Park, where the median age is 37.3 and the average individual income is $82,538.03. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

46,565

Total Population

37.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$82,538.03

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Menlo Park, CA

Menlo Park has 15,327 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Menlo Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 46,565 people call Menlo Park home. The population density is 3,745.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

46,565

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.3

Median Age

48.79 / 51.21%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
15,327

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$82,538.03

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Menlo Park, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Menlo Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Oak Knoll Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Phillips Brooks School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Mid-Peninsula High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Nativity Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Belle Haven Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Alto International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available

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