Welcome to Menlo Park
Suburban oasis for high-earning professionals
Menlo Park is a bucolic haven for working professionals who want a neighborhood perfectly attuned to their downtime. This town on the San Francisco Bay is Silicon Valley’s center for the area’s Venture Capital industry and is also home to Meta’s headquarters. A large population of the town comprises high-earning professionals who work in these two sectors, as well as a considerable proportion of lawyers and doctors. This upscale suburb is tailored to offer a tranquil home life for people in these complex industries. The sprawling parks and tree-canopied streets add to this removed and quiet ambiance.
What to Love
- Venture capital and Facebook hubs of Silicon Valley
- Rolling green landscape and peaceful curb appeal
- One of the most educated cities in the United States
- Top-quality real estate and family amenities
- Beautiful public parks
Menlo Park is a convenient location for professionals who work in the local industries. The area is mostly residential with a high volume of luxury, single-family real estate. The homes have the quaint and welcoming aesthetic that Silicon Valley suburbs are known for, while still being very modern. The green spaces, trees, and outdoor activities are popular attributes of the area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining scene in Menlo Park leaves nothing lacking. There is a fantastic selection of both trendy establishments and relaxed dining rooms for family and friends. The Dutch Goose
is a notable example of the latter. This pub and restaurant with warm oak walls and a sprawling outdoor patio has been an institution in Silicon Valley for decades. Even the neighborhood's high-profile residents like Mark Zuckerburg have been known to frequent The Dutch Goose. The menu is an inviting and hearty list of burgers and their famous deviled eggs. The drink menu is an extensive collection of beers and wines.
For a chic vibe that still has the natural charm of Silicon Valley, there is Camper
. This farm-to-table spot has an airy, elegant feel that is not stuffy or fussy. The menu puts flavor first in classic dishes like cornbread that has been elevated with green chilis and honey butter. Their fresh pastas, craft beers, and specialty cocktails are all a dazzling array of interesting ingredient combinations.
For a night filled with elegance, you will enjoy Rosewood Sand Hill
. The famed Madera
is known as much for its bold dishes as its Michelin star. Their artful cuisine is served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in a stunning dining room with sweeping views. Luxurious favorites like Oysters on the Half Shell and Dungeness Crab Benedict are a unique and tasty experience at Madera.
To enjoy the great views of the Santa Cruz Mountains with lighter fare, you can visit The Library and Bar
. Artisan cocktails and opulent appetizers like Wagyu Tartare make the evening special.
Things to Do
Menlo Park’s beautiful natural landscape provides a wealth of recreation options. The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club
boasts a sprawling clubhouse on an 18-hole golf course with unparalleled views of the topography. With an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and an updated fitness center, it is the perfect place to get active and unwind after work.
Capitalizing on the same rolling green fields is Sharon Park
, a wonderful public park with a large lake, walking trails, and wooded areas for picnicking and enjoying nature. The Menlo Park Farmers Market
is another great way to enjoy the fresh air and pick up a wide variety of fresh produce and ingredients.
For a taste of arts and culture, there is the Allied Arts Guild
, a picturesque campus with gardens that look plucked from a storybook. The building is a Spanish-inspired structure that offers a studio and showing space for local artists to work. They have a schedule of events that can be enjoyed as well as a cafe and gallery spaces.