Once known as the “Sleepy Hollow of California,” Menlo Park did not take off as a community until after World War II. Today, it is often known as the birthplace of Google and Facebook and home to venture capital firms, dot-com start-ups, as well as a beautiful suburban enclave with an active community and small town feel.
Located in San Mateo County between San Francisco and San Jose, the 19 square mile city of Menlo Park is home to more than 30,785 residents. Residents enjoy the beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods that define Menlo Park, as well as the numerous parks, excellent schools, and a vibrant yet relaxing downtown area featuring restaurants as well as unique and upscale shops.
Menlo Park has benefited financially from its close proximity to Stanford University and the Silicon Valley. Young professionals and families often flock to Menlo Park, and residents tends to be well-educated and engaged in community life.
FACTS & DEMOGRAPHICS
2011-2012 City General Fund Budget: $37.4 million
Single-Family Housing: 61.3 percent
Median Household Income: $105,909
Median Home Selling Price – Single Family: $1,322,500
Median Home Selling Price – Condominium: $892,500
*according to the 2010 United States Census unless otherwise noted.