The idyllic neighborhood’s elegant charm and undeniable allure make it among the most sought-after in Menlo Park
Visit the Central Menlo Park neighborhood and you’ll find yourself immediately taken by the rapture of some of the storied architecture on display dating back to the late 1930s. A mix of new construction and historic homes creates an elegant mix of charm and allure, making this Menlo Park neighborhood among the most coveted.
Households with children enjoy accessibility to the area’s nearby parks, including Burgess Park. The playgrounds offer great recreational areas for kids and adults alike. Families are able to enjoy a picnic in the shade during the summer months or trek along the trail with the kids on the weekends. Residents also delight in nearby activities including the Farmer’s Market in downtown Menlo Park, and the popular Menlo Summerfest.
Pride of ownership is evident at nearly every turn, and the neighborhood is made up of sophisticated homes dotted with newly built larger and more grand estates on impressively large lots. Central Menlo Park is among the most affluent in the area, where the cost of living is 119% higher than the national average, and the median home price is just over $6 million.
Considered one of the most exclusive and expensive neighborhoods in Menlo Park, and a short distance from Sand Hill —known as a venture capital hot spot— a broad swathe of Central Menlo Park’s residents are professionals working in the finance sector. Proximity to Interstate 280 and Highway 101 is an added appeal, as residents are able to plan easy commutes for work and play in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
Amenities abound in Central Menlo Park, with residents placing a premium on outdoor activities including leisurely strolls down the idyllic tree-lined streets, and casual stops at any of the nearby coffee shops. As you see residents enjoying the best of their community, you gain the sense that here the pace is slower and more relaxed. As well, safety is of paramount importance in this affluent community, and you’ll quickly realize streets and roads have been meticulously designed to promote a safe experience for pedestrians.
The family-centric enclave emits an undeniable warmth, and many that make up the closely-knit community are first and second-generation families with strong ties to the area. Top-rated schools attract new residents to the bustling community.
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