The hidden Menlo Park gem is a highly coveted place to call home thanks to its lush landscapes, privacy, and excellent schools
The privacy offered by the neighboring foothills, and large lot sizes make Menlo Park’s Sharon Heights neighborhood an appealing place to call home. The name Sharon Heights is derived from the nearby Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club that offers its members and guests 5-star exclusivity and is within proximity to Sand Hill Road, the epicenter of venture capital.
The neighborhood was built in the 1960s, and to date remains one of the most family-friendly, pleasant places to live in the area. The area was at once made up of a single, grand estate, and as the ‘60s were ushered in, it was then subdivided into a community of ranch-style homes.
Many residents consider the neighborhood a hidden gem thanks to its proximity to the tech-centric Peninsula and nearby Stanford. Nature abounds in this exclusive and close-knit community, and it’s not uncommon to see residents enjoying the sunshine and foliage on strolls amid the stunning and mature trees that take up residence in the area.
Visit Sharon Heights and you’re taken by its welcoming energy, where residents place a premium on privacy without having had the need to sacrifice their friendly nature toward visitors and neighbors.
Commuting routes are an added appeal to living in Sharon Heights, including along Interstate 280. The neighborhood’s commitment to protecting its environment is evident as you find green spaces for its residents to enjoy hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Nearby Sharon Heights, you’ll find plenty of spots to enjoy good eats and great company. Flea Street is a can’t-miss farm-to-table destination that prides itself on serving fresh, vibrant ingredients and a menu that hinges on seasonal highlights. Local eateries like El Cerrito’s Mexican favorites and Mitsunobu’s Japanese cuisines keep guests coming back for more. For alfresco fares, look no further than Restaurant 3000, a charming bistro with a Californian flair.
There are numerous ways to enjoy Sharon Heights. Get outside with a stroll around the lake at Sharon Park, or spend your days relaxing at Sharon Heights Country Club, a world-class establishment with top-of-the-line amenities to keep you at peak performance. Their eighteen-hole golf course is perfect for a day in the sun, or you can practice your swing on the driving range or short game area. If you prefer a racquet to a five-iron, you’ll enjoy the club’s four tennis courts and two hybrid tennis and pickleball courts. After a long day, grab a bite to eat at either of their full-service restaurants.
New families are drawn to the area by the highly-rated schools including La Entrada Middle School, Las Lomitas Elementary School, Trinity School, and Philips Brooks School. Visit Sharon Heights and you quickly realize neighbors of all ages and stages of life call Sharon Heights, finding once you’re settled into the charming community, there’s little reason to leave.
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