Menlo Park

Welcome to Menlo Park

An affluent community with walkable streets, lush greenery, and luxury homes.

In the heart of Silicon Valley, Menlo Park is an oasis of urban calm nestled in the redwoods on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay. The city is home to Facebook headquarters and many other high-tech powerhouse companies and startups. Still, it is also an excellent place for families, solo entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to be a part of the action and have a quiet place to live. Menlo Park is a highly walkable area, making it easy to get around without a car. Thanks to the city’s many walking and biking trails, residents enjoy the health benefits of exercise without the hassle of finding a workout.

The community is less than 45 minutes from San Francisco—it is a pleasant, easy commute and one that many people make daily. Menlo Park is a great place to raise a family, and the community-oriented feel of the city also makes it a great place to retire. The city is known for its high quality of life, plenty of parks and other green spaces, and business-friendly regulations. Many people who work in Menlo Park choose to live here, appreciating the city's small-town feel with the conveniences of a central metropolitan area.

What to Love

  • High-end restaurants, shops, and entertainment
  • Luxury homes and community amenities
  • Parks and lush green spaces
  • Thriving tech industry

Local Lifestyle

Menlo Park is a small city in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is home to leading technology companies and a hub for innovation and technology. Menlo Park offers easy access to entertainment, dining, and shopping with a thriving downtown, award-winning public schools, and a flourishing arts and culture scene. Downtown Menlo Park is the heart of the town, a residential and retail neighborhood home to most of the city’s amenities. Locals can find everything from high-end shops and boutiques to great restaurants and galleries, making downtown a great place to explore on foot or with a bike. Downtown is also the location of most of the city’s major parks, making it a great place to take a break and relax.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The community is bustling at any time of day but comes to life after dark. With many unique restaurants and bars, and a wide variety of entertainment, there are always new places to explore. Son & Garden is a respectable establishment that serves fresh-made meals with ingredients sourced from local farmers’ markets. 

Evvia Estiatorio is a charming eatery serving Greek dishes on an indoor and outdoor garden terrace. Oak + Violet is a classy restaurant in the Park James Hotel that serves locally sourced dishes in a cozy space with indoor and outdoor seating. Left Bank is a French-inspired restaurant that offers a wine club, event spaces, and private dining.

Things to Do

Menlo Park is an exciting community with many events, gathering places, and parks to explore. The Allied Arts Guild is a garden retreat with shops, studios, and a restaurant. Locals can make a day of the beautiful area or attend different events. 

Church of the Nativity is a stunning historic Roman Catholic Church where locals attend mass and other special community events. Sidewalk Art Stroll is an outdoor event where artists can showcase their unique creations to the community. Menlo SummerFest is an annual event where locals gather to enjoy vendors, live music, and food.


Menlo Park City School District is a National Blue-Ribbon School Program and a Ken Award Recipient for its innovative teaching programs and supportive environments. There are also many charter and private schools in the community.

Work With Michele

Michele brings over 25 years of professional sales experience including training in Negotiation Mastery from the Harvard Business School. Michele’s clients benefit from her skilled negotiation strategies when it comes to the purchase or sale of their home.