Life in Menlo Park

Menlo Park is more than just business. Our beautiful, tree-lined streets are home to a diverse range of well-educated residents who are actively involved in community life. Young families enjoy excellent public and private schools. Professionals have easy access to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Everyone enjoys our 13 parks and numerous recreational facilities. And rich arts and cultural activities are close by. Menlo Park is home to outstanding quality of life.

Beautiful Neighborhoods and Vibrant Community

Menlo Park’s residents reflect a range of backgrounds and interests who tend to be well-educated and actively engaged in community life. Its many young families are served by excellent public and private schools, while residents of all ages enjoy the City’s 13 parks and numerous recreational facilities. The city’s close proximity to Stanford University and Menlo College provide a multitude of academic, cultural, and athletic event opportunities. The arts and leisure activities of the major urban areas of San Francisco and San Jose are close by. These and many other amenities contribute to Menlo Park’s outstanding quality of life.


School Districts Serving Menlo Park

The Menlo Park City School District operates four schools:

The Los Lomitas School District operates two schools:

The Portola Valley School District operates two schools:

The Woodside Elementary School District operates one elementary school:

The Sequoia Union High School District operates four high schools and an alternative school for students living in the southern and central portions of San Mateo County:

Shop Menlo Park

Shop Menlo Park is a collaboration between The Almanac, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, Hometown Peninsula and the City of Menlo Park. Its goal is to help connect local residents with local businesses, and to promote the value of independent and locally-owned businesses.

Learn more about Menlo Park:

The City of Menlo Park
The city’s website contains general information about the city as well as links to the police department, library, and recreation center.

The Almanac
Our local community newspaper for Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside. New issues come out every Wednesday.