Atherton is a small town located in the heart of Silicon Valley, regularly ranks as the most expensive zip code in the country, and is known for being home to some of the most innovative minds in the tech industry.
What makes Atherton so unique?
Atherton is home to many luxurious estates and single-family homes. No commercial zoning exists within town limits, Atherton is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the US, with the median home price topping around $6 million. Despite its high-powered reputation, Atherton remains a close-knit community with a small-town feel. The town is also known for its serene atmosphere and beautiful scenery, with native oaks, pines, and redwoods.
The community & appeal
The appeal of Atherton is its small-town feel within a major metropolitan area. Atherton is home to a number of notable individuals who have made their mark in fields such as sports, technology and entertainment. Families enjoy the excellent schools and safe neighborhoods, while professionals appreciate the close proximity to Silicon Valley. Atherton also has a mild climate year-round, thanks to its location near the Pacific Ocean. Atherton does not have its own public school system. Its public schools are part of the Menlo Park School District, the Las Lomitas Elementary School District, the Redwood City School District, or the Sequoia Union High School District. The town is home to The Menlo Circus Club, a private club with tennis, swimming, and equestrian activities.
Some interesting facts
Atherton's population is around 7.000 residents and covers an area of about five square miles. The town has been home to the rich and famous for years, but it's also a place where people can come together. There are a number of active community organizations: the Atherton Arts Committee, the Atherton Heritage Association, the Atherton Tree Committee, the Friends of the Atherton Community Library, the Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, the Atherton Dames, the Police Task Force, and the Atherton Civic Interest League. There are a number of contemporary Eichler homes in the Lindenwood neighborhood, most notably on Irving Drive and between Linden Avenue and Middlefield Road. The town is considered to be part of the San Francisco metropolitan area.
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