Menlo Park is a beautiful tree-lined community in San Mateo County, best known as the home of Facebook and the Sand Hill venture capital corridor. The city is also known for being next to Stanford University, for its excellent schools, parks, and quality of life.
What makes Menlo Park so unique?
The city has stunning natural surroundings, with views of the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Coastal Range. Menlo Park city is also known worldwide as the "Capital of Venture Capital" and hosts major employers such as SRI International, Meta (formerly Facebook), Pacific Biosciences and CSBio Co. Menlo Park is conveniently located north of Palo Alto, between San Francisco and San Jose, also home to Stanford University, one of the world's leading research institutions.
The community & appeal
Menlo Park is a thriving community with a strong sense of identity. The city's residents are highly educated and engaged in the community.
The city host about 36,000 residents in its 19 square miles. Menlo Park is home to a number of different parks, including Bedwell Bayfront Park with open spaces for flying kites & hiking trails. The city also offers sports and recreation facilities, such as the Menlo Swim and Tennis Courts. Menlo Park has excellent public and private schools, served by the Menlo Park City School District and the Sequoia Union High School District. Menlo Park is also home to two private schools: Menlo School and Sacred Heart Preparatory. Similar to other Silicon Valley towns, Menlo Park's downtown area features a lively and bustling atmosphere that is perfect for pedestrians. However, what sets Menlo Park apart is its unique combination of charming upscale boutiques, delicious restaurants, and talented musicians.
Some interesting facts
The city was founded in 1854 by two Irishmen, Dennis J. Oliver and D. S. Gregory. The town was originally named after Menlo Park, a country estate in Ireland owned by Gregory's father. In 1863, the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad built a station in the area, which helped to spur growth. The city was incorporated in 1874.
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