Menlo Park

A welcoming town comprised of multiple diverse communities. Its eclectic neighborhoods make it a hometown any personality can enjoy.

Overview for Menlo Park, CA

33,677 people live in Menlo Park, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $98,481. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.4 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Welcome to Menlo Park


A delightfully progressive and upscale town in the San Francisco Bay Area

This San Mateo County community is full of tradition with a vintage flavor and yet attracts new industry and growth. Prosperity and development are overflowing in Menlo Park. The city is quiet, although it has gained notoriety as the location of the Meta (Facebook) headquarters.

Menlo Park is a welcoming town comprised of multiple diverse communities. Its eclectic neighborhoods make it a hometown any personality can enjoy. The technology companies established in the Allied Arts and Stanford Park sections give the area a modern feel. The central Menlo Park and Fair Oaks communities provide a rural feel and a traditional setting. Among other popular locations, downtown Menlo Park is hopping with various shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Menlo Park's real estate options and architectural styles in Belle Haven, Felton Gables, and parts of downtown allow residents to find the abode that fits their style. 

What to Love

  • The booming economy attracts contemporary, global companies and entrepreneurs
  • Community of talented artists, professionals, and other gifted people
  • A variety of distinctive architectural options as well as charming Menlo Park condos and homes for sale
  • Energetic downtown 
  • Vibrant lifestyle
  • Peaceful neighborhoods equal a cozy place to call home

Local Lifestyle - Living in Menlo Park


As one of California's most educated cities, Menlo Park comprises accomplished and fascinating citizens. Modern business complexes overlook incredible ocean views. It’s the finest life has to offer, with culture and refinement accented with an upbeat vibe. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Menlo Park


For fresh finds, outdoor seating, and the local Almanac’s vote for “Best Live Music,” Cafe Borrone is one of a kind. This eatery is more than just entrees. Dine here, and you have different art viewing and live entertainment every visit.

Left Bank, or La Rive Gauche, is the epitome of class. The tantalizing French menu and ambiance are dining elegance. Enjoy the traditional French cuisine with escargots or cheese fondue, or experiment with delight by tasting house-made grilled sausage or the catch of the day.

Stanford Shopping Center is an outdoor mall with high-end retail stores. They also have a coffee shop, fine restaurants, and a Tesla showroom. The breathtaking garden creates a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors.

Culture and arts are found at Kepler's Books and the Allied Arts Guild. The Guild is a garden oasis filled with the work of incredible painters, pottery makers, and textile artists. Spending a day here is a humanitarian act as proceeds benefit the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. 

Things to Do in Menlo Park


Energetic folks frequent Burgess Park. This recreation spot is next to the Civic

Center Complex and has countless opportunities for exercise and amusement. Athletes can check out the basketball court, baseball diamond, gymnasium, and tennis court. Those ready to relax and enjoy peace can experience the lighted walkways, ponds, and grassy shaded areas. It is also where you will find the neighborhood skate park.

Hiller Aviation Museum is a fantastic spot for aspiring pilots or those who enjoy learning about flight technology. Inspiration abounds with two flight simulator programs, an imagination station, and drone demonstrations.

The Millbrae California Art and Wine Festival, which occurs over Labor Day weekend, ends the summer with exhilaration. Live entertainment, a collection of 250 of America's best artists and craft makers, and all the summer’s favorite foods make this two-day festival an unforgettable tradition.

Music lovers find their niche in the Fremont Park Summer Concert Series held at Central Park in the local town of Fremont. This event is outdoors, giving spectators a gorgeous view of Lake Elizabeth while they enjoy spectacular tunes.



Menlo Park is proud to be the home of Stanford University. Families of school-aged children can send them to Menlo Park City School District schools, or one of the private school options in the area, including:


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Demographics and Employment Data for Menlo Park, CA

Menlo Park has 11,725 households, with an average household size of 2.78. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Menlo Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,677 people call Menlo Park home. The population density is 3,371.07 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.79 / 51.21%

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Schools in Menlo Park, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Menlo Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Oak Knoll Elementary
K - 5th
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Phillips Brooks School
PreK - 5th
No rating available
4th - 8th
K - 8th
No rating available
Mid-Peninsula High School
9th - 12th
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Nativity Elementary School
PreK - 8th
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Belle Haven Elementary
K - 5th
No rating available
9th - 12th
No rating available
6th - 8th
Alto International School
PreK - 10th
No rating available

Around Menlo Park, CA

There's plenty to do around Menlo Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Bikeable
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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cake Done Right, Maureen McVerry's Musical Theatre Camp, and Gaming Together.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.24 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.42 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.81 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.66 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.28 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars

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