Harmonizing the romantic history of another century with valuable contributions to modern technology, Menlo Park is a delightful blend of the old and new. In fact, the chamber of commerce selected a home in the 1867 Menlo Park Train Station, distinguished as the oldest station building in continuous use. However, even the celebrated architecture and antiques from yesterday are meticulously maintained in this exceptionally beautiful community. Located about 30 miles from San Francisco, Menlo Park is approximately 20 miles from San Jose and 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Known as the “City of Parks,” the community maintains lush parkland in a 20-mile radius offers opportunities for tennis, softball, soccer, archery, swimming, camping, softball, basketball, lawn bowling, hiking, and picnicking. Primarily a city of handsome homes and luxurious condominiums, the community’s proximity to Stanford University has resulted in a proliferation of impressive light industry and high-tech facilities that include the Nobel-Prize-winning research center of Stanford Linear Accelerator.