Menlo Park’s origins date back to the Ohlone Indians who inhabited the area prior to Spanish exploration. After colonization, missionaries occupied the land and made great strides in its development as a small rural town. The city left behind its rural spirit during the first world war when nearly 43,000 soldiers occupied the area. After the war, enough residual activity prompted a catalyst for city growth and urbanization. Present-day Menlo Park contains close-knit residential communities as well as a bustling downtown area with an array of dining and shopping options. The city uses the mild climate to its advantage to offer many outdoor events, such as concert series, and its recently updated community center provides an assortment of family-focused activities.
|Median Home Sale Price Aug 2013||$1,228,500|
|Total Area||17.42 sq miles|