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Menlo Park stained glass poppiesLooking for a “close in” Silicon Valley community not to far from Palo Alto and Sunnyvale? Just north on the Peninsula lies attractive Menlo Park, home to many of the best minds that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer.

It’s fair to say that Menlo Park has always been popular.  Around the early 1900s, Menlo Park was the place to own a summer home for well to do San Franciscans (who were escaping the bitterly cold summers which Mark Twain referenced). While many of these beautiful estates and old oaks remain, Menlo Park is now full of homes of every shape and size.  It is an upscale community year round, with excellent public and private schools, colleges, and one of the nation’s lowest crime rates. Primarily residential, the town does enjoy shops and stores of every kind along the downtown strip along with a number of fine restaurants. The stained glass boxes alone are worth the visit if you don’t live there yourself!  These lovely works of art depict important people and things in California’s history.  I’ll share a few of them here.

Although most of the homes are valued well above the Peninsula average, there are affordable areas in Menlo Park.  Generally speaking, though, this is one of the less affordable places in which to live.

The live Altos Research chart below shows the up-to-date median list price of homes for sale – this will give you an idea of what a house in Menlo Park might cost.

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

Menlo Park has been home to Sunset Magazine for decades.  It is sad news that Sunset is pulling up roots and moving to Oakland.  We loved it while it was here.

Menlo Park Stained Glass Collage

Please continue reading for a list of homes for sale and for the Real Estate Report for Menlo Park, too.

Homes for sale in Menlo Park

How’s the real estate market in Menlo Park? Check it monthly at the ReReport page.