Menlo Park is a city cushioned between Palo Alto, Atherton, Redwood City, Stanford and East Palo Alto. It stretches westward into the Pacific Coast wilderness region all the way eastward to the San Francisco Bay. With a population of 32,026 in 2010 and an estimated 34,357 in 2019, Menlo Park is a slow growing city and for good reason. Construction projects can be slow in terms of approval for new residential units. The Menlo Park Planning Commission has passed an ordinance that requires 15% of new developments to include affordable housing. This is a good move to many of the residents near highway 101 where they sometimes have two and three families living in one house.
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Housing issues are always a big topic in this area, and according to Zillow the average home value is $2,401,700. That’s a 3.3% change from one year ago, and it’s projected to rise by 4.6% in 2020. The location is perfect for people who work for Stanford or for the Veterans Administration which is based in Palo Alto. Major employers in Menlo Park include Facebook, Electric Charging Station, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and SRI international. Facebook alone is has 12,000 employees at its Menlo Park facility. All one has to do is take a drive down Willow Road and the first thing you will see near Facebook is an army of charter busses and private security patrols.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Facebook plans on have 35,000 by 2025. In the area of crime, aeravibes.com gives Menlo Park an ‘A’ in terms of crime safety. Whether you’re moving here because of proximity to tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, or Facebook, or whether you’re in real estate and decided to cash in on the premium market available here, we encourage you to soak in the beauty of this wonderful city.