Location, Location, Location
Work and Play on the Bay
Menlo College is midway between San Francisco and San Jose in Atherton, California, on the San Francisco Peninsula. The towns of Menlo Park and Palo Alto are within walking distance, and are known for their tree-lined streets featuring distinctive boutiques, shops, and out-standing eateries that serve cuisine to suit any taste. Also nearby is the Stanford Shopping Center, an upscale open-air mall. Coastal areas with beaches and other outdoor recreation facilities are also easily accessible from the Menlo College campus. And of course the area is renowned for its weather: the summer months are almost invariably warm and dry – frequently in the low eighties with cooler evenings.
The Silicon Valley is located within the southern reaches of the Bay Area, and is home to most of the technology-industry leaders, including Google, Yahoo!, eBay, Facebook, Cisco, Apple, Oracle, Marvell, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard. Largely a result of the high technology sector, the area has the most millionaires and the most billionaires in the United States per capita (click on the interactive map to see the concentration of companies near Menlo College).
Just a half hour north from Atherton, San Francisco is renowned for its natural beauty, entrepreneurship, and diversity. One of the world’s top tourist destinations, Visitors enjoy the Pacific Ocean, Fisherman’s Wharf, the charming hilly streets, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district. The San Francisco Giants, the San Francisco 49er’s, the performing arts, Golden Gate Park and The Museum of Modern Art offer an array of entertainment possibilities.
The natural beauty of the outdoors in Northern California is an absolute wonderland. State parks and open space offer outdoor enthusiasts countless ways to experience nature at its best. North of the Golden Gate Bridge is Muir Woods National Monument, an old-growth coastal redwood forest, amazing beaches such as the Point Reyes National Seashore, and hiking trails galore. California's famous Wine Country is also in the area, home to hundreds of vineyards and wineries. Also nearby are breathtaking open space preserves such as Henry W Coe State Park, Big Basin Redwood State Park, and Castle Rock State Park.
Menlo College is located in Atherton, a scenic, wooded residential area with expansive quiet streets perfect for walks and jogging. Exclusive estates, elegant gardens and heritage trees dominate this quiet small community of approximately 7,000 residents. In September 2010, Forbes magazine placed Atherton's zip code of 94027 at #2 on its annual list of America's most expensive zip codes. With a median home price of $4,010,200, Atherton is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. This bucolic town is also one of the safest neighborhoods in the U.S.