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Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley is located within the southern reaches of the Bay Area. Silicon Valley covers San Jose and several cities of the South Bay. The Valley is home to many of the industry leaders in technology such as Google, Yahoo!, eBay, Facebook, Cisco, Apple, Oracle, Marvell, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard. The region is second in the nation in the concentration of Fortune 500 companies, after New York. Largely a result of the high technology sector, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area has the most millionaires and the most billionaires in the United States per capita. It is home to many sports teams both amateur and professional, such as the San Jose Sharks of the NHL, and the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS.

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San Francisco

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.

Northern California

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, the region's northern counties encompass California's famous Wine Country, home to hundreds of vineyards and wineries. In the North Bay, there is Muir Woods National Monument, an old-growth coastal redwood forest, amazing beaches such as the Point Reyes National Seashore, and hiking trails galore. In the South Bay, there 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.