Atherton lies in the center of what is locally called The Peninsula, the area from San Francisco to the Silicon Valley that is part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. On average, there are 261 sunny days per year in Atherton, CA. The July high is around 83 degrees. The January low is 40. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 65 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44


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Easy Access

There are plenty of public transportation choices in the San Francisco Bay Area. From the campus, you can walk to the Caltrain station that connects with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to take you to San Francisco and beyond, or you can take a bus. Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Menlo College has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. The cars are available on the Menlo campus. Remember, it’s all about location, and at Menlo College, you are in the right spot.