Menlo Park, “City of Parks”, is known for beautiful, tree-lined streets and home to a diverse range of well-educated residents who are actively involved in community life. Young families enjoy excellent public and private schools. Professionals have easy access to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Everyone enjoys the 13 parks and numerous recreational facilities. And rich arts and cultural activities are close by. Menlo Park is home to outstanding quality of life. Menlo Park’s residents reflect a range of backgrounds and interests who tend to be well-educated and actively engaged in community life. Its many young families are served by excellent public and private schools. The city’s close proximity to Stanford University and Menlo College provide a multitude of academic, cultural, and athletic event opportunities. The arts and leisure activities of the major urban areas of San Francisco and San Jose are close by. These and many other amenities contribute to Menlo Park’s outstanding quality of life.
Palo Alto has also served as an incubator and as headquarters to several other prominent high-technology companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Pinterest, and PayPal. Palo Alto serves as a central economic focal point of the Silicon Valley, and is home to more than 7,000 businesses employing more than 98,000 people. Many prominent technology firms reside in the Stanford Research Park on Page Mill Road, while nearby Sand Hill Road in the adjacent city of Menlo Park is a notable hub of venture capitalists. Palo Alto, north of Oregon Expressway, is filled with older homes, including Craftsman and California Colonials, some of which date back to the 1890s but most of which were built in the first four decades of the 20th century. Home of the Stanford Cardinals, Palo Alto residents rally around their community and local sports teams.
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