Menlo Park is a quiet yet vibrant city of pleasant, tree-lined neighborhoods and friendly people. Situated on “The Peninsula” in San Mateo County, Menlo Park is conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose. Menlo Park prides itself as a city with old-fashioned values in the center of Silicon Valley. Located on the San Francisco Peninsula and bordered by Atherton and Palo Alto, Menlo Park’s picturesque downtown shops are complemented by attractive residential areas. The city covers 19 square miles. The main street in downtown Menlo Park is Santa Cruz Avenue, with the Menlo Center situated at its intersection with El Camino Real. The Menlo Park Civic Center is bounded by Ravenswood Avenue, Alma Street, Laurel Street and Burgess Drive. It contains the council offices, library, police station and Burgess Park which has various recreational facilities. Some of the major employers include Facebook, Boise Cascade, SRI International, and Sunset Magazine. Also, Menlo Park is the home to many Silicon Valley venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road. Menlo Park boasts some of the highest testing schools in the state, including the Los Lomitas and Menlo Park Unified school districts. Attractive residential neighborhoods ranging from quaint bungalows to convenient cluster homes and new executive style housing. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCHOOLS.