Menlo Park is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 33,661. Menlo Park is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Menlo Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Menlo Park there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Menlo Park and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Menlo Park are highly rated.
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I have lived here for only 15 months and I can say it is one of my favorite towns even after living in sunny San Diego for seven years. People here are so friendly and welcoming to the area, my neighbors, my coworkers and clients. It is always very clean and easy to move around in. It is always secured by police, firefighters and security volunteers. There is a variety in citizen ages, ethnicities and religions therefore it is never an issue expressing my latin and catholic culture with others even though we have different beliefs. I rate it a 4 and not a 5 star because it does not have many restaurants or coffee places to go late night if I need a late night study session but that is all I can complain about. I do not need any crazy party place, I actually enjoy the tranquility and if I feel like going out there is always The City not too far from here!
Overall Menlo Park is a great city to raise a child, grow up and spend your adolescence. The public schools are very vigorous and only expect and give the best to their students. Since this is a very well fortuned neighborhood the public schools have a lot of funding, which gives an overall better experience and more resources to its students. The safety is outstanding as well. There are cops at every corner and since the danger is at a low the police do not have much to do except watch over the town. Menlo Park is filled with families so it is very family-friendly. However, you will find the occasional apartment buildings filled Facebook workers who do not always enjoy the loud kids. This city is not very diverse as it is mostly populated by White-Americans. Menlo Park is definitely not at all affordable for the average family. However, if you get the chance to live there you will not be sorry.
It's a very safe city with lots of trees which make the air smell nice and fresh. Everyone here, in my opinion, is very nice and social!