Menlo Park is a town at the eastern edge of San Mateo County. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west. Menlo Park is one of the most educated cities in the state of California and the United States, with nearly 70% of its residents having earned an advanced degree.
Menlo Park had 32,026 inhabitants according to the 2010 United States Census. In addition, Menlo Park was ranked in the top 15 US cities in CNN’s “Best Places for the Rich and Single” to live.
The 1867 station building still stands on the platform of the current Caltrain station, used by the local Chamber of Commerce. The town of Menlo Park grew up around this station, becoming a popular home for San Francisco businessmen. Menlo Park is also famous as a US Financial Center for Venture Capital. Like the Wall Street of Venture Capital, Menlo Park contains a high density of Venture Capital firms that are situated along Sand Hill Road, the main thoroughfare that connects I-280 and El Camino Real.