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While not as well-known as other Atherton neighborhoods, Atherton Oaks is no less desirable to potential buyers seeking spacious homes, sylvan settings, and great schools. Many houses in this neighborhood are single-story Ranch homes centered on parcels of an acre or more. However, sprinkled among the various lanes are grand old manors from the days when estates located near the Fair Oaks train station were highly desired by San Francisco’s oldest families.

While Atherton now requires its homes to possess parcels of one acre or more, there are legacy homes in this neighborhood on smaller lots. Consequently, the neighborhood’s property values naturally fall into two segments: (1) homes on parcels that are smaller than 30,000 square feet, and (2) homes on parcels that are larger than 30,000 square feet.

As always, location drives the sales prices in Atherton Oaks. The most valuable properties are situated at the end of the wooded cul-de-sacs off Fair Oaks Lane, such as Virginia and Mount Vernon Lanes. Homes closer to busier streets or the Caltrain tracks often sell for about fifteen percent less than those in more interior locations. Nevertheless, they still offer Atherton’s quintessential blend of spacious floorplans, heritage trees, and manicured grounds.

Children in Atherton Oaks attend Encinal Elementary School, located within the neighborhood and part of the Menlo Park City Elementary School District (MPCSD). Once in sixth grade, the children are moved on to MPCSD’s Hillview Middle School. In high school, students attend Menlo-Atherton High School, which boasts an excellent Advanced Placement program. Some families also choose to send their children to one of the many prestigious private schools within Atherton, including Sacred Heart and the Menlo School.

Verdant and spacious Holbrook Palmer Park is found in this neighborhood. A private estate until 1968, this park now features historic buildings, tennis courts, a nursery school, and a baseball diamond, all accessible to the public. In addition, the Fair Oaks Caltrain station is a few blocks away on the edge of this district, as are Atherton’s library, post office, and town hall. Located just minutes from the diverse activities offered by Stanford University, this neighborhood is also near several private clubs offering social opportunities, swimming, golf, tennis, riding facilities, and polo grounds.

While there is some new construction, the neighborhood’s proximity to rapidly appreciating Lindenwood makes it a relative value. This is balanced by the fact that there is a bit less of a community ambience than Lindenwood; however, with its spacious properties and access to great schools, Atherton Oaks is an exceptional place to call home.

  • Boundaries

    • Stockbridge Ave. on the north
    • Alameda de las Pulgas on the east
    • Walsh Road on the south
    • Moore Road on the west
  • Libraries

    • Atherton Library- 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane Atherton, CA 94027
  • Parks

    • Holbrook-Palmer Park- 150 Watkins Avenue Atherton, CA 94027
  • Public Schools

    • Las Lomitas School (K-5)- 299 Alameda de las Pulgas Atherton, CA, 94027
    • La Entrada School (6-8)- 2200 Sharon Road Menlo Park, CA 94025
    • Menlo-Atherton High School- 555 Middlefield Road Atherton, CA 94027

    Many Atherton residents opt to send their children to private schools, including St. Joseph Elementary, The Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep, Phillips Brooks School, and St. Raymond’s.

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© 2019 MLSListings Inc. All rights reserved.
The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the MLSListings™ MLS system. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than DeLeon Realty are marked with the IDX icon (a stylized house inside a circle) and detailed information about them includes the names of the listing brokers and listing agents. Based on information from MLSListings MLS as of the date shown below. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. Some properties appearing for sale on this website may subsequently have sold and may no longer be available.
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