The neighborhood straddling Alameda de las Pulgas is alternately known as West Menlo or University Heights (also known on the MLS as County/Alameda). West Menlo is in an unincorporated area of Menlo Park, and residents rely on San Mateo County for services and local governance.

West Menlo is different from most of the other Menlo Park neighborhoods in that lot sizes are smaller, typically about 6,000 square feet, resulting in homes that are closer together. The residents’ children go to the preeminent Las Lomitas School District. Second, homes here are more affordable than those in Central Menlo. Third, the neighborhood has immediate access to shops, trails, highways, and offices.

Another lure of West Menlo is the building regulations, which are a little more lenient than Menlo Park’s guidelines. For instance, building a 2,700 square foot house with a two-car garage on a 6,000 square foot lot in this neighborhood is much more feasible than in other neighborhoods governed by the City of Menlo Park. As a result of this, West Menlo is more prone to more newly constructed homes.

  • Boundaries

    • Camino al Lago on the north
    • North Lemon Avenue on the east
    • Sand Hill Road on the south
    • Altschul Avenue on the west
  • Libraries

    • Menlo Park Library- 800 Alma Street Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Parks

    • Sharon Park- Sharon Park Drive and Lassen Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025
    • Sharon Park Hills- Valparaiso Avenue and Altschul Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Public Schools

    • Las Lomitas School (K-3),-299 Alameda de las Pulgas Atherton, CA 94027
    • La Entrada School (4-8)- 2200 Sharon Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025
    • Menlo-Atherton High School- 555 Middlefield Road Atherton, CA 94027