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Stanford Hills Neighborhood —A quiet, secluded neighborhood surrounded by open space
Touted as “Menlo Park’s best kept secret,” the Stanford Hills neighborhood is a hidden oasis of rural serenity amongst the hustle and bustle of the San Francisco Bay Area surrounding it. Located between Sand Hill Road, Alpine Road and Stanford Hills Park, with only one access road to the neighborhood, Stanford Hills is tranquil within but otherwise conveniently located, making it a favorite spot for Stanford faculty and alumni to settle down.
Stanford Hills Neighborhood Real Estate Insider
Few homes have been sold in Stanford Hills in recent years with the median home in 2005 priced at $1,376,500. Homes were originally developed by the likes of David Day and James Aced, but today, many houses have undergone renovations and re-landscaping. However, the integrity of the neighborhood has been maintained and the construction of “McMansions” which are prevalent in other areas of San Mateo County has been stemmed.
Many of the homes have gates in the fences opening up to the hills, which are mostly dotted with grazing “Oreo cows,” affectionately dubbed by the residents for their black and white markings. Neighbors also gather at Stanford Hills Park, where youth can play basketball and football and others can stroll, bike or walk dogs. Residents also gather for a Labor Day barbecue and a holiday party in December.
The neighborhood association (Stanford Hills Homeowners’ Asscoiation) also addresses community concerns, such as the proposed widening of the Sand Hill Road and concerns involving park development.
Shopping is available at the nearby Sharon Heights Shops and residents can easily walk or bike to sporting events at Stanford University.
Stanford Hills Neighborhood School Information
Stanford Hills, though located in Menlo Park, is served by the Las Lomitas School District, specifically, Las Lomitas School and La Entrada School, both of which score very well on the API. Afterwards, students will attend Menlo-Atherton High School, which was ranked as one of the top 100 public schools in the United States by Newsweek Magazine.