Residents still carry on the tradition today — once you drive through Lindenwood’s iron gates.

Welcome to Atherton

Luxurious lifestyle in a tony Silicon Valley town


Atherton is an oasis of calm, relaxation, and tranquility. Residents treasure the deep sense of serenity Atherton provides. Residents who wish to access fine dining and stylish shopping are just a few minutes away from Menlo Park or Palo Alto.

Atherton’s real estate is filled with lavish homes on sprawling acreage adorned with exquisitely landscaped gardens and exceptional amenities. Equestrian estates dot the rolling hills of Atherton, and championship golf courses cater to every level of play.


What to Love

  • Stunning estates and upscale amenities
  • Located in the heart of Silicon Valley 
  • Bucolic beauty and serene privacy

Local Lifestyle

Exclusive and affluent, Atherton is highly sought-after for its privacy. Neighbors here include professional athletes and tycoons of industry. Social clubs and golf courses set the scene for prestigious parties and power dinners, and the real estate here is truly fit for royalty.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Atherton residents prefer to leave the business at the town entrance; the same goes for shopping. However, Stanford Shopping Center is nearby with its upscale boutiques, including many designer shops as well as Silicon Valley classics like Apple. Close by, Stanford University is one of the nation’s most elite schools and holds countless events throughout the year.

Things to Do

Part of Atherton’s charm includes its perfectly manicured streets and quiet atmosphere. Residents here are happy to host private dinner parties at their homes or enjoy first-class dining at the country club. 


The Menlo Circus Club provides the right balance of amiability and effortless elegance, inviting guests to dine and play in style. This private club began as a family endeavor and remains one today, offering families the opportunity to spend the day playing tennis, taking riding lessons, or attending world-class events. The Menlo Charity Horse Show takes place here, along with the Menlo Polo Club events. The Menlo Country Club is a resident favorite and provides a glittering backdrop against which to socialize or indulge in a sunny round of golf.



Atherton families benefit from the top-notch schools in nearby Menlo Park. Served by the excellent Menlo Park City School District, the area boasts stellar public schools and private academies, including:



Overview for ATHERTON, CA

7,181 people live in ATHERTON, where the median age is 47.9 and the average individual income is $171,823. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for ATHERTON, CA

ATHERTON has 2,244 households, with an average household size of 2.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in ATHERTON do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,181 people call ATHERTON home. The population density is 1,431.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.92 / 50.08%

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Schools in ATHERTON, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby ATHERTON. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Encinal Elementary
K - 5th
6th - 12th
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Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion
K - 5th
Laurel Elementary
K - 5th

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