8.1 out of 10

Felton Gables

37.4624101776361 -122.188699424973
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Too good to be true"

Nestled within the affluent community quarters of Menlo Park, Felton Gables doesn’t disappoint. Its pricey and extremely isolated suburban quarters makes it a perfect family-friendly environment for those who can afford it. The area is also one of the smallest neighborhoods in the city, only encompassing two streets (spanning less than 0.1 square mile). With such intimate quarters, everyone seems to know each other.

Felton Gables aesthetic appeal is firmly fixed within the upper middle-class. The area is saturated with large, dazzling homes, mostly two stories in size and plotted on perfect green landscaping and well-manicured properties. These houses are a bit on the old side, mostly built between 1930-50, but its Craftsman and Midwestern make it nice to look at. If you’re traveling through the district, you’ll be met with skinny neighborhood roads, luxury cars parked in driveways, trimmed bushes popping up on sizable (sometimes elaborate) properties. For numbers sake, the asking price for homes are around $1.6 million, while the typical household tops $100,000 in annual salary. If you get in, you’ll be one of the lucky ones.

A couple enjoyable features about Felton Gables is that it provides the exclusivity of a gated community (with a population of under 400). In fact, no thru traffic goes through the neighborhood because it’s just one big roundabout. There is also a nice community park situated along Holbrook-Palmer Park and hosts a couple garden ceremonies and receptions every once in awhile. Elsewhere, Encinal Elementary School skirts the northern edge of the community and has garnered a 5-out-of-5 stars on greatschools.org.
Pros
  • Homes That Wow
  • Picturesque Street
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Expensive (I Assume)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Storybook Homes"

I sometimes go jogging through this neighborhood just to check out the amazing houses here. This little nook of neighborhood is just amazing, with a number of large cottages in varying styles—from Tudors with long front yards with U-shaped driveways to quaint houses with brick walkways and dormer windows.

I have no idea what the homes here cost—but I imagine they must be a small fortune.

One of the my favorite parts of this neighborhood is how you sometimes get a tree growing right out of the middle of the street without any big todo about it. Just beautiful!
Pros
  • Homes That Wow
  • Picturesque Street
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Expensive (I Assume)
  • Not Sure about Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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