7.0 out of 10

Merrill St, Menlo Park

37.4545782301024 -122.182526137825
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"Cute, with Great Food"

Menlo Park is one of the strangest cross-section towns in the Bay Area - with areas such as Atherton (#2 wealthiest zip code in the country) adjacent to North Fair Oaks and Belle Haven (two of the POOREST neighborhoods in the Bay Area), it is certainly a melting pot of people. However, Merrill Street has the classic Silicon Valley appeal of an attractive, aesthetically pleasing street.

Adjacent to downtown, there is certainly no lack of restaurants in the pedestrian-friendly area. The nearby homes are reasonably sized single-family houses and condos, although the price per square foot is probably astronomical. Perhaps the best feature of this area is Crepes Cafe, a semi-authentic French cafe that serves some of the best of their namesake in the Bay Area. They have a fantastic brunch selection and even include a play area for children.

Another great bonus is the proximity to the CalTrain station, which is within walking distance. It certainly adds to street noise but helps if you are commuting into the city. It all depends on what you are looking for.
  • Great food
  • Close to train station
  • Safe, friendly neighborhood
  • Expensive neighborhood
  • Noise from train
  • Close to El Camino Real traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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Bayfront Expy

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Unranked Streets in Menlo Park

Kenwood Dr

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"Affordable Menlo Park"
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Newbridge St

"A Way to Get Home"
37.4743709649528 -122.159289169056

Obrien Dr

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"Best place to live"
37.4340849978919 -122.192337561942

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