Welcome to Lindenwood!
When one drives by the regal gates of Lindenwood, the backdrop of vivacious greenery bestowing ample shade along the spacious streets is nothing less than inviting.
Lindenwood acquired its name from the Linden Towers, built by James C. Ford (also known as the Silver King of Cornstock Lode) in the 1800s. The Towers were a 600-acre, 44-room estate that has since been developed into Lindenwood with just over 400 homes inhabiting its luscious grounds. The neighborhood still possesses trinkets of the extravagant Linden Towers with fountains, streetlights, and statues sprinkled throughout its streets. These features definitely lend themselves to the preserved historic and cultured feel of Lindenwood!
As a gated community, there’s practically no traffic on its meandering, scenic streets making it the ideal location for active runners, walkers, and cyclists alike. Most properties in this area are located on parcels of about one acre. The array of homes range from ranch-style homes to Eichler-style architecture made popular in the 50s and 60s. Recently there’s been a surge of rebuilding and replacing older structures with multi-million dollar mansions, complete with full basements. Today, one can find gorgeous Tuscan villas and French Chateaux-style homes adding to the architectural diversity of Lindenwood. Thankfully, each lot is expansive enough to preserve the iconic character of the neighborhood despite the renovations and expansions.
A compelling component of the Lindenwood community is the Lindenwood Homes Association. Many of the residents are heavily involved and address community issues as well as maintain the grounds of their beloved neighborhood. Not to mention organizing both formal and informal get-togethers like the annual fall meeting, young family coffee dates, and cocktail parties! The Menlo Park City School District and the Sequoia Union High School District are the two school districts that serve this community. Both maintain high scores with Menlo-Atherton High School named one of the Top 100 public high schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine.
Lindenwood’s exterior offers a private retreat while its interior hosts a thriving community home to both newcomers and time-honored residents alike.