Welcome to Alameda Area!
The area straddling the two sides of the Alameda De Las Pulgas, just between Central Menlo and Sharon Heights, is the strapping neighborhood of Alameda Area (also known as University Heights). Homeowners are often attracted to this area because it is unincorporated and has much more lenient building regulations than neighboring communities. Residents living in the Alameda Area are able to use the square footage of their lot to its maximum potential. This has resulted in the reconstruction of newer and grander one to two story homes. And even though the renovated or newly constructed homes are now closer together, most neighbors don’t mind as it has heightened the close-knit community of the area.
There are two other features worth mentioning that make the Alameda Area a perfect place for families. The first is the narrow tree lined streets with speed bump intervals that largely reduce traffic, making the area safer for families with young children. The second is the array of cute shops and delicious restaurants located along the Alameda, literally right outside some people’s front door!
Menlo Park City Elementary School District serves the students of Alameda Area. Children from kindergarten to grade three attend Laurel Elementary and move to Encinal Elementary School for grades four and five. Hillview Middle School enrolls students from grades six to eight and has impressively high API scores. Finally, students in high school attend Menlo Atherton High, which scores slightly lower on the APIs but has an excellent program for gifted students. Parents may also choose to send their children to one of the prestigious private schools in the area such as Sacred Heart or Menlo School.