Welcome to Middlefield to El Camino!
Also known as Linfield Oaks, this neighborhood is nestled between the creek to the south, Alma Street to the west, Middlefield to the east, and Ravenswood, Oak Grove, and Encinal Avenues to the north.
One of the major draws of the Middlefield to El Camino area is its peaceful suburban setting. Many families choose to call this place their home because of the great schools, fabulous parks, and quick access to Highway 101 and the Caltrain nearby.
Originally developed as an 80 acres stand alone community in the 1950s, single-family ranch style homes populate the tree-lined streets while apartments and office buildings dapple the outer borders of the neighborhood. More recently in 2007 and 2008 two newly developed communities, one on Morgan Lane and the other on Lane Woods, have arisen. The former, developed by Taylor Morrison, is a charming community of 56 single-family Victorian homes while the latter, developed by Summerhill Homes, is a quaint collective of 32 Craftsman style homes.
When looking to spend a fun afternoon out with the family, residents of Middlefield to El Camino can be found enjoying the beautiful Burgess Park with its two pools (one for kids and one for adults), baseball diamond, soccer fields, the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium, or the awesome skate park. There are also two bridges nearby that cross over the creek creating easy access to downtown Palo Alto filled with great shops and delicious restaurants.
Children living in this neighborhood attend the Encinal School- one of the top performing elementary schools in the district. 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.
If Middlefield to El Camino has any feature that may deter potential homebuyers, it’s the speed bumps. They slow down traffic rather significantly. However, this does keep vehicular congestion to a minimum and makes the neighborhood safer for kids with bikes or roller blades. Not to mention making it easier to host those potluck neighborhood block parties!