Welcome to Sharon Heights/Stanford Hills!
Residents of this neighborhood can sum up in three words why it’s one of the Menlo Park’s most desirable: privacy, accessibility, and outdoor amenities. All right, four words.
Sharon Heights is nestled in between the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club (its namesake) in the north and west and Sand Hill Road to the south. Meanwhile Santa Cruz Avenue makes up the area’s eastern border. Most homes here are single family ranchers built in the 1960s sitting neatly on quarter acre lots. However, in recent years there’s been a lot of new construction as homeowners remodel, build, and re landscape. These newer two story homes boast gorgeous vistas of the bay area.
There are many elements that aid in creating Sharon Height’s opulent atmosphere. First and foremost are the streets, canopied by lush foliage, that wind around the hills Sharon Heights is built upon. The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club is also a crowning feature of the neighborhood with its reputable golf, dining and recreational facilities. Moreover the amount of opens space available in this area is invaluable, particularly at Sharon Park. Residents cannot say enough about this park with its large man made pond complete with fountain centerpiece, rolling lawns, and ample shady oaks and willow trees. The wide paved path around the pond provides plenty of room for bikes, trikes, and scooters. And kids will have a blast spotting all the colorful koi. There’s also a small well-maintained play structure for young children and scenic trails for all.
Despite the spaciousness and idyllic privacy Sharon Heights offers, it’s also conveniently close to offices and shopping areas, like the Sharon Heights Shopping Center, as well as Highway 280 for commuters. The Shopping Center also has a great variety of retailers as well as several delectable restaurants.
Like with any neighborhood, Sharon Heights has a downside or two. Firstly, the downtown is only accessible by vehicle. Secondly, the area has experienced some soil erosion issues and buyers should keep this in mind when considering building. However, not every property faces this issue.
Found between Sand Hill Road, Alpine Road, and Stanford Hills Park is one of Menlo Park’s best kept secrets: Stanford Hills. This neighborhood emulates rural serenity at its finest. This small pocket of paradise is made up of 78 homes and accessible by one road only. This cuts down vehicular traffic and emphasizes the peaceful tranquility of the area. Stanford Hills also has a fantastic sense of community with its own social committee.
Both Sharon Heights and Stanford Hills are served by Las Lomitas School District. Initially students attend Las Lomitas School from kindergarten to grade three then on to La Entrada School for grades four to eight. Both have reputable API scores. Afterwards, students continue on to Menlo-Atherton High School.