Each neighborhood has its own story.
Palo Alto has about three dozen neighborhoods, with distinct names, layouts and vibes.
Yet across them all, their residents often use the same words to describe their chosen homes. Whether it's Palo Alto Hills or Fairmeadow, residents describe their neighborhoods as "serene," tight knit," and "friendly."
Menlo Park now offers a suburban enclave with many urban amenities: from a vibrant downtown and strong public school district to plenty of parks and recreational facilities.
The privacy gained by lots of at least one acre, winding streets with mature trees, gracious mansions set well back from the curbless streets -- this is Atherton today.