Overview for Atherton, CA

7,181 people live in Atherton, where the median age is 47.9 and the average individual income is $171,823. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47.9 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Atherton

A flourishing and extravagant community in Silicon Valley


Situated between Redwood City and Menlo Park, Atherton is a beautiful San Francisco Bay Peninsula community. This neighborhood is prestigious, with access to upscale restaurants and luxurious boutiques. Atherton is a prominent part of Silicon Valley, making it a wonderful place for technology professionals and entrepreneurs.


In part of the San Francisco metropolitan area, commuters can reach their destination in a short time, including San Francisco downtown and San Jose, in 30 minutes. Atherton originated as the main stop for the railroad system between San Francisco and San Jose.



What to Love

  • Affluent community 
  • Best restaurants and stores in the Bay area.
  • Several parks with outdoor amenities 
  • Greenery heavily incorporated into the neighborhood
  • Convenient location for commuters
  • Easy travel throughout the San Francisco Peninsula
  • Highly rated schools praised for preparing students for further education


Local Lifestyle

Locals of Atherton live in one of the crown jewels of California. This dense suburb has tons of glorious foliage throughout the streets and easy access to green spaces for outings. Atherton has amazing public and private education choices to ensure students are successful in the future. There are enough dining choices that everyone can find something to their liking.



Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

In Menlo Park beside Atherton, Oak + Violet is a farm-to-table restaurant that serves modern Californian cuisine. The roasted king mushroom and hazelnut-crusted sea bass are a few favorites from the menu. There is also a cafe with the Oak + Violet that serves specialty espresso drinks like a wildflower honey latte and a marionberry latte. 


Just up the road in Redwood City is Selby’s, which serves dishes from the SMIP Ranch, where they have a partnership. The menu entails picking an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert for a fixed price, so patrons can customize their own dining experience. Selby’s has received a Michelin star for their savory plates. The midnight chocolate cake and the limoncello mousse are must-try desserts.


Just a short drive down to Stanford is the Stanford Shopping Center. The shopping center is located on the Stanford University Campus and houses opulent stores. After guests are done with their shopping, there are tons of dining options in the center or within walking distance. 


For anyone who enjoys a good show, The Center for Performing Arts Menlo-Atherton host several performances that shouldn’t be missed. The center is home to the Silicon Valley Dance Festival, which features the best in contemporary dance. Along with music and dance, speakers and authors come to speak and inspire crowds.



Things to Do

Halloween at the Park is a great way to entertain the children for Halloween. The event is held in Holbrook-Palmer Park with games, a bouncy castle, candy, and other fun treats. The best part of the event is the costume contest which brings out a lot of creativity.


Holbrook-Palmer Park is a gorgeous place for outdoor recreation. The park contains gardens, a playground, a tennis court, and a ball field. Several annual events and shows are held at Holbrook-Palmer Park which is one of the most beautiful areas in Atherton.


In Redwood City, La Honda Winery serves a great glass of cabernet which comes from locally-grown grapes. Their private vineyards are nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where they get a perfect kiss from the Californian sun. The entire venue with its charming atmosphere can be rented for private occasions.




Atherton has access to amazing schools that are highly regarded for graduation rates and high test scores.



Around Atherton, CA

There's plenty to do around Atherton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Los Chulo's Tacos, Windhover, and Strength Side Training.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.87 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.55 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.48 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Atherton, CA

Atherton has 2,244 households, with an average household size of 2.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Atherton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,181 people call Atherton home. The population density is 1,431.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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49.92 / 50.08%

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