Menlo Park is one of the most educated cities in the State of Californian and the United States with nearly 70% of its residents having earned a degree. Menlo Park is at the eastern edge of San Mateo County. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay to the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks and Redwood City to the west.
Founded by two Irish immigrants in the 1850s. The name Menlo Park is derived from the owners former home of Menlo in County Galway, Ireland and is an Anglicized version of the original Irish name of the place, Mionloch, meaning, “middle lake”.
The town grew up around the train station established in 1867, becoming a popular home for San Francisco businessmen.