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Atherton is one of the premier residential communities in the United States, with a population of around 7,000 residents and one of the highest median household incomes in the country. It’s the current or former home of a long list of notables who have made their marks in sports, technology, entertainment, music, investing and other fields.

Located in San Mateo County and considered part of the San Francisco metropolitan area, Atherton’s closest neighbor is Menlo Park, with Redwood City two miles to the northwest. It’s a close-knit community with a number of organizations dedicated to preserving a very high standard of living.

Top-flight education is a tradition in Atherton and its surrounding communities. Menlo-Atherton High School was named a 2013 California Distinguished School, and Encinal, Las Lomitas and Laurel elementary schools in Menlo Park, where many Atherton children attend school, all received Great Schools perfect 10 ratings based on test scores.

While primarily a town comprised of single-family homes, Atherton residents enjoy a wealth of activities in neighboring cities. San Francisco is a quick 40 minutes away, and America’s 10th largest city, San Jose, is just 22 miles to the southeast. For luxury living at its absolute finest and virtually everything one might wish for within an easy driving distance, Atherton is clearly the address of choice.

With one of the highest standards of living in the U.S., Atherton is a sought-after residential community you’d be proud to call home. Lush, tree-shrouded properties, a wonderful year-round climate and plenty to see and do in nearby Silicon Valley communities are just part of the appeal of this lovely town. Below is the historical sales data for Atherton.

Atherton Median Home Prices & Average Days on Market

Atherton Price Per Square Foot & Number of Sales

Atherton Active Inventory

Property data obtained from Sereno Group and its agents are not responsible for any errors in the data presented. The current year data is YTD through the last complete month. Data is updated by the 10th day of each month.

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.


Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.