Welcome to Atherton
Prestigious private community with exceptional homes.
Atherton is an affluent Silicon Valley community with one of the world’s most expensive zip codes. Large lots of at least one acre in size are hidden behind towering oaks and redwoods, offering an impeccable sense of privacy and seclusion. Atherton’s stately and manicured properties include some of the world’s most incredible homes. The community’s exceptional real estate includes elegant country estates, sprawling villas, and breathtaking contemporary architecture with all manner of luxury amenities.
This prestigious community is exceptionally peaceful with no streetlights or sidewalks and little in the way of commercial development. Selby’s Restaurant
is one of the very few businesses within Atherton. Selby’s opened in 2019 as a sister restaurant to the revered Michelin-starred Village Pub in nearby Woodside. Selby’s is modeled after the glamorous Hollywood restaurants of the 1930s and 1940s with a menu of upscale specialties, including lobster Newburg, Black Label burgers, dry-aged ducks, prime-aged steaks, and flambé desserts prepared tableside. Selby’s boasts one of the world’s most impressive wine lists, spanning as many as 4,000 varieties with an emphasis on rare French, Italian, Spanish, and Californian vintages. The bar also has an impressive selection of rare scotch and bourbon. Atherton is within easy reach of many high-end shopping and dining options in the neighboring communities of Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto.
Atherton offers residents an idyllic country lifestyle with an emphasis on equestrian pursuits. Menlo Circus Club
offers blacksmithing, stables, and veterinary bays, as well as outstanding tennis and swimming facilities. Menlo Circus Club provides expert riding lessons and tennis instruction. A variety of galas, tennis tournaments, and polo matches are held at Menlo Circus Club throughout the year. The club’s signature annual event is the six-day Menlo Charity Horse Show, widely regarded as one of the premier horse shows in the United States. 22-acre Holbrook Palmer Park
has tennis courts, playgrounds, a ball field, and beautifully-landscaped gardens.
Atherton has two exceptional private college preparatory schools, Menlo School
and Sacred Heart