Atherton is considered to be among the wealthiest communities in the United States.

Welcome to Atherton

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Atherton is considered to be among the wealthiest communities in the United States and is the home to many chief executive officers, venture capitalists, and founders of Silicon Valley's many high-tech companies.


  • Lindenwood
  • Middlefield to El Camino
  • El Camino to Alameda
  • Alameda to 280
Its location is ideal, with close proximity to Stanford University and Sand Hill Road, which is the home of the venture capital community. It is also conveniently located between two international airports and jet centers. Many of the most successful high-tech companies such as Apple Computer, Google, Hewlett Packard, and Facebook have located their headquarters in Silicon Valley.
The Peninsula is only 30 minutes from San Francisco and about 1.5 hours away from Napa Valley and Pebble Beach. Many of our residents enjoy the summer and winter activities in Lake Tahoe, which is only 4 hours away.
The local community of Atherton is near several prestigious private schools including Sacred Heart School, Menlo School, and Phillips Brooks School.
The town begins in the flatlands, then moves westward to the hills until it reaches Highway 280. Beautiful foliage, elegant gardens, and heritage trees dominate this quiet, small community.
Atherton is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, United States. Its population was 6,914 at the 2010 census. Forbes magazine placed the Atherton zip code of 94027 at #1 on its annual list of America’s most expensive zip codes in 2017.
There are a number of active community organizations: Atherton Heritage Association; Atherton Arts Committee; Atherton Tree Committee; Friends of the Atherton Community Library; Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation; Atherton Dames; Police Task Force; Atherton Civic Interest League. Additionally, the Menlo Circus Club is a private club in the heart of Atherton with stables and a riding ring
Four of the six most expensive sales in 2017 occurred near and in Atherton. The highest sale ever in the U.S. was the $100M property in Los Altos Hills and the fourth largest sale was the Pine Brook Estate in Atherton for $53M, which was sold by The Gullixson Team.
Atherton, California is one of the most sought-after addresses in Silicon Valley. Other notable residents include Stanford professors, professional coaches and athletes, philanthropists, famous musicians, and entertainment stars.