Charming, secure and ranked high for walk-ability, life in the Allied Arts & Downtown Menlo Park neighborhood offers a friendly, secure feeling environment and excellent schools. The shopping district is within an easy walk of most homes, as are family-friendly local parks and green spaces. Allied Arts & Downtown real estate can be a smart investment for those looking for a home, as opposed to just a place to live, and for those seeking investment-worthy rental properties. Proximity to Silicon Valley, Stanford University, and major freeways provides neighbors with an incredibly central location.
Planned For Living Well
It is the way of life that makes this neighborhood special. When building began in 1929, the founders of the Allied Arts part of the neighborhood envisioned a beautifully designed arts community, a sanctuary of sorts for artisans, artists and other creatives. Designed to inspire, this neighborhood maintains that original artsy vibe, with artisan boutiques, art studios and galleries, floral gardens and cozy cafes.
Just over the San Francisquito Creek pedestrian bridge is the Stanford Shopping Center. The Downtown part of the neighborhood features an array of authentically vintage shops, boutiques and eateries, as well as modern retailers. The local farmers market sets up nearby at Fremont Park, also the site of summer concerts and other events. Nealon Park has a playground, an off-leash dog park and a baseball field.
An important feature of life in Allied Arts & Downtown Menlo Park is how conveniently located all the essentials – and plenty of life’s luxuries – are to neighborhood residents. Aside from the farmers market, there is also a supermarket, fine and casual dining, and shopping within easy walking and biking distance. For longer trips, public transportation is conveniently close. Not only does this reflect a small town past, but also represents modern efforts toward more environmentally-friendly urban planning.
Great Investment Potential Exists in Menlo Park
Residential Allied Arts & Downtown Menlo Park real estate features a wide selection of homes at various price points, ranging from cottages and bungalows to spacious luxury homes. Its proximity to Silicon Valley, Stanford University, San Francisco and other professional enclaves make this neighborhood quite desirable. Investing in a home in this neighborhood is likely to yield a significant return in years to come for the savvy investor with an eye for a great bargain.
This is especially true for those investing in Menlo Park real estate with an eye on rental properties. The Allied Arts & Downtown neighborhood is the sort of place both buyers and renters want to call home. Investors with rental properties have a great opportunity to encounter quality tenants hoping to settle into the neighborhood for the long-term.
Professional Property Management is Key
Using Silicon Valley Property Management Group to vet those prospective tenants and handle the other assorted details of rental property management can help make that sort of investment virtually painless. Contact us to learn more about the types of property management services that can make investing in Allied Arts & Downtown Menlo Park real estate work for you.
David currently is the broker/owner of Silicon Valley Property Management Group (SVPMG) which manages 150+ client properties on the San Francisco Peninsula.Trust, transparency, and performance guarantees are the foundation of SVPMG. David challenges anyone to find a PM company that offers services similar to the extensive education, customer service, and performance guarantees provided by SVPMG.
David also provides consulting for his clients on property development feasibility, construction, and complex real estate transactions.
David has authored a published law review article, two real estate books, and over 120 real estate blog articles.
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