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Unincorporated Menlo Oaks – Great Investment Potential

Written by David Roberson, Esq. on . Posted in Landlords, Menlo Park, Non-Owner Occupied Properties, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing


AA MP MO 1Located near Atherton, the Menlo Oaks neighborhood of Menlo Park is made up of three small, close-knit sections. These are Menlo Oaks, Vintage Oaks and South of Seminary. Home lots on the narrow, tree-shaded streets that make up this neighborhood tend to be large. A paradise for families raising children, houses in Menlo Oaks make great investment properties. There’s another advantage for those investing in this neighborhood. It is unincorporated so there’s more regulatory flexibility than is found in some of the other more tightly controlled neighborhoods.  Driving down the streets of these neighborhoods one is hard pressed to find the same design or construction giving a unique fabric and feel in this Silicon Valley locale.

AA MP MO 2South of Seminary

Located near St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, this section of Menlo Oaks is quiet and peaceful, qualities that rank high among the reasons to live in Menlo Oaks. The homes here are mostly one-story, single-family homes originally constructed during the 1940s and 50s. The lots tend to be smaller in this part of the neighborhood, which is just two blocks wide. There’s less vehicle traffic here, but some foot traffic, as the gorgeous, mature oak, walnut and redwood trees attract those who enjoy walking. On the outer rim of this part of the neighborhood, there are also some apartments and office buildings.

AA MP MO 4Vintage Oaks

This development is situated on about 46 acres wrapped neatly around South of Seminary. The homes and lots here are a bit larger and, since Vintage Oaks was begun in the 1990s, this part of the Menlo Oaks neighborhood has more modern homes than the other sections do. It also has a more upscale suburban feel to it, attracting young professionals to its carefully planned, orderly streets. Investors considering rental properties in this area can look forward to reliable tenants and a low risk of significant property damage, especially when using Silicon Valley property management services to screen tenants.

Menlo Oaks

The streets that make up this section of the neighborhood have no sidewalks, with few streetlights around to diminish the rural feel of a Menlo Oaks evening. Homes in the Menlo Oaks real estate market vary widely between the ranch-style homes that originally made up the neighborhood to the luxury mansions built during the past decade. Overall, this is a family neighborhood, with proximity to excellent public and private schools, attracting parents dedicated to maintaining a child-friendly air to the neighborhood. The annual Halloween festivities are not to be missed.

AA MP MO 3Invest in the Future

This is a tight-knit, cohesive neighborhood that is conscious of what it takes to preserve the quality of life residents enjoy here. That is an important part of why houses in Menlo Oaks make great investment properties. This is a neighborhood committed not just to life in the present, but also the future. Contact us to learn more about how professional Silicon Valley property management services can help maintain the value of investment properties while supporting their income producing potentials.

David Roberson, Esq.

David Roberson, Esq.

David is a licensed real estate attorney, a licensed real estate broker, and has been involved in the real estate business since he graduated from college in 1986. David has personally been involved in hundreds of real estate transactions, has personally inspected over 2,500 residential properties, 12 million square feet of new commercial construction, and is an expert in 12 separate building code categories. David and his wife Shelly have owned a personal portfolio of investment properties in several states including the bay area since 1998. 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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