Welcome to Suburban Park/Flood Triangle
Epic celebrations and an unmatched sense of community
Just three miles from Facebook‘s bayfront headquarters, the Suburban Park/Flood Triangle neighborhood is walkable, across the freeway from several dining options, and close to convenient shopping plazas. Single-family homes are more affordable than those in other nearby communities, while friendly neighbors frequently gather to celebrate holidays, changing seasons, and any spontaneous chance to come together.
Fresh Mexican fare prepared with local California ingredients is the specialty of Los Gallos Taqueria. An extensive outdoor patio is covered and heated, making this a great gathering spot year-round. A self-serve salsa bar and freshly made tortilla chips pair well with an impressive bar boasting a wide selection of cervezas, tequilas, and other liqueurs to create ice-cold margaritas that are perfect on those toasty summer days. To top off your meal, head over to Eva Sweets. Indulgent, European-style pastries have been a neighborhood staple since 2005. In addition to these delectable bites, Eva Sweets creates thoughtful gifts for every occasion consisting of cookie boxes, brownie pairings, and more customizable options. Other specialty items are found at Delucchi’s Market, a neighborhood favorite since 2014. So much more than a simple mom-and-pop grocery store, Delucchi’s offers a quality selection of meats, produce, wine, and healthier items. In addition to a plentiful selection of artisan food items, the deli makes quick and fresh sandwiches for those on the go.
The Suburban Park Block Party is a much-anticipated community tradition. An annual street dance, barbecue and potluck, homemade pies and cookies, and live music make for one festive celebration of community, camaraderie, and friendly neighbors. Similarly, Menlo Summer Fest is a midsummer celebration of live music and an endless offering of crafts, food, and fair games, all paying tribute to the easygoing California lifestyle best lived under the bright sunshine. Also taking place under the iconic California sunshine is the Palo Alto Chili Cook-Off and Summer Festival. Since 1985, it has been a local Fourth of July tradition. This event crowns a chili champion each year and is family-friendly, thanks to a special kiddie zone. Other festive holiday happenings include the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, the third-largest Turkey Trot in the nation, visits with Santa, the annual Easter Bunny meet-and-greet and egg hunt, and the epic Halloween Hoopla Parade and Trick or Treat.
Local schools within the Menlo Park City School District enjoy low student-teacher ratios, high state testing scores, and are the winners of several awards. One shining example is Encinal Elementary School, a California Distinguished School Award winner, for its outstanding educational programs, creativity, and classes. Encinal is also a California Gold Ribbon School and recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School Award.