Atherton is a small town located in between Redwood City and Menlo Park. It's streets are lined with Oak trees that often hide large estates nestled on acres of land. Atherton is scenic, and rural with thickly-wooded residential areas. There is an abundance of open space and streets are designed primarily as scenic routes rather than for speed of travel. There are eleven schools in Atherton both private and public. There are also a number of community organizations including:The Atherton Heritage Association, the Atherton Arts Committee, The Atherton Tree Committee, the Friends of Atherton Community Library, the Holbrrok-Palmer Park Foundation, the Police Task Force, and the Atherton Civic interest League.
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