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Atherton neighborhoods

 

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The privacy gained by lots of at least one acre, winding streets with mature trees, gracious mansions set well back from the curbless streets -- this is Atherton today.

Once part of a Spanish rancho, the town was incorporated in 1923. One of its first rules was to ensure that lots would not be subdivided into parcels smaller than an acre. With a few exceptions -- primarily former San Mateo County streets acquired through annexation -- that remains the rule today.

A few of the early homes remain, including three built by Timothy Hopkins for his daughters between 1901 and 1908 on Parkwood Drive, Altree Court and Lowery Drive.

FACTS

2016-17 TOWN OPERATING BUDGET: $12 million

POPULATION: 7,167

MEDIAN AGE: 47.6 years

HOUSEHOLDS: 2,518

HOMEOWNERS: 90.8 percent

2016 MEDIAN HOME VALUE: $6.36 million

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Atherton Neighborhoods:

Lindenwood

Atherton Oaks

Lloyden Park

West Atherton

West of Alameda

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