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Real Estate - April 29, 2016

At the crossroads

Monroe Park's community identity comes from its borders

by Melissa McKenzie

As a tight-knit community along the border of Los Altos, the Monroe Park neighborhood, located on the edge of South Palo Alto between Adobe Creek, El Camino Real and Del Medio and Silva avenues, keeps close despite the city's ever-changing urban landscape.

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Melissa McKenzie is a freelance writer. She can be emailed at FACTS CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOLS (NEARBY): Children's Corner, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos; Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto; Preschool Family, 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto; Tiny Tots Preschool, 647 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos FIRE STATION: No. 5, 600 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto LIBRARY: Mitchell Park branch, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto LOCATION: bounded by Adobe Creek, El Camino Real and Mountain View borders (near Silva Avenue) NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: Monroe Park Neighborhood Association, Linnea Wickstrom, president, PARKS: Monroe Park, Monroe Drive and Miller Avenue; Robles Park, on Park Blvd. between Meadow Drive and Tennessee Lane POST OFFICE: Cambridge, 265 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Los Altos School District -- Santa Rita Elementary School, Egan Junior High School; Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District -- Los Altos High School; Santa Clara County Office of Education -- Bullis Charter School (K-8) SHOPPING: San Antonio Shopping Center, Mountain View; California Avenue, Palo Alto


Posted by parent
a resident of Monroe Park
on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

What is the safest bicycle route from Monroe Park to downtown Los Altos. I see some families biking on San Antonio or El Camino. There has to be a better way, but what is it?

Posted by Resident
a resident of Monroe Park
on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Tske Monroe to the bike path through to Cesano Ct, follow Cesano to the light at El Camino, cross El Camino to Los Altos Ave.. go up Los Altos Ave past Santa Rita School.

Los Altos Ave turns into 1st Street after the Edith Ave intersection. A left turn on Edith leads to the San Antonio/Main/State Street intersection near Wells Fargo, ie. lower downtown. Staying on 1st street leads to Safeway, etc.

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