Cost of Living and Select Demographics
Menlo Park, a city in Edison, is less expensive than surrounding metropolitan areas, such as North Edison, despite similar big-city offerings. While Menlo Park's total cost per average household is $65.5K/year, North Edison's comes to $117.0K/year.
The neighborhoods of Menlo Park and Clara Barton are similar to each other both in terms of the percentage of households that have children and the average household size. In Menlo Park, the percentage of households with children is 36% and the average household size is 2.31 people per household, and in Clara Barton 32% of households have children and there are 2.36 people per household on average.
The household average income in Menlo Park is higher than that of households in Clara Barton, and more residents in Menlo Park have earned post-secondary or advanced degrees than their neighbors in Clara Barton. Its average household income is $89.9K/year while the median is $69,593. Compare this fact with Clara Barton, where the average income is $73.2K and the median is $62,249. In addition to that, more people in Menlo Park have attained a master's degree or higher.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
Take a bite out of Menlo Park's Parsonage Rd. and sample one of its many restaurants. A busy street with so much to offer, renters will enjoy spending the day among the hustle and bustle. For more information on popular areas to rent in Menlo Park, be sure to check out our apartment ratings and reviews. Our apartment finder tool will take the hassle out of hunting for the address of your dreams.
Enjoy a new ethnic food or go gastronomical adventuring in Menlo Park with over a dozen different restaurants in the area. Residents can choose from either pizza or deli snacks. On top of that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Famous Dave's and Benihana. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Take some time for yourself and (literally) work things out without going too far. Nearby health options include Caribbean Spa and Intesasanpaolo Spa. Art admirers will be pleased to know they are in good company in Menlo Park, with D2b right in the neighborhood.
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Garden Farm Market and General Nutrition Ctr are just a few of the many grocery stores in the Menlo Park area. Enjoy the aroma of La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe's freshly baked goods and stop in for a taste on Us Highway 1. Furthermore, Fenwick Group is down the street, so your sweet-tooth stomach will always have options.
Scribbles and Retail Decisions are two of the convenient retail options in Menlo Park. If access to a broad array of shopping is crucial, you should also be aware that the apartment rentals in Menlo Park are conveniently located next to shopping centers and malls, including Plaza K, located in Menlo Park. For more brand-conscious shoppers, the neighborhood has major retailers and shopping malls. One major retailer is Spencer's and there's Plaza K Shopping Ctr, a mall located on Us Highway 1.
Neighborhood Schools and Districts
The schools near the apartments in Menlo Park are Metuchen High School, Fords Middle School and Menlo Park Terrace Elementary School. Due to the fact that school district boundaries do not necessarily line up with county lines, you should contact local school district representatives for more information on exactly which schools serve the apartments for rent you are most interested.
A middle school in the Woodbridge Township School District, Fords Middle School has a low student-teacher ratio of 13-to-1.
The 16 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools in the Woodbridge Township School District have a different proportion of students to teachers along with a different student-body size than Metuchen Public Schools, with the former boasting lower ratios and fewer overall students. Woodbridge Township School District has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Metuchen Public district.