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Town of Atherton

San Mateo County, California

Atherton City Hall is located at 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027
Phone: 650-752-0500.

Town of Atherton Photo

Photo: Watkins-Carlan House, 98 Alejandra Avenue, Atherton, CA. Photographed by User:Sanfranman59 (own work), 2011, [cc-by-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2019.


Incorporated in 1923, the town is named for Faxon D. Atherton, a trader who came from Massachusetts and purchased more than 600 acres here in 1860.

Atherton in 2019 topped most lists and reviews as being the richest town in the U.S., the average resident's income reported to be near hald-a-million dollars. The town is totally residential, with no commercial tax base to contribute to operations.

Nearby Towns: Menlo Park City • Palo Alto City •