(Note that Altschul Avenue is one-way towards Avy and Sand Hill Road, in our neighbourhood.)
From I-280: Exit eastbound onto Sand Hill Road, going downhill 1.5 mile to turn left (logical north) at the first major intersection, onto Santa Cruz Avenue. After two long blocks at the first traffic light, bear left (still logical north) onto Alameda de las Pulgas. In four blocks (1/8 mile) you will cross Avy Avenue, which has a Chevron station and Starbuck's. Proceed two more blocks to turn left (logical west) onto Ashton Avenue, climbing up one block to turn left (logical south) onto Altschul Ave. 1105 Altschul is on the right, near the next cross-street (Gordon Ave.).
From US-101: Exit westbound onto Marsh Road, turning left (logical south) when Marsh Road ends after 1 mile, onto Middlefield Road. Go 1/2 mile, past Watkins Ave., Lane Place, Prior Lane, Encinal Ave. (note schoolyard), and Surrey Lane to turn right (logical west) onto Glenwood Ave. In one mile, Glenwood crosses El Camino Real at a traffic light, becoming Valparaiso Ave.
Proceed 2 miles, one long block past the traffic light at Alameda de las Pulgas (fire station on the corner), to turn left (logical south) onto Altschul Ave. (That intersection lacks street signs, but you'll see "Sharon Hills Park" on the far-right corner.) Proceed four blocks (1/8 mile) to 1105 Altschul Ave., on your right near the corner of Gordon Avenue.
By CalTrain: Exit at Menlo Park station, then either take a SamTrans or Stanford Marguerite shuttle bus if available (as described below, or walk 2 miles logical west along Santa Cruz Avenue. After 1.8 miles, you'll see a graveyard on the left. Just after that, Santa Cruz Avenue turns half-left (south): Ignore that turn, proceeding straight onto Avy Avenue. Proceed five blocks (crossing Alameda de las Pulgas) to turn right (logical north) onto Altschul Avenue. 1105 Altschul will be on your left at the end of the block.
By SamTrans bus: Bus routes 295 San Mateo - Menlo Park Caltrain Feeder and 83 Sharon Heights - Marsh Manor. Valley/Woodside/Skylonda, pass nearby. On route 295, signal the driver to exit at the corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas. Walk six short blocks along Alameda de las Pulgas to turn left (logical west) onto Avy Avenue. Walk uphill one block to turn right (logical north) onto Altschul Avenue. 1105 Altschul is on your left, at the end of the block. Beware that the last northbound route 295 bus leaves Menlo Park CalTrain at 6:54 PM, crossing Alameda de las Pulgas around 7:00 PM. On route 83, signal the driver to exit at the corner of White Oak and Oak Knoll. Walk one block back (NW) along Oak Knoll to the corner with Oakdell, and turn left (W) up the short two-block connector past Stanford Ave. to Santa. Cross Santa Cruz Ave. and dogleg slightly to the right, then continue (SW) onto Sharon Road, going four blocks past Cloud, Lucky, and Alameda de las Pulgas to turn right (NW) onto Altschul Ave. Continue three blocks to the corner of Gordon Ave. 1105 Altschul is immediately ahead. Beware that the southbound route 83 bus leaves downtown Menlo Park (near CalTrain) at 8:13 AM only, reaching Oak Knoll / White Oak at 8:34 AM.
Both bus routes run weekdays only, alas.
Bus route 85 Portola / Woodside / Skylonda (likewise weekday-only) passes nearby and might have relevant stops in the area: Ask the driver or SamTrans information desk.
By Stanford University Marguerite shuttle bus: Route M (Menlo Line) passes nearby. Ask the driver to exit at the corner of Santa Cruz Ave. and Alameda de las Pulgas, and then walk as described above. The shuttle runs 6:45 AM to 9:38 AM, and 5:00 PM to 6:55 PM.
This route also runs weekdays only. Service is free of charge and open to the public.
Last modified: Tue Aug 26 22:31:00 PDT 2008Rick Moen