Atherton is a small, residential community in San Mateo County, California. Its 7,000 residents boast the highest per capita income in US towns of its size, and as a result Atherton regularly gets ranked as the most expensive ZIP code in the United States. Southeast of Redwood City and northwest of San Jose, Atherton is considered a part of San Francisco’s Metropolitan Area. However, the small rural community couldn’t be more different from the big city: the town’s residents take great effort to preserve the scenic beauty of the thickly wooded residential neighborhoods and sprawling open space.

With no industrial land-use base, Atherton’s six square miles of town is densely populated with white oaks, native live oaks, redwoods, cedars, pines, white oaks, and other ornamental trees. The town’s largest feature is the 22-acre Holbrook-Palmer park, left to the town in 1958 by Ms. Olive Holbrook-Palmer. It features open spaces, abundant trees, recreational programs and facilities.

Despite its quaint suburban charm, Atherton has been the wealthiest town in America for the past three years. With an average household income of over $450,000 and impressive estates that sell for millions of dollars, Atherton draws tech billionaires from Silicon Valley. In fact, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, brokerage magnate Charles Schwab, and tech investors Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen all resided in Atherton. Though the town is mostly residential, a short drive to Menlo Park brings visitors to fine-dining restaurants, parks, shopping, and museums.

Atherton Locals Choose Shepherd’s Every Time

Our loyal base of clients from the Atherton area recommend Shepherd’s over and over again for our reputable and high-quality HVAC and Plumbing services. From intensive repairs to new installations, we’ve got you covered. Don’t just take it from us – check out hundreds of diamond-certified reviews from our satisfied customers in Atherton and its neighboring towns, including Santa Clara, Los Gatos, and San Jose.


For plumbing maintenance, replacements, repairs, and emergencies, Shepherd’s can:

  • Repair toilet clogs, fix leaks, or install a new toilet
  • Resolve unwanted smells or sounds resulting from faulty plumbing
  • Repair leaky or cracked pipes, full or partial pipe replacements
  • Troubleshoot water heater issues, recommend and perform maintenance or repairs
  • And more – check out our plumbing services page!

For HVAC and Air Conditioning services, Shepherd’s can:

  • Resolve and repair issues with AC and HVAC systems including refrigerant leaks, short-cycling, and fan failure
  • Improve indoor air quality with better filtration
  • Replace and repair ducts
  • Repair or install gas-fired furnaces
  • And more – check out our HVAC and AC services page!


Shepherd’s is a proud holder of the Diamond Certification Award. This award is given to a select few local companies that pass a rigorous and comprehensive program – a guarantee for all consumers that the provider in question is an industry professional who provides exceptional, high-quality service to all their customers.

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To learn more about what we offer to our clients in Atherton, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, and the greater Bay area, click here. To contact us, simply call (650) 263-6758 or visit our Contact Us page.

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