The Willows is a small neighborhood that is located in the San Francisco area of California. The neighborhood is a little gem that is known for the city it is located in. Menlo Park is in San Mateo County. The little neighborhood is conveniently located next to the San Francisco Bay and gives tourists multiple different reasons to visit. It was noted on CNN that Menlo Park is one of the top 10 places for the single and rich to live in the United States. Most residents in the city have higher incomes and can afford to show the people visiting a good time. The city of Menlo Park measures a total of 17.4 square miles. The amount of water compared to land is only a few square miles in difference. The history of Menlo Park dates all the way back to the 19th century when two men by the names of Dennis J. Oliver and D.C. McGlynn bought a piece of land equaling 1,700 acres. These two Irish immigrants then went on to create an archway into the territory with a sign naming the land Menlo Park. Today it is one of the richest places in the United States.