There was a time when Atherton was a sleepy little rich town in Northern California where the police would give you a ticket for going 26 miles an hour in the 25 mile an hour zone. I don’t know that’s the case anymore because that was in the 1970s but certainly one thing that has really changed is that a whole new class of people can afford those homes coming in from Facebook in similar technology oriented companies that have just recently turned this whole real estate market upside down in terms of prices. In Palo Alto the median price of a home is about $2.5 million. In Atherton the homes are a entire several orders of magnitude of upper-class to wealthy estates. I can only imagine the kind of salaries it takes to live in Atherton these days.