Belmont is situated halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, in San Mateo County, with a population close to 26,000. Known for its wooded hills, views of the San Francisco Bay and stretches of open space, Belmont is a quiet residential community in the midst of the culturally and technologically rich Bay Area.
The city prides itself in being unique, its small town ambiance providing a tranquil, safe and desirable atmosphere. The people have a strong sense of community and enjoyment of the town’s assets, and connect with each other in all kinds of gatherings.
Located 25 miles south of San Francisco, the community of El Granada is an ideal place for those looking for that “unique” taste. The city’s unusual concentric-circular street layout was designed by the influential architect and city planner Daniel Burnham, who developed city plans for cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Manila, and some parts of Washington D.C.
Foster City is located 25 miles south of San Francisco on the San Francisco Peninsula. Forbes ranked Foster City #10 on their 2009 list of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well. Foster City is close proximity to Silicon Valley.
What is striking about its 40+ year history is the innovation that it took to develop this community into what it has become today. The innovation to create neighborhoods and their various shopping centers to serve those that lived in them, to allow developers to create their own “micro-communities” in the form of homeowners associations to provide their residents with unique qualities they enjoy when they return from a day working in the midst of a thriving San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley economy, and finally to allow for the development of world-class office space to house some of the best and most innovative companies in the region and the world.
Foster City has a lot to offer those that wish to set up their business here, enjoy their shops and recreational amenities, or that wish to call Foster City “Home”.
Half Moon Bay
Located approximately 35 minutes south of San Francisco in the Bay Area, this stunning slice of the Golden State boasts an unrivaled combination of coastal town friendliness, charm and natural beauty. From romantic inns and luxurious coastal resorts to spectacular homes, Half Moon Bay’s variety of living offers a perfect fit for everyone visiting and wishing to stay in the Northern California & the SF Bay Area.
There’s four regions to explore in the Northern California bay area of the San Mateo County Coast side.
Dine on farm fresh cuisine in one of our local Bay Area restaurants.
Stroll along gorgeous Northern California beaches.
Buy just-caught fish directly off the boats at a working harbor
The community of Montara is located about 20 miles south of the city of San Francisco. Pedro Mountain Road, which was California’s second paved highway, passes through the town.
One of the towns most notable attractions is Point Montara Light, was originally established in 1875 as a fog signal station after several ships ran ashore in the late 1860s. It continues to operate as an aid-to-navigation maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. The lighthouse demarks the northern point of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, a holding of Special Biological Significance owned by the State of California.
Moss Beach is one of the best coastal communities in the San Mateo County. One of the striking characteristics of the town is its foggy, drippy microclimate that gives one a sense of isolation from nearby cosmopolitan regions and assures that summer temperatures are generally mild.
Due to the marine air currents off of the Pacific Ocean, Moss Beach experiences above average fog levels, but also superior ambient air quality. Situated along the coast of Moss Beach is the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, a California designated area of Special Biological Significance. The Montara State Marine Reserve & Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area extend offshore from Moss Beach. Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.
A community of just over 75,000 people, a center of high-tech industry, and the mid-point of the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula, Redwood City is known for its great climate and profound sense of community. Redwood City is devoted to preserving its rich history, maintaining today’s quality of life, and carefully planning its future.
Through its miles of San Francisco Bay shoreline, its neighborhoods and charming downtown, its shopping areas and attractions, and its rolling hillsides, Redwood City is a community that offers great variety in housing, employment, recreation, entertainment, education, and City services.
San Carlos, “The City of Good Living,” is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area and has everything at its doorstep. San Francisco is 25 miles north and San Jose is 25 miles south. San Carlos boasts an ideal climate, good government, an outstanding school system, attractive residential areas, a fine shopping district, excellent restaurants, a modern industrial and commercial area and plenty of open space.
As part of the northern end of Silicon Valley, San Carlos hosts several technology companies and is the address of many of the West Coast’s biotech and medical instrumentation firms. You’ll find friendly, involved people here and an inviting community atmosphere.
With a population of over 90,000 residents, the people of San Mateo take pride in their reputation of being both a great place to live and do business. San Mateo has something for everyone.
You have a lot to see in San Mateo: Great neighborhoods and schools, Outstanding libraries and parks, Some of the best shopping and restaurants in the Peninsula