Reshaped by the technology age, the Peninsula is home to sunny neighborhoods, gorgeous estates and many business opportunities.
Daly City has a “ho-hum” reputation but it’s still quite populated. A city of hills (and fog), Daly City spans the peninsula. Many homes are open to the Pacific coastal winds and will catch a bit of the cold summer fog. Look for a home a behind the hills and you’ll almost escape it. You will be just a hop, skip and a jump away from the San Francisco’s sunset district which boasts the San Francisco Zoo, Stonestown Galleria and a new 18 hole golf course.
It may sound a bit depressing but Colma is famous for its cemeteries. The living, here, are few and far between. Also...people say it got it’s name from its foggy weather “Gee, it’s cold, ma!” Can’t wait to look for homes here? Well there are 1200 folks who live here and invite you to be their neighbors. There IS, however, great shopping!
Sheltered by the mountain, Brisbane often enjoys sunny weather while its neighbors shiver in the fog. The houses are mostly small with flat tops but they enjoy sweeping views of the coast. The town is backed by a large county park which is great for you “outdoors” types and there is also a small shopping center.
South San Francisco
Also known as “South City”, South San Francisco is known an industrial town and home to many storage facilities, wherehouses and trucking companies. The city is mostly populated with townhouses and single-family homes. Now that BART has just extended its line here so we’re looking for this area to take off.
Bordering on Highway 101 and highway 92, San Bruno, everything is fairly accessible though most are commuting to Silicon Valley. Their shopping center is undergoing renovation, a new Target has been added and the whole town seems to be going through an overhaul. BART has just extended its line so we’re looking for San Bruno to be booming any minute.
You’ll enjoy great views of the ocean but be prepared to spend the summer months fogged in. The houses here are clean and middle-class (and even affordable!) with many on the hill that enjoy great views. Surfers have made Pacifica their “home away from home,” giving the location a “cooler” feel to it. Pacifica also has a pier for fishing, shopping and a quiet downtown.
This is a pretty and well-cared for town that has a bit of a suburban feel to it. There are many two-story homes on the hills which boast decks for catching the great view. Near the highway (101), home are smaller and more modest but still well-kept. Their schools are average to better than average. Sitting next to the airport and two freeways, it’s considered to be a convenient place to commute from. We’ll just be sure to check the noise level when looking for a home here.
Burlingame has many hill homes that have views to the bay. Here, home prices rise with elevation. The town itself is standard with a few shops and restaurants but it’s most distinct feature is that it is loaded with trees. Because it is located just south of the airport with a good commute, it has recently attracted many businesses. A large portion of the town caters to the airport supplying parking, maintenance and other services. If you’re looking for a home here, we’ll ask neighbors about noise.
JWealthy. Wealthy. Wealthy. That what people think of when they hear “Hillsborough.” The mansions are gorgeous but they also have other “upper middle class” homes. Silicon Valley’s nearby location made this town even more desirable. Of course, with the wealth comes great schools, low crime and beautiful neighborhoods.
This is a very sweet and town where you will spend the days with a sunny, pleasant feeling. It is well-kept and middle-class but prices have soared thanks to the dotcom days. Though it has come down a bit, you still have to pay a pretty penny for all of its parks, vies, commute and schools.
Most homes and apartments here are on the water. Drawn from the Bay, the water meanders throughout Foster City and collects in lagoons. On summer evenings, residents take to their rear patios and decks where they dine and watch the ducks paddle by. Want to exercise? Just take out your canoe. With its location halfway down the peninsula, Foster City is an easier trip for those Silicon Valley commuters. Because of the work-oriented location and apartment-focused housing, this town is home to many young, single professionals and empty nesters.
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