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Blog Archives: December 2015

Redwood City & Redwood Shores Neighborhoods | Redwood City & Redwood Shores Real Estate

December 13, 2015
Redwood City Redwood City became San Mateo County's first incorporated city back in 1868. Spanish explorers led by Juan Bautista de Anza were the first Europeans to travel through this region in 1776. Thanks to the local port, the city developed rapidly and experienced a business boom during the mid 19th century. More businesses arrived when the railroad was established in 1863.Today, an arch on Broadway touts that achievement with the slogan: "Climate Best By Government Test." Redwood City now serves as the headquarters for a variety ...

Portola Valley Neighborhoods | Portola Valley Real Estate

December 13, 2015
Portola Valley is among the most affluent towns in the country and was named for Gasper de Portola, an 18th century Spanish explorer. The town, nestled among wooded hills, offers upscale country living with wide open spaces, spectacular views, scenic byways and an extensive trail system. The affluent residents of Portola Valley maintain an upscale lifestyle without coming across as pretentious. Buyers have the option of purchasing a large estate on flat land or a more rustic, but still luxurious, option in the hills. Portola Valley is a ...

Palo Alto Neighborhoods | Palo Alto Real Estate

December 13, 2015
With more than a century of history behind it, Palo Alto has a character all its own with a bustling downtown and a good mix of residential and business zones. The city gets its name from a 1000-year old redwood, which grows to this day next to San Francisquito Creek. Historic buildings and quaint tree-lined make this the quintessential California town. Palo Alto residents enjoy easy access to local businesses and top ranking public schools in addition to a wide range of amenities and recreational opportunities. Joggers and walkers will ...

Hillsborough Neighborhoods | Hillsborough Real Estate

December 13, 2015
Hillsborough Hills is aptly named. The neighbourhood is located in the westernmost district of Upper Hillsborough. The town is full of elegant woodland properties affording views over the San Francisco Bay. Hillsborough is bordered by Skyfarm, the Burlingame Hills, Skyline Drive and Oaksbridge. The wealthy community is filled with large Californian ranch style properties, set in tree-lined streets. The grand homes are hidden behind Californian Redwoods and ancient Oaks. Property in Hillsborough Hills varies. New-builds stand alongside ...

Menlo Park Neighborhoods | Menlo Park Real Estate

December 13, 2015
Menlo Park is a quiet city in California located north of Palo Alto and Stanford. Immigrants named the town after their hometown in Ireland. The friendly residents of Menlo Park enjoy lush parks and scenic tree-lined streets. Menlo Park is divided into quite a few neighborhoods and each one offers its own unique personality and characteristics with homes of all sizes. The diverse housing options ensure that buyers will find a house that meets their needs and fits their budget. Menlo Park Neighborhoods: Allied Arts Belle ...

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Neighborhoods | Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Real Estate

December 13, 2015
In Spanish Los Altos means "The Heights". This desirable rural area was once home to many ranches, vineyards and apricot orchards. The area is considered cultured and historic. It is home to many who work in Silicon Valley. The city has a wealth of shopping areas, a quaint downtown and office parks along the El Camino Real and the Foothill Expressway. Los Altos has a wonderful small-town atmosphere. The city is divided into four main areas known as The Highland/Woodland Acres, the Country Club, South of El Monte and North Los Altos. The ...

Foster City Neighborhoods | Foster City Real Estate

December 13, 2015
The Foster City community was built in the 1960s. The recreational community was home to a number of soccer and baseball fields, some public tennis courts and nineteen parks. The massive development is particularly popular with families, cyclists and runners. Many stylish condos and family homes surround the Foster City Lagoon. The San Francisco bay attracts wind-surfers from all over the world and the 9-hole golf course appeals to the golfing fraternity. In 2008, the Money Magazine named the city as one of the best places to live....

Burlingame Neighborhoods | Burlingame Real Estate

December 13, 2015
One of the few places maintaining timeless elegance and gracious charm is Burlingame, a favorite for families. Its primary shopping areas are at Broadway and Burlingame and attract shoppers to its boutiques, restaurants and clothing stores. Sunday morning farmer's markets during summer and fall, jazz concerts, Art in the Park fair and other activities make Burlingame a great place to start a family or retire. High quality education with lots of parental involvement is available in elementary and middle schools and the peninsula's premier ...

Woodside Highlands | Portola Valley Real Estate

December 13, 2015
Comparing Portola Valleys Woodside Highlands neighborhoods and their uniqueness one is struck by the modest plot sizes in Portola Valley that remind one of lakeside villages. Roads are windy and narrow with one-way stretches here and there. There are perks to living here, even though residents are often forced to become more familiar with other parts of the neighborhood than they might otherwise wish. The Woodside Highlands Improvement Association helps keep residents connected and engaged by organizing picnics, road clean-ups, and other ...

Atherton Neighborhoods | Atherton Real Estate

December 12, 2015
Atherton Fair Oaks Neighbors love Atherton Fair Oaks for it's beautiful, charming, safe, quite and well maintained atmosphere. It's also located near freeway access. MP Villas This family and dog friendly neighborhood has beautiful, safe, well maintained parks. It's convenient for the residents and is peaceful with lots of gorgeous trees. Victoria Manor Residents love Victoria Manor for its urban atmosphere, shopping, well maintained community and proximity. Lindenwood A peaceful, family friendly, dog loving, tree lined quite ...

Belmont Neighborhoods | Belmont Real Estate

December 12, 2015
Belmont is a destination loved by families, with a serene feeling in a rural setting. There are few sidewalks along its streets which are constructed around various hills, but it boasts of various homes with extraordinary views of the peninsula. Belmont has four parks which serve a community of residences and retail shops. Its history can be traced to the founder of Bank of California, William Ralston who also built San Francisco's Palace Hotel. Ralston Hall, Ralston's masterfully constructed summer residence, later became the site of ...

Redwood Shores Dolphin Park | Redwood Shores Real Estate

December 12, 2015
The neighborhood of Redwood Shores Dolphin Park is ideal for those searching for a quiet place to live. Although close to stores, a favorite restaurant on the waterfront, and the luxurious Sofitel Hotel, this area of Redwood Shores is surprisingly serene. Dolphin Park is close to the Redwood Shores Lagoon. Enjoy tennis on one of the two courts offered and then sit down for a picnic on the extensive green lawns. Throw a frisbee or play other games in this family-friendly park. Portside Park, another favorite of residents and visitors ...

Lighthouse Cove | Redwood Shores Real Estate

December 12, 2015
Lighthouse Cove is a large community incorporating the Sandpiper Elementary School and Shannon Park. The Lighthouse Cove neighborhood is home to single-family residences, apartments and condos. The area was developed up until the 1990s, nowadays Lighthouse Cove residents can access swimming pools, playgrounds and man-made waterways. The average Lighthouse Cove home covers under 1,0000 square feet, but larger properties are built on 1,400+ sq. lots. A few of the homes occupy land alongside the waterway and others waterfront properties look ...

Redwood Shores Development | Redwood Shores Real Estate

December 12, 2015
The Redwood Shores Development is located east of San Carlos and Belmont. The vast community occupies the spacious area formerly known as the Redwood Peninsula. Many world famous industries such as the famous entertainment software firm, Electronic Arts and the software giant Oracle have headquarters in the region. Redwood Shores has grown beyond recognition. Residents can enjoy wandering around the new Marketplace Shopping Center, join the library or enrol at a private sports club. The area is also home to many new commercial buildings and ...

Downtown Redwood City | Redwood City Real Estate

December 12, 2015
Are you looking for a home located in the center of it all? You must take a look at Downtown Redwood City. Here you will find everything you wish for in a downtown life. The Center of Downtown New Construction continues on and expands around the historic buildings that are a large part of the allure of Downtown Redwood City. Entertainment, recreation, and ideal residences make this area the perfect place to be. You can choose from new houses, condos, or apartments. If you prefer a restored historic home, you will find gorgeous homes that ...

Farm Hill Estate | Redwood City Real Estate

December 12, 2015
The Farm Hill Estate is situated on the westernmost side of Redwood City. The Farm Hill neighborhood is adjacent to Emerald Hills. Farm Hill is a post-war community built by Andy Oddstad. Many of the Farm Hill estate homes have been remodelled. A percentage of residents have added a family room or created extra bedrooms. Many Farm Hill properties are built on sloping land. Farm Hills is home to numerous split-level dwellings, three-bedroomed houses and four-bedroomed properties. Many residents live in homes built on large plots.

Redwood City | Redwood City Real Estate

December 12, 2015
Redwood City became San Mateo County's first incorporated city back in 1868 and is now home to more than 76,000 residents. Spanish explorers led by Juan Bautista de Anza were the first Europeans to travel through this region in 1776. Thanks to the local port, the city developed rapidly and experienced a business boom during the mid 19th century. More businesses arrived when the railroad was established in 1863. Today, an arch on Broadway touts that achievement with the slogan: "Climate Best By Government Test." Redwood City now serves ...

Portola Valley Ranch | Portola Valley Real Estate

December 12, 2015
The Portola Valley Ranch is regarded as one of the most beautiful areas in San Mateo County. The Portola valley is a haven for wildlife, hence building is restricted. However, Portola valley is home to a number of single-detached family homes. Portola Valley Ranch property is sought after. Two hundred and five homes stand in the valley, but every property is designed to blend in with the surrounding area. Portola Valley Ranch residents can enjoy swimming and tennis, whilst outdoor lovers can hike in the open countryside. The valley has ...

Portola Valley Brookside Park/Willowbrook Communities | Portola Valley Real Estate

December 12, 2015
The low-key neighborhood of Brookside Park / Willowbrook, where residents enjoy a life of rural tranquility, is visually memorable at the Alpine and Portola Road intersection. This smaller size helps the community retain a more intimate and cozy atmosphere. As with other Portola Valley and Woodside neighborhoods, residents are typically affluent. Most enjoy such outdoor activities like jogging, hiking or biking along various paths and trails. One such popular route in the neighborhood is an 11 mile bike route known as the "Loop" which ...

Portola Valley | Portola Valley Real Estate

December 12, 2015
Portola Valley is among the most affluent towns in the country and was named for Gasper de Portola, an 18th century Spanish explorer. The town, nestled among wooded hills, offers upscale country living with wide open spaces, spectacular views, scenic byways and an extensive trail system. The affluent residents of Portola Valley maintain an upscale lifestyle without coming across as pretentious. Buyers have the option of purchasing a large estate on flat land or a more rustic, but still luxurious, option in the hills. Portola Valley is a ...

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