With more of a rural feel than other cities and towns in the region, Belmont brings the enjoyment of wide-open space with plentiful outdoor recreation and family-friendly appeal to the Bay Area. Named in tribute to its surroundings, Belmont, or rather “beautiful hill”, is an accurate description for the hilly area west of town. South of San Mateo, this quiet and residential area is filled with a wide variety of different home styles, highly rated public schools and plentiful outdoor recreation, all tucked away between San Francisco and San Jose.
Many of the homes and some of the neighborhoods of Belmont are known for their views, like the diverse homes perched along the hilly narrow streets of Belmont Country Club and the nicely remodeled homes built-up over the decades in Haskins Estates. You won’t find sidewalks here, but you’ll likely be in for sweeping views of the Bay and the hills from some of the private homes. Some of the best views and best-kept homes are found in Belmont Woods on the western edge, where buyers usually discover larger lots and enjoy more space. Older homes join more modern designs in Carlmont, with some of the homes conveniently close to the Caltrain and the 101. Meanwhile, accessible Homeview is not only Belmont’s oldest neighborhood, but it’s also the place to find more modestly priced, mid-century homes. You won’t find the views here, but you will find a nice collection of homes for buyers to choose from. A favorite of entry-level buyers, the residential options in Homeview extend to condos, townhomes and even some apartment buildings.
While there’s no true downtown area in Belmont itself, Carlmont Village Shopping Center brings in dozens of shops and restaurants, plus transportation is made easier with the 101, 280 or the Caltrain to carry riders and drivers around the Bay Area. As for the weekends, there’s the opportunity to spend your free time hiking the trails and enjoying the open space of Water Dog Lake Park and Hidden Canyon Park.

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