Impressive estates and tony mansions line Hillsborough’s rural-like streets, offering a quiet, but close, retreat from the Peninsula’s busier communities. Known for its family-friendliness and prestige, Hillsborough is a town without a single business. Yet it offers plenty of community through its active school community and socialite scene.
1. Big Homes - If it’s space you seek, then Hillsborough has it hiding in its hills. Hillsborough, historically a big draw for San Franciscans looking for land and space, has some of San Mateo County’s largest mansions featuring acreage and square footage.
2. Close, But Far Away - Nestled into the hills above Burlingame where deer roam and trees are prolific, it's easy to forget you are in the middle of Silicon Valley. Just minutes from Hillsborough are downtown Burlingame and San Mateo, offering shopping, popular restaurants, cafes, boutiques, movie theaters, and more.
3. Privacy Please - Most homes in this community stand behind high hedges and fences providing a real retreat for those who value their downtime.
4. Families First - While peaceful, Hillsborough is an active community of families, young and old, attracted to the city’s school district, which consistently ranks among the best in San Mateo County. And despite its seclusion, it’s lively, with Vista Park and schools full of kids and families playing soccer, running their pooches, or socializing on weekends.