Hillsborough

Hillsborough

Hillsborough

Hillsborough

Hillsborough

Hillsborough

Hillsborough

Hillsborough

Hillsborough

Overview

Steeped in natural privacy because of its hilly setting, Hillsborough has become a prized retreat for Bay Area residents seeking a relaxed lifestyle. Since it is located between business hubs like San Francisco and Palo Alto, this exclusive town integrates sought-after centrality with a luxurious sense of seclusion.

 

An Outstanding Past

Hillsborough offers a renowned history stemming from the efforts of one leading family. William Howard, the heir of an East Coast-based shipping empire, moved into the region in the 1840s and purchased a vast amount of land to form a working ranch. The Howards prospered throughout the Gold Rush and subsequently grew into one of the most prominent families in the area. By the end of the Civil War, the family ranch had been split into many smaller estates, which drew the attention of neighbors like San Mateo and Burlingame. These communities wanted to annex the estates to accommodate swelling population sizes. In 1910, owners of the smaller estates voted to incorporate, saving them from threats of annexation.

 

Carefully Maintained

Many of these smaller estates were further reduced in size over time; in the case of properties like Uplands and Sky Farm, some were eventually converted into prestigious private academies. Though the expansive nature of its original estates may be lost to history, present-day Hillsborough maintains regulations that preserve its spacious character and attractive privacy. Lots must be at least one-half acre, and zoning ordinances require each residence to be a minimum of 2,500 square feet. An absence of commercial zoning means there are no local apartments, condominiums, or businesses, making Hillsborough seem reminiscent of a quiet, country hamlet of the past. 

 

Exclusive Status

The town of Hillsborough is a prime enclave for those who wish to have easy access to both “the City by the Bay” and Silicon Valley. In addition, the community historically has attracted elite inhabitants with its temperate climate and privacy. Money magazine has ranked Hillsborough as the most affluent town in the country, and in 2019 Bloomberg listed it in the top five richest towns in America.

 

An Enjoyable Community

The roughly 11,000 residents who inhabit Hillsborough enjoy the bucolic nature of the town and the tranquility and space it provides. The local population is tightly knit and hosts annual events such as holiday parades and the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, where vintage car owners proudly displace their prized vehicles. 

 

A Sterling Education

Hillsborough has its own highly regarded public elementary and middle schools, while high school students can attend schools within the San Mateo Union High School District. Also nearby are several premier private schools, including the Nueva School, Bridge School, and Crystal Springs Uplands School. 

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The calm demeanor, distinguished history, and desirable seclusion offered by tony Hillsborough are features that make this enclave as special at it is exclusive. Its large estate homes on spacious lots and relaxed, rural atmosphere provide an excellent sanctuary for those who enjoy luxury, peace, and privacy. 

 

 

Notable Residents—Past and Present

Patrick Burrell, San Francisco Giants MLB player, two-time World Series champion

Jenny Craig, weight-loss guru

William H. Crocker, founder and president of Crocker National Bank

Bing Crosby, singer and actor

William Randolph Hearst, leading newspaper publisher

Larry Probst, chairman and former CEO of Electronic Arts

Alicia Silverstone, actress

J.T. Snow, San Francisco Giants MLB player, radio and television broadcaster

George Tupou V, King of Tonga

 

Population
11,444
MedianFamily Income
238,750

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The public schools are among the best in the nation. Graduates from the local high schools attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, with a much larger than average number admitted to neighboring Stanford. Abundant bike paths make it easy for most students to bike to their local schools, giving them a sense of independence that is valued by parents and children alike.

 

Elementary School Grade Address Phone Number School District
West Hillsborough K-5 376 Barbara Way, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (650) 344-9870 Hillsborough City Elementary School District
South Hillsborough K-5 303 El Cerrito Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (650) 344-0303 Hillsborough City Elementary School District
North Hillsborough K-5 545 Eucalyptus Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (650) 347-4175 Hillsborough City Elementary School District
Middle School Grade Address Phone Number School District
Crocker 6-8 2600 Ralston Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (650) 342-6331 Hillsborough City Elementary School District
Pre-school Grade Address Phone Number School District
La Petite Montessori PK-K 1450 Tartan Trail Road, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (650) 401-7780
Private School Grade Address Phone Number School District
The Nueva KG-12 6565 Skyline Blvd, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (650) 348-2272
Crystal Springs Uplands 6-12 400 Uplands Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 342-4175
Other/Alternative/Special Needs Grade Address Phone Number School District
The Bridge K-8 545 Eucalyptus Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010-6404 650-696-7295

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active
190 bridge rd,
hillsborough
$18,800,000
brewer subdivision/upland
7Beds / 6Baths / 10582SqFt
active
address not disclosed,
hillsborough
$16,800,000
carolands etc.
5Beds / 5Baths / 10180SqFt
active
119 bridge rd,
hillsborough
$13,880,000
brewer subdivision/upland
6Beds / 8Baths / 10510SqFt
active
35 cinnamon ct,
hillsborough
$12,980,000
skyfarm
6Beds / 5Baths / 8290SqFt
active
404 el centro rd,
hillsborough
$11,990,000
homeplace
6Beds / 7Baths / 7150SqFt
active
25 downey way,
hillsborough
$10,500,000
hillsborough oaks etc.
6Beds / 5Baths / 9103SqFt
active
15 boroughwood pl,
hillsborough
$9,800,000
carolands etc.
6Beds / 7Baths / 10937SqFt
active
75 new place rd,
hillsborough
$9,750,000
country club manor
active
77 new place rd,
hillsborough
$9,500,000
country club manor
active
400 hillsborough blvd,
hillsborough
$9,250,000
san mateo park / el cerrito park
6Beds / 6Baths / 6235SqFt
contingent
240 pinehill rd,
hillsborough
$16,888,000
carolands etc.
3Beds / 5Baths / 8930SqFt
pending
8 homs ct,
hillsborough
$15,000,000
brewer subdivision/upland
6Beds / 7Baths / 9864SqFt
pending
15 bridle ct,
hillsborough
$8,300,000
tobin clark estate / polo terrace
5Beds / 5Baths / 6411SqFt
pending
20 glenbrook dr,
hillsborough
$7,980,000
parrott drive area
7Beds / 5Baths / 7127SqFt
pending
790 el cerrito ave,
hillsborough
$6,380,000
hillsborough park etc.
6Beds / 7Baths / 7920SqFt
pending
880 sharon ave,
hillsborough
$6,298,000
ryan tract etc.
4Beds / 4Baths / 3892SqFt
pending
255 brentwood rd,
hillsborough
$6,200,000
hillsborough park etc.
4Beds / 5Baths / 5175SqFt
contingent
901 hillsborough blvd,
hillsborough
$6,000,000
country club manor
5Beds / 4Baths / 5180SqFt
pending
35 knightwood ln,
hillsborough
$5,650,000
hillsborough oaks etc.
4Beds / 3Baths / 3645SqFt
pending
463 el arroyo rd,
hillsborough
$5,599,999
homeplace
5Beds / 3Baths / 4650SqFt
sold
910 link rd,
hillsborough
$8,200,000
hillsborough park etc.
5Beds / 5Baths / 6403SqFt
sold
720 eucalyptus ave,
hillsborough
$8,195,000
ryan tract etc.
4Beds / 4Baths / 5780SqFt
sold
400 hillsborough blvd,
hillsborough
$7,888,000
homeplace
6Beds / 6Baths / 6505SqFt
sold
2080 forest view ave,
hillsborough
$6,595,000
hillsborough oaks etc.
6Beds / 7Baths / 5226SqFt
sold
35 orange ct,
hillsborough
$6,495,000
skyfarm
6Beds / 4Baths / 5895SqFt
sold
25 marialinda ct,
hillsborough
$6,450,000
hillsborough oaks etc.
4Beds / 4Baths / 4890SqFt
sold
815 irwin ct,
hillsborough
$6,250,000
ryan tract etc.
5Beds / 7Baths / 4730SqFt
sold
1245 cardigan rd,
hillsborough
$5,800,000
lakeview
5Beds / 5Baths / 4060SqFt
sold
2735 churchill dr,
hillsborough
$5,395,000
hillsborough hills etc.
6Beds / 6Baths / 5170SqFt
sold
2825 churchill dr,
hillsborough
$5,395,000
hillsborough hills etc.
5Beds / 5Baths / 6100SqFt