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Belmont Neighborhoods

 

Belmont, California is the go-to area for those who want to live in a great area that has a feel welcome to it! Belmont is located between San Mateo and San Carlos, and east of Redwood Shores. For those who are first going into the area, the first thing they are going to notice: All the woods in the area, giving it a very residential feel. In fact, upon seeing pictures of the area, most people are surprised to learn it is so close to those bustling areas of California.

The City of Belmont is the location for those who want that classic American dream of owning a home, having a two-car garage, kids running in the yard and playing with other kids throughout the neighborhood, and parents coming home to smiles. If this is something that you want, then this could be the area for you. With several communities that make up the Belmont area, you are sure to find one that fits your budget and desires!

 

Homeview

The Homeview area is often coupled with the Sterling Downs neighborhoods. Belmont is a great area for first home buyers and is super family friendly. An interesting fact about this community, it is mostly flat, which cannot be found in the other Belmont neighborhoods. Homes in the area often consist of post-war single family cottages and a few warehouses in the area. 

 

  • The area has mostly three bedroom homes
  • The average sales price for homes in Homeview is $910,000
  • The local elementary school, Nesbit Elementary has a 7 out of 10 rating via Greatschools.net
  • Proximity to Highway 101 and the Belmont Caltrain station, making commuting super easy

 

Belmont Country Club

San Mateo is to the north of Belmont Country Club, while Ralston Avenue is to the south and west. Those who live here usually do so for the privacy that this area can offer. Why is it so private? The roads in Belmont are very windy and steep; thus most families in the area feel like not many people are out sightseeing in this area, but does mean that the area is not very walkable. 

Those who do try to do this will more than likely want some reflective gear for their safety as the twist and turns can make even the safest driver a bit hesitant. 

Aside from the road issues, these are some of the more beautiful homes in the area. The area was meant to become the next Belmont Woods area, but the country club that was once here disappeared, and this is when most homes were built in the area. 

  • Average sales price for a home is $1,220,000
  • Most homes are three bedrooms, split level homes
  • Most homes have great views, and this is often the selling point of moving here

 

Belmont Woods

Belmont Woods neighborhood homes are some of the most desirable that Belmont city has to offer. The area seems to have it all, beautiful homes, great views and numerous things to do in the area. Belmont Woods has numerous hiking trails, homes are super spacious, and the lots in which these houses set on are usually quarter-acre or larger. The homes are often very close to Highway 280, meaning that you can easily commute if needed. 

  • Homes are often either 3-bedroom or 4-bedroom
  • Average sales price is $1,479,000
  • Premier area that many families belong in

 

Carlmont

Close to the Belmont downtown area, Carlmont is a hybrid of San Carlos and Belmont, hence the name. Twin Pines Park is in the area, the city’s most notable landmark. It is also home to Charles Armstrong School, the well-known region's school for serving dyslexic students. The Carlmont Village Shopping Center is also located here. Thus, the area is walkable in most places.

  • Average house prices are $1,349,000
  • Most homes are three bedroom homes
  • Numerous sized homes in the area, some smaller homes can be around $750,000 in price

 

Antique Forest

If you are looking to buy a home with a great view, then you may find just what you seek in Antique Forest. This neighborhood has homes that were mostly built in the 1940s and 1950s. However, it is the views that get most buyers. They love how these are some of the best views in all the mid-Peninsula market. Here you are going to find several notable landmarks associated with Belmont including Notre Dame de Namur University, Oak Knoll Drive, Belle Monti Country Club, and Notre Dame High School. 

  • Most homes are three bedrooms
  • There are several condos/townhomes in the area
  • The homes can range anywhere between $800,000 to $1.1 million when being sold

Belmont is a city that has a little bit of something for everyone. With the many neighborhoods in the area, no matter what you are looking for in a home, you can find it here! 

 

Explore Belmont California

The City of Belmont, CA is situated between San Mateo, and San Carlos, the population of Belmont City, is around 26,000. Overall, this is a highly residential area with several neighborhoods in the community that are desirable for homeowners and buyers who want beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay or wooded suburbs to raise their families in. Those who live here often gush over the small-town feel, but with its location to those bigger cities. 

The History of Belmont City

Belmont City has a rich and long history. Records show that the first settler was seen in 1850, known as Angelo. In 1851, large amounts of land were purchased from the Pulgas by Steinberger and Beard. From this time on, the area began to grow, as more people come here, and they started to develop the land into a thriving area. It wasn’t until 1926 that the area was incorporate into a city.

Landmarks and Recreation in Belmont City

Due to Belmont City being largely a small town feel area, there are several recreational activities and places for families to enjoy. These include:

  • Belmont Iceland: An indoor ice rink for those who enjoy ice skating throughout the year!
  • Twin Pines Park: a great playground for those with children
  • Bay Area Ridge Riders: A great horse trail for those who enjoy riding and the outdoors

There are several other parks, too numerous to count that families in the area enjoy.

 

Employment and Industry

The unemployment rate in Belmont is only 5%, compared to the 7% throughout the rest of California. The industries in the area are mostly entrepreneurship's with 87,830 businesses established throughout the community. Many of these people are working in the following industries:

  • Public services
  • Transportation services
  • Education
  • Hospitality services
  • Small to medium businesses

It is interesting that many people work from home in this area. In fact, Belmont has a 71% higher than the national average for those who work from home. 

Transportation in Belmont City

On average, people commute out of Belmont City into other cities for work. The average commute time is 26 minutes. There are also several public transportation options including the three airports that are within 30 miles of Belmont. Along with 15 Amtrak stations that are within 30 miles of the city center.

Education

Belmont City belongs to the Belmont-Redwood Shores District. The schools in this district include Central Elementary, Cipriani Elementary, Fox Elementary, Nesbit Elementary, Redwood Shores Elementary, and Sandpiper Elementary. There is also includes the one middle school in the area: Ralston Middle School. Belmont is also home to Carlmont High School. University wise, there is the Notre Dame de Namur University. Belmont schools get a 9 out of 10 rating per GreatSchools.org. 

Income and Housing

Belmont City has a higher than the average of California income per capita. In Belmont City, on average people earn $106,287 in the household, compared to the average state household income of $61,489. The average home price range in this area is $910,600 which is a bit higher than other areas throughout California. Also, the monthly rent is on average $1500. 

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