One of the main attractions Hillsborough has for home buyers is its charm. Hillsborough still offers its escape from the pressures of the city. In addition to its generally quiet atmosphere, Hillsborough has excellent, award-winning public schools, police and fire protection and public works service. These are the qualities that have formed the character of the Town and have remained stable for over 100 years.
By car, Hillsborough is about thirty minutes from downtown San Jose and twenty minutes from downtown San Francisco.
Hillsborough’s landscape is dominated by large homes; the town zoning and subdivision ordinances require a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) minimum house size and minimum lot size of 0.5 acres (2,000 m2). As a result, there are no apartments, condominiums or townhouses in the city limits; however, it is not unusual for the homes along the eastern edge of Hillsborough to face condominiums in neighboring Burlingame, sharing the ZIP code 94010.
The town has no commercial zoning and thus no businesses within the town limits; the only non-residential properties are the town’s four public and three private schools, town and county government facilities, a golf course, a country club, and a small park.
Single Family Homes: 3,973
Hillsborough, California, gets 20 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 57.
On average, there are 260 sunny days per year in Hillsborough, California. The July high is around 74 degrees. The January low is 41. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 64 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Hillsborough has its own highly regarded and -ranked public elementary and middle school system, but no public high school. High school-aged children can attend one of several schools in the San Mateo Union High School District, generally assigned by residential address. The town is also home to a small number of independent schools. The Hillsborough school district is ranked as the #1 school district in California and one of the top ten school districts in the country.
- The Nueva School, a nationally recognized independent school serving gifted and talented students.
- Crocker Middle School, a public middle school, located on Ralston Avenue, named after William H. Crocker.
- West Elementary School, a public elementary school, located on Barbara Way.
- South Elementary School, a public elementary, at 303 El Cerrito.
- North Elementary School, a public elementary, at 545 Eucalyptus Avenue.
- The Bridge School, a school serving students with physical and speech impairments.
- Crystal Springs Uplands School, acollege preparatory middle and high school.
There are four highways passing through Hillsborough. Highway 101 runs near the bay, coming from San Jose and going to San Francisco. Highway 82, also known as El Camino Real, follows a parallel course. Highway 35 connects with Interstate 280.
Caltrain has been serving Burlingame since 1985 when it bought out Southern Pacific. It used the same depot that was used in the early 20th century. It was labeled Burlingame, for the country club. In the early 2000s (decade), Caltrain reduced the service at the station on Broadway from a daily basis to weekend-only service.
Bay Area Rapid Transit has its final stop in Millbrae, just north of Hillsborough. BART’s tracks are within Burlingame city limits.
For more information: www.Hillsborough.net
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