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Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, Hillsborough is located seventeen miles south of San Francisco between Interstate 280 and El Camino Real. This stretch of Interstate 280 is said to be part of “the most beautiful freeways in the world.” Hillsborough is home to some of the Bay Area’s wealthiest people and, in 2007, was declared to have the highest median household incomes in the country. Like many other communities in California, Hillsborough is fond of “thinking green” when it comes to growth. Ardently promoting the preservation of the rural setting and natural beauty, the town of Hillsborough is adored for careful maintenance of lush greenery and beautiful woodlands broken only by the occasional winding road. This quiet, back-to-nature atmosphere makes Hillsborough an extremely desirable place to visit or live.

With the wealth of the local residents, the schools are understandably exceptional. Hillsborough has its own public elementary and middle school system that is consistently rated as the best in the State, but many of the residents still decide to place their children in local private schools such as the Nueva School. There are no public high schools located in Hillsborough, and students in the city are assigned to the San Mateo Union High School District. Alternative college preparatory and high schools include the Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough and Junipero Serra High School in nearby San Mateo.

Hillsborough is known for its large mansions and estate homes, with the local zoning code requiring lot sizes greater than a half acre and minimum building sizes of 2500 square feet. This provides consistency to the neighborhood but also prevents the development of condominiums and townhomes. Below is the historical market data for the city.

Hillsborough Median Home Prices & Days on Market

Hillsborough Price Per Square Foot & Number of Sales

Hillsborough Active Inventory

Property data obtained from Sereno Group and its agents are not responsible for any errors in the data presented. The current year data is YTD through the last complete month. Data is updated by the 10th day of each month.

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.


Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.