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Silicon Valley

The global center for the high tech industry. Home to industry moguls, business tycoons, entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists and social media giants. Spanning across San Mateo and Santa Clara counties nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains, here you will find some of the country’s most affluent suburban neighborhoods.

 

WELCOME TO ATHERTON

 
A rarefied community where Silicon Valley’s elite mingle with affluent families.
 
Incorporated on September 12, 1923 and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Atherton is a historic community with an air of exclusivity. Beautifully maintained homes on one-acre plus lots are tucked away behind grand, gated entryways and ornamental tree-lines streets. The ultimate of grand seclusion amid the hustle of the Bay Area.
 

THE NEIGHBORS

 
Successful tech moguls who enjoy a more refined sense of living.
 
Atherton has the distinction of being not only an affluent neighborhood, but a family-friendly one as well. Residents come to Atherton for a variety of reasons, but they all come with an eye toward permanency. It is a place individuals and families come when they’ve achieved plenty and are looking to plant their roots. Some of the oldest Bay Area natives still call Atherton home.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 
A rarified-yet-muted family environment.
 
Historic mansions mixed with modern day estates showcasing architectural masterpieces brimming a stately presence. This serene and exclusive town offers a plethora of luxurious and captivating residences fit for royalty.
 

THE LIFESTYLE

 
Quiet and elegant, with an air of class and sophistication.
 
Atherton’s residents are a mix of old and new; people who’ve worked hard to get to this neighborhood and natives that have deep generational roots in the town. Atherton has proven to become one of the wealthiest towns in the world. From high society to elite technology tycoons, expect to mingle amongst some of the brightest minds and philanthropic socialites in the country.
 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

 
A high-end neighborhood removed from the buzz of the Silicon Valley.
 
It’s not the type of place that attracts high-profile residents looking for a buzzing downtown or nightlife, but instead a preferred, private landing spot for tech moguls and industry leaders whose aim is to put down roots and raise a family and give back to the local community. 
 

THE MARKET

 
This neighborhood has more than its share of eight-figure homes and inventory can be hard to come by.
 
Atherton is a place where eight-figure asking prices are not unusual and where old Ranch style homes are torn down to be replaced by thoughtfully crafted McMansions with luxurious amenities and constructed with the finest materials. The “average” Atherton home usually sells for upwards of $6 million and typically is not less than an acre of land. It is not uncommon for wealthy property owners to acquire neighboring parcels adding more value to their already valuable land. Some owners have even transformed neighboring properties into private parks for their personal enjoyment.
 

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

 
Opulence sans the buzz of a famous neighborhood.
 
Early mornings in Atherton, watching the fog pass through towering redwood trees and neighbors walking the streets with their dogs; quiet nights behind closed gates and family gatherings with pool time and BBQ’s; all of these activities (and many more) will make you feel like you’ve found a secret enclave in which to spend your life.
 
 

WELCOME TO BURLINGAME

 
Historic meets modern accents.
 
Historic architecture meets burgeoning shops and eateries, encapsulating the iconic elements of Burlingame. Victorian influences lend charm, while a dynamic populace infuses the neighborhood with urban sophistication.
 
Burlingame provides a clear portal to the past, to a time when a few families ruled the west’s newest and most exciting city. It’s changed plenty over the years, yet it still symbolizes a shining city full of promise, and as a sepia-toned one proud of its glorious past.
 

THE NEIGHBORS

 
An eclectic mix of society names and downtown shop owners.
 
Along Burlingame slopes the story is one of diversity. Newcomers snap up the neighborhood’s renovated flats for premium prices while long-time residents live modestly alongside them.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 
The elegance of “old” Burlingame mixed with the bustle of a changing restaurant and bar scene.
 
For some, this is the only town in the Bay Area Peninsula. From its high-rise, high-end towers to its urban serenity, Burlingame is the epitome of old-world elegance. It’s a lively, diverse neighborhood with all manner of residents, dozens of restaurants of all types, a growing retail scene and proximity to almost everything imaginable. 
 

THE LIFESTYLE

 
Active residents, organic and local markets, and brilliant views of downtown and San Francisco Bay.
 
Burlingame has its share of neighborhood mom-and-pop establishments. It attracts a wide variety of shoppers throughout the year. Burlingame is home to a variety of leisurely activities, jazz concerts in Washington Park and a yearly Art in the park fair. 
 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

 
The bustle of a vibrant neighborhood brimming with covert historical gems.
 
Fans of Bay Area history will appreciate a multitude of historic sites, while the neighborhood’s condensed geography offers residents the opportunity to go out without ever taking an Uber.
 

THE MARKET

 
Highly sought-after residences make Burlingame one of the most desirable Bay Area locales.
 
Burlingame is home to those retiring or starting a family, its wide variety of conveniences caters to all walks of life. 
 

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

 
Eclectic shopping and historic views with modern sensibilities.
 
Whether strolling through the famed downtown shopping district or heading to the local farmers market to buy produce the likes of which you’ve never seen before, Burlingame provides a diverse and delightful experience for all.
 
 

WELCOME TO HILLSBOROUGH

 
There’s always more to explore in this wealthy neighborhood.
 
The paramount allure of Hillsborough is a combination of the neighborhood’s pictorial views, convenient location, and a hip urban vibe.
Hillsborough offers a comfortable Mediterranean climate and is a known habitat for several rare plant species on the West Coast. You can drink in panoramic views of San Mateo County, the San Francisco Bay and the East Bay.
 

THE NEIGHBORS

 
Populated by long-time residents and ambitious newcomers.
 
Walk the neighborhood streets and you’ll find longtime residents living in homes that have been around for generations. Urban professionals and young starter families cohabitate with some of the Bay Area’s long time natives.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 
Familiar sights and tradition entwined with innovation.
 
At its heart, Hillsborough is a place people come to stay, with an easy proximity to Silicon Valley and San Francisco which has drawn tech workers from around the world to this once blue-collar locale.
 

THE LIFESTYLE

 
Outdoorsy, elegant, and casual, with all the resources of a major urban center.
 
Walkable, scenic streets, charming architecture, and a central location anchor this tight-knit community, where everything you could want—from bistros to boutiques—is at your fingertips.
 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

 
An ideal neighborhood for those who prefer a quiet bar over a pulse-quickening nightclub.
 
While it may not have it have a non-stop nightlife scene, Hillsborough is a perfect neighborhood for lovers of architecture, farm-to-table enthusiasts, oenophiles, and young parents with an encyclopedic knowledge of stroller brands.
 

THE MARKET

 
The Hillsborough market spans a vast breadth of sprawling homes.
 
Hillsborough’s landscape is dominated by large homes, no apartments, condominiums or townhomes can be found within its city limits. The homes are beautiful — most have been restored or reimagined — but buyers can expect to pay a hefty price to get into this very popular neighborhood.
 

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

 
The classic, timeless romance of a neighborhood synonymous with one of the Bay Area’s historically rich neighborhoods.
 
Hillsborough is a perfect neighborhood for lovers of traditional architecture, farm-to-table enthusiasts, and oenophiles. Lush green canopy the windy roads of this charming suburban neighborhood. 
 
 

WELCOME TO MENLO PARK

 
Home of Innovation – one of The Peninsula’s most well-known and desirable neighborhoods, featuring a diverse housing market and easy proximity to recreation and work. 
 
With picturesque views along the edge of the bay, Menlo Park attracts shoppers and foodies to congregate on its boutique-lined streets and extensive green spaces. Offering everyday shopping, premier destination for home décor and design, diverse dining options and plenty of downtown events it’s hard to stay away from this charming Silicon Valley town.
A pervasive continental allure extends from the rows of bustling energy downtown to stunning natural surroundings of the city afford views of the San Francisco Bay to the East and the Pacific Coastal Range to the West. 
 

THE NEIGHBORS

 
Ambitious professionals who are well educated and actively engaged in community life.
 
Menlo Park is largely populated by dynamic working professionals and new families living side-by-side with empty nesters who enjoy the neighborhood’s flat streets and ample sun.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 
An average of 265 sunny days a year.
 
Menlo Park is set in a pleasant, pedestrian-oriented atmosphere, Menlo Park attracts traditional as well as tech savvy individuals.   Combined high-end housing and a high-energy commercial strip has given it a shot of adrenaline. It has become an overwhelmingly coveted neighborhood.  
 

THE LIFESTYLE

 
Quiet residential streets surrounding a dynamic commercial district.
 
Menlo Park residents embrace the fabulous public-school system and the various shopping locales in town. Be it shopping downtown or at Stanford Shopping Center, or grabbing groceries at the Sharon Heights Safeway, or dining around town, residents have many options for relaxing or adventure at their fingertips.
 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

 
A plethora of outdoor activities.
 
Menlo Park delivers the quintessential urban, dynamic lifestyle as much as any other neighborhood in The Peninsula. Think of it as a portal to a quick 45-minute drive to the skyscrapers of San Francisco, a 30-minute drive from the best beaches NorCal has to offer, or an hour drive to the magical terrain of the Santa Cruz mountains. This prime location is ideal for the adventurous individual.
 

THE MARKET

 
Plentiful apartments, townhouses and single-family homes suited for the entrepreneurial individual or a growing family.
 
This neighborhood is populated by trees, modern homes and tech industry multimillionaires. A highly sought-after neighborhood, patience is paramount to finding your next home. 
Those who can afford the steep price of admission are rewarded with magnificent abodes and an exclusive address.
 

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

 
The feeling that you’ve somehow stumbled onto a place that’s a skyscraper free Manhattan. 
 
Whether you spend sunny days in upscale downtown or enjoying the culinary delights the city has to offer. You will never tire of the progressive and quick pace of Menlo Park, home to the largest concentration of Venture Capital firms in the world.
 


WELCOME TO PALO ALTO

 
Palo Alto is almost synonymous to the tech boom in the Bay Area. It is a unique neighborhood known for its charming mixture of tradition and innovation. Home to cutting edge technological development and historic buildings evoking its California heritage. This neighborhood boasts tree lined streets, a vibrant downtown, stunning homes, upscale commercial and charming residential areas, all unmatched by its physical beauty.
 
More than 100 years old, the City of Palo Alto is named after a 1,000-year-old redwood tree along San Francisquito Creek.  Downtown Palo Alto offers casual and upscale restaurants, well-known chain stores and boutique-lined streets offering plenty of options to stay busy within the hustle and bustle of “The Birthplace of Silicon Valley.” Palo Alto residents also take immense pride in their remarkable number of City-owned parks and natural habitats including the marshland trails of Baylands Nature Preserve.
 
A pervasive continental allure extends from the rows of charming eateries and shops to the awe-inspiring energy flowing through the neighborhoods.
 

THE NEIGHBORS

 
Proactive, culturally sophisticated and politically aware young professionals matched by long-time residents.
 
Palo Alto is largely populated by dynamic working professionals and new families living side-by-side with empty nesters who enjoy the neighborhood’s abundant natural open space, ample parks and plenty of sun.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 
Headquarters to a multitude of high-technology companies.
 
Palo Alto combines high-end housing with a high-energy commercial strip. Some of the best restaurants and most unique boutiques can be found here. Palo Alto is set apart by its location, boasting prestigious cultural and educational offerings adding to the vibrancy and innate charm of Palo Alto.
 

THE LIFESTYLE

 
Quiet residential streets surrounding a dynamic commercial district.
 
Palo Alto residents embrace living in their own exclusive bubble, because that makes their corner of Silicon Valley a bit quieter than others, theirs is a retreat, with ample parks and scenic views on-demand. University Avenue continues to provide a plethora of chic restaurants and stylish boutiques.
 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

 
Endless entertainment options all within an elegant locale.
 
Residential streets can be quiet, but being a destination in its own right, Palo Alto is seldom empty. Fans of casual dining and comfortable watering holes will love the neighborhood’s seemingly endless culinary choices.
 

THE MARKET

 
Modern-style homes commanding a premium.
 
Palo Alto is populated by breezy modern buildings. Those who can afford the steep price of admission are rewarded with magnificent abodes and an exclusive address.
 

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

 
The feeling that you’ve somehow stumbled onto a place that’s unique in its own right.
 
Whether you spend sunny days in vibrant downtown, watching wildlife on the Bay, or enjoying a farm-to-table meal from the local farmers market, Palo Alto residents can feel the international influence throughout this illustrious neighborhood.
 
 

WELCOME TO PORTOLA VALLEY

 
Portola Valley, a rural and quiet neighborhood, spreads out over the Eastern slope of the Santa Cruz mountains. Casual restaurants, hiking trails, winding streets, and unmatched physical beauty can be found in this quaint little town.
 
The hidden gem of the San Francisco Peninsula features country properties canopied under rolling wooded hills. Founded in 1964 and noted to be one of the wealthiest towns in America, Portola Valley attracts a quiet, slower paced lifestyle to its residents. Offering exceptional Windy Hill and Bay view’s depending on what side of the ridge you are on. There are plenty of activities for California’s outdoor adventurers.
 

THE NEIGHBORS

 
A mix of young professionals and Portola Valley veterans.
 
Portola Valley is the home to notable inventors, business moguls and professional athletes. It is populated by dynamic working professionals and new families living side-by-side with empty nesters who enjoy the neighborhood’s country charm.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 
A quaint town reminiscent of days gone by.
 
Portola Valley combines high-end housing with pastural ranches. Conveniently shop local markets and dine in just a few of the quaint restaurants found in town.
 

THE LIFESTYLE

 
Outdoorsy, elegant, and casual, will all the resources of a major urban center.
 
Walkable, scenic streets, charming architecture, and a central location anchor this tight-knit community, where everything you could want—from bistros to boutiques—is at your fingertips.
 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

 
Endless entertainment options all within an elegant locale.
 
Residential streets can be quiet, but being a destination in its own right, Portola Valley is seldom empty. Fans of casual dining and comfortable watering holes will love the neighborhood’s select culinary choices.
 

THE MARKET

 
Ranch style homes.
 
This neighborhood contains Portola Valley’s rural ranch homes. It also has a large collection of restored homes emulating the countryside. Nothing is inexpensive; sale prices continue to climb.
 

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

 
The neighborhood’s casual elegance and simple lifestyle.
 
There is always something to do in Portola Valley, which is why locals love their neighborhood so much. Portola Valley residents love being outdoors, whether that means passing the time at a town café or setting a new personal best time on a run or bike ride around the loop, all while maintaining a level of luxury and style.
 
 

WELCOME TO WOODSIDE

 
Woodside is a singular neighborhood known for stunning estates, casual restaurants, tight knit community, and unmatched physical beauty.
 
The most stunning neighborhood in the San Francisco Peninsula boasting redwoods and Douglas fir trees that dominate in the Western Hills. Woodside is a community-oriented town with vast numbers of open space preserves. The paramount allure of Woodside is a combination of the neighborhood’s pictorial views and convenient location.
 
Woodside is where you can pause — from anywhere — and take in a breath of fresh air. 
 

THE NEIGHBORS

 
Populated by long-time residents and ambitious newcomers.
 
Woodside on a Friday night may overflow with the usual collection of ambitious tech and finance professionals but stroll by any of the side streets and you’ll find longtime residents living in homes that have been around for generations, as well as young families putting down their roots.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 
A resort-like enclave within the city.
 
Woodside combines high-end housing with a high-energy commercial strip. Some of the city’s best eateries, including Michelin starred restaurants, as well as others frequented by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Some of the most unique boutiques can be found here considering Woodside is an intentionally small business district. This gorgeous town is set apart by its location and iconic views. and outdoor recreational activities galore. 
 

THE LIFESTYLE

 
Quiet residential streets surrounding a dynamic commercial district.
 
Woodside residents embrace the distance dividing them from San Francisco, because that’s what makes corner of The Peninsula a bit quieter than others. Theirs is a retreat, with ample parks and natural views on-demand. 
 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

 
Endless entertainment options all within an elegant locale.
 
An abundance of outdoor recreation activities is available to Woodside residents. In the heart of San Francisco Bay find The Horse Park an organization dedicated to land preservation and equestrian sports, this location is buzzing throughout the week. Residential streets can be quiet, but being a destination in its own right, Woodside is seldom empty. Fans of casual dining will love the neighborhood’s culinary choices.
 

THE MARKET

 
Spanish-style homes commanding a premium.
 
Woodside is unique among Peninsula neighborhoods; it’s completely free of Victorians found in San Francisco. Instead, the district is populated by breezy Spanish-style and infamous California Ranch style homes. Those who can afford the steep price of admission are rewarded with magnificent abodes and an exclusive address.
 

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

 
The feeling that you’ve somehow stumbled onto a place that’s equal parts California, New England, and Italy.
 
Whether you spend sunny days in the open space preserves, bike ride through Skyline Boulevard, or enjoy a farm-to-table meal from the local farmer’s market, Woodside residents can feel the international influence throughout this illustrious neighborhood.



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