Welcome to Hillsborough
A hidden gem nestled in the Bay Area
Hillsborough is located 17 miles south of San Francisco on the San Francisco Peninsula. It is a beautiful region with stunning views and a pleasant Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal spot to settle down and vacation.
The area has some famous mansions and historic homes, including the Sidney Bazett residence, which Frank Lloyd Wright designed, and Carolands, one of the largest mansions in the U.S. Another unique aspect of Hillsborough is that it has no commercial zoning, which means the entire area is residential.
What to Love
- Peaceful surroundings
- Luxurious homes and sprawling yards
- Stunning greenery
- Private lots
Due to its no commercial zoning laws, residents and visitors need to leave the town to explore the area's dining and shopping scene. However, this doesn’t mean locals have nothing to do. Hillsborough is ideal for those who love the outdoors, including hikers and golfers.
With its proximity to nearby communities, Hillsborough has become a paradise for those looking for a peaceful area to call home while being close enough to explore the stunning San Francisco Peninsula and enjoy top-rated amenities.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
While the town doesn’t have any of its own restaurants or shopping centers, it’s less than a few miles away from everything you need regarding dining, entertainment, and shopping.
For instance, the top-rated Hillsdale Shopping Center is only minutes away and offers some of the best attractions with its high-end specialty shops, delicious restaurants, and cinema.
If you are in the mood for some delicious cuisine, the Sapore Italiano Ristorante is a local favorite. It provides dinners with a peaceful dining environment as well as mouth-watering homemade pasta. For those looking for fine dining, the Wakuriya is an upscale Michelin-star Japanese restaurant featuring a variety of dinner choices and phenomenal service.
Things to Do
Although the area is residential, when it comes to things to do, Hillsborough has plenty of options.
The Hillsborough Concours D'Elegance is a yearly tradition of celebrating automotive design and engineering. This event provides a forum for vintage car owners to display their stunning and prized vehicles, as well as compete for recognition against other automobile enthusiasts.
For those wanting to explore the town, the Signature Kitchen Tour is a self-guided tour that showcases some of the most gorgeous and inspiring homes in Hillsborough. At the same time, the Hillsborough Memorial Day Event is an annual parade that starts at Town Hall and allows guests to listen to great music and enjoy delicious food vendors.
For outdoor adventure fun, the Sawyer Camp Trail is a six-mile paved trail located in the San Andreas Fault rift valley near Hillsborough and the San Mateo Highlands. This popular path is partially wooded, offers fantastic views of the Crystal Springs Reservoir and San Andreas Lake, and is perfect for those searching for peace as they explore the great outdoors.
Hillsborough is well known for its top-notch schools that are a leader in educating the whole child in innovative learning environments. Some of the more well-known educational facilities here include:
Hillsborough's Crocker Middle School, Grades 6-8
The Bridge School, Grades PreK-4
The Nueva School, Grades PreK-12
Crystal Springs Uplands School, Grades 6-12