Hillsborough is an exclusively residential town with large single family homes on at least half an acre.
Hillsborough is an exclusively residential town with large single family homes on at least half an acre. There are no condos, townhomes or apartments in Hillsborough. This town borders Burlingame and they share the same zip code. Property is expensive in Hillsborough although homes close to Highway 280 can be less expensive.
Hillsborough residents like to keep it rural and as you drive through the maze of streets often you’ll come across deer strolling along. There are no sidewalks and it often gets windy in the afternoon. The town incorporated in 1910 but large estates existed since the 1860’s. The town has excellent award-winning public schools. If you want shopping and restaurants you will have to travel to the neighboring city of Burlingame.
The town has an interesting history mainly concerning the silver and railway barons. Check out the Carolands built by Harriet Pullman Carolan, heiress to the Pullman railway. Skyfarm neighborhood built by William H. Crocker, grandson of Charles Crocker, one of the Big Four railroad magnates. Tobin Clark Estates designed by architect David Adler for Mrs. Celia Tobin Clark, one of the most prominent families of the early twentieth century. The Western White House, commissioned by George Randolph Hearst, son of William Randolph Hearst and designed by Julia Morgan. Sidney Bazett Residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, and I could go on.
Hillsborough homes begin at around $3 million for a fixer-upper with the most expensive home in the $40 millions. If you like a temperate climate, some wind, privacy and the best schools this is the place for you. We know Hillsborough and look forward to taking you on a tour of the town. Call Mary or Robert.