A little over 23,000 people live in Millbrae, California. Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, 15 miles south of San Francisco and San Francisco International Airport is located immediately adjacent to Millbrae, whose growth is linked to transportation. In the 1940s a hilltop was shaved away to produce landfill for the expanding San Francisco Airport. The BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station can whisk its residents to the City by the Bay quickly and efficiently.
Downtown Millbrae is located along Broadway Avenue and has restaurants and mom and pop shops plus the always present Starbucks and Peets Coffee shops. The original Sixteen Mile House was a direct link to Millbrae’s early days, built as a rest stop in 1872 the building faced demolition but was moved to its current location on Broadway and serves today as a tavern and restaurant.
Green Hills Country Club provides a green belt in the center of the city that is the home of many animals, such as the red-tail fox, that otherwise would not be able to survive in the urban setting. The golf course was designed by famed golf course architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie who designed Augusta National,Cypress Point, Passatiempo, and many more.
Millbrae has a reputation for having some of the best schools in the Bay Area and is highly sought after for that reason. Prices are high and the homes west of El Camino and close to downtown are Spanish Style with smaller yards and frontage. As you drive up Trousdale Avenue from Burlingame into the Millbrae hills you will see sprawling California Ranchers some with fabulous views of the Bay and the San Francisco Airport runways most of them $2million or more. With only 6 main neighborhoods in Millbrae the least expensive area lies east of El Camino Real and runs along the railroad tracks with homes around $1.3m.
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