Belmont Homes For Sale & Real Estate
With a population of 26,000, Belmont is a tranquil residential community with a rich tapestry of many segments. You’ll find singles and married couple-families, with a predominant influx of tech-savvy Silicon Valley employees. There is still a solid contingent of older residents as the median age is 47. The decidedly small-town feel is enhanced by the beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay to the east and the lush mountain range to the west.
The Spanish colonization of Belmont lasted from 1769 to 1822, following which it was occupied by farmers, hostelers, merchants and brick manufacturers, among others. A prominent resident in the 1860s was a retired Italian army Colonel Cipriani; a boulevard and school in present-day Belmont are dedicated to him.
It wouldn’t be wrong to call the city eclectic, in large part due to the diverse architecture of its homes. You won’t find two similar-looking blocks when looking at homes for sale here. It is often difficult to distinguish between the different neighborhoods by simply looking at the architecture. Bay View Heights and Belmont Village are older neighborhoods with homes dating back to the 30’s; you can see Spanish Revival homes, modest-sized residences and small post WWII homes.
North of Ralston, the variation in architecture becomes more obvious, with post-war ranch-style homes and small bungalows from the 20’s sharing space with contemporary builds. In addition, the terrain is equally varied, from flat plains to precipitous cliffs. The rest of Belmont is mostly comprised of 3 or 4 bedroom homes in varying sizes and price ranges. Hallmark and Peninsula Foothills are Belmont’s upscale neighborhoods, with many homes bigger than 2,000 square feet, some even dating back to the 40’s. Many Belmont CA homes for sale offer majestic views of the San Francisco Bay.
A serene atmosphere, ample open space, a Farmer’s Market, beautiful views and a robust education system boasting very high test scores are just some of the highlights of Belmont. It attracts individuals and families seeking more interesting, less less cookie-cutter types of neighborhoods.