Peninsula Communities

Burlingame | Menlo Park | Palo Alto | San Bruno | San Carlos | San Mateo





Burlingame Avenue at night. Burlingame, SF Bay area, California, USAKnown as “The City of Trees”, the lovely city of Burlingame is a beautiful representation of San Mateo County. The city offers two downtown centers for residents to dine and shop which play host to several family-oriented events throughout the year. From the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Parade to Music and Movies in the Park throughout the year, there is never a dull moment in Burlingame. Burlingame even has a weekly farmers market where you can buy fresh, local produce.

Part of the San Mateo Unified High School District, Burlingame High School, is the only public high school in Burlingame and continues to be a cornerstone of the community. Burlingame is also home to some of the top elementary and middle schools on the peninsula.

Public transportation is abundant, offering two Caltrain stops as well as the final BART stop located just on the city’s northern border. Additionally, four highways run through the city proper, giving residents quick access to San Francisco, San Jose and across the water to the East Bay. If you suffer from wanderlust, fear not, the San Francisco International Airport is positioned just a couple miles north of Burlingame.

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Menlo Park

Menlo PArkSituated just outside its borders lies Stanford University, one of the country’s most prestigious higher learning establishments. This may explain why Menlo Park is one of the US’ most educated cities. To add to the affluence of Menlo Park, a large number of venture-capital firms are located along Sand Hill Road as well as large corporations like Facebook.

The typical Menlo Park home is priced well above the Bay Area average. That’s not to say you don’t get your money’s worth. Menlo Park has some of the top-rated schools in the nation as well as a cohesive and friendly community. Its tree-lined streets, lively downtown, and pristine parks make Menlo Park one of the more desirable places to live on the Peninsula.

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Palo Alto

Palo AltoConsidered by many to be the liveliest city in all of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto has something for everyone. Excellent shopping, a plethora of restaurants, parks and movie theaters, are just a small sample of what Palo Alto has to offer. Education is also at the forefront of all Palo Alto has to offer. With Stanford University as its academic cornerstone, Palo Alto schools are among the highest rated in the nation. Parents are also enthusiastic about and involved in the schools, as evidenced by the schools’ large and interactive student bodies.

Each neighborhood in Palo Alto has its own unique flavor. Residents of Palo Alto choose to live there both because of the exciting energy that fills the city and the vast array of options for how to spend their time.  Whether you want to take a break and have your mind be at ease in one of the city’s many beautiful parks or satisfy your foodie craving onUniversity Avenue, Palo Alto will never leave you wondering what to do with your time.

Palo Alto has all the benefits of living in San Francisco without the City’s congestion. Because of its strictly enforced building codes, Palo Alto is actually known as the ‘greenest’ city in the South Bay. Whether you prefer spending your time outdoors, indoors, at restaurants or strolling the streets of a lively downtown area, Palo Alto is the place for you.

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San Bruno

San BrunoPart of San Mateo County, the city of San Bruno is known as an airport city as it lies adjacent to the San Francisco International Airport. San Bruno is very popular among commuters with both BART and Caltrain lines running through the city, giving residents easy access to the entire Bay area via public transit. Residents of San Bruno homes attend the San Bruno Park School District and the San Mateo Union High School District and use the Peninsula Library System and several Community Colleges. This city has more than 15 public parks including its own City Park andJunipero Serra County Park. Tanforan Shopping Center is a wonderful place to shop or catch a movie with friends and family. The center also offers a wide variety of restaurants that are sure to satisfy any palate. On a clear day, a hike up to the top of San Bruno Mountain is rewarded with sweeping views of the Peninsula and even downtown San Francisco.

The homes in San Bruno vary in size and shape. Homes closer to Highway-101 tend to be slightly smaller in both living space and lot size; but, as one heads westward, homes generally increase in both size and home value. Given Marshall Realty’s principal presence in San Bruno, familiarity with the hyper-local San Bruno real estate market is second nature for our real estate professionals. Stop by and we would be happy to show you a number of homes in the area that are suited for your needs.

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San Carlos

San Carlos“The City of Good Living” as it’s known, is sure to bring about that exact feeling whether it is your first or one-hundredth visit to this charming town. Its top rated public schools and lovely downtown area make San Carlos an ideal place to settle down. There are enough shops, cafes and restaurants to keep anyone entertained. Once a year, in October, the town hosts the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire, where local merchants and artists will set up booths along the streets of the downtown area. San Carlos even has its own small craft airport, along with the Hiller Aviation Museum, where you can take flying lessons or check out generations of old planes.

You’ll find a wide array of homes ranging from quaint two bedrooms to large beautiful homes perched on the hillsides giving residents sweeping views of the bay. There are even some stunning luxury condos very near to downtown San Carlos. To top it all off, residents of San Carlos typically enjoy many more sunny days throughout the year than some of the cities further up the peninsula.

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San Mateo

San MateoSan Mateo is quite the city to live in and has just about everything you could ask for in a suburb: a bustling downtown with a seemingly endless supply of restaurants and shops, beautifully kept parks and a diversity of neighborhoods. The city boasts two massive shopping centers (Hillsdale and Bridgepointe), a twelve-screen movie theater and a 9-hole golf course just outside of the city limits. Coyote point, located along the bay at the northern end of town, is rich with activity with a sprawling picnic area and park, access to windsurfing, a private marina and a science and wildlife center.

The housing and neighborhoods offered in San Mateo are just as diverse as the city’s attractions. From starter homes in upcoming neighborhoods out by the bay to multi-million dollar estates in the cities more affluent neighborhoods, you are sure to find a home that fits any budget.

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Burlingame | Menlo Park | Palo Alto | San Bruno | San Carlos | San Mateo