Welcome to Belmont
Beautiful laidback city with a intimate small-town ambiance.
With a name that means ‘beautiful mountain’ in French and Italian, the welcoming city of Belmont is a laidback corner of Silicon Valley that offers a small-town ambiance in a beautiful natural setting.
Surrounded by rolling hills and wide open spaces, this tranquil city is the perfect place to raise a family. Belmont boasts an exceptionally low crime rate and a fantastic public school system.
This quiet city is conveniently located for commuting to other parts of Silicon Valley and destinations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco can be reached in around thirty minutes via Caltrain, and San Jose is accessible in about forty-five minutes. The San Mateo Bridge makes it easy to travel from Belmont to destinations in East Bay.
Belmont Real Estate Insights
Belmont’s properties are a mixture of spacious single-family homes and modern townhomes and condominiums.
This is an in-demand community that has seen an 11% rise in the median sales price of properties over the past twelve months. The previous year saw the median sales price reach $1,610,000, with an average price per square foot of $941.
People & Lifestyle
In addition to being well-positioned for access to other areas of Silicon Valley, Belmont contains a number of technology-focused enterprises. Oracle is the largest local employer and their facility is nestled between the waters of Belmont Slough and Redwood Shores Lagoon. Other top employers include tech-orientated education group Cengage Learning and a Volskwagen Research Lab. Notre Dame de Namur University, a not-for-profit Catholic university, is also located in Belmont.
Belmont boasts a great selection of restaurants, with exciting new prospects opening frequently. Falafelle offers exquisite Middle Eastern and vegan fare and Ryoshin Sushi serves fantastic sashimi and sushi prepared by a master chef. The Farm House is a charming new eatery that serves delicious food in a casual setting.
Ralston Hall is a beautifully ornate Italianate Villa with unique Steamboat Gothic and Victorian flourishes, situated on the grounds of Notre Dame de Namur University. Ralston Hall’s lavish interior includes an opulent mirrored ballroom patterned after Versailles and an opera box modeled on Paris’s Opera Garnier. This beautiful historic building can be rented out for weddings and other private functions.
Belmont is noted for its progressive politics which includes some of the country’s strictest anti-smoking regulations. Belmont prohibits smoking inside all businesses and multi-story residential buildings.
There are numerous parks dotted throughout the city. Twin Pines Park offers an idyllic setting featuring a creek and several picnic areas and Waterdog Lake Park is noted for its trails and the gorgeous lake it was named after.
Local education is provided by the well-regarded Belmont-Redwood Shores School District and Sequoia Union High School District. Belmont’s public schools consistently rank among the best in California, and the city is also home to a number of private schools.
The laidback lifestyle and welcoming atmosphere of Belmont was recognized by a feature in Forbes listing it among “America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well.”