Welcome to Millbrae
Exciting city in a wonderful location, adjacent to SFO International Airport and surrounded by stunning natural scenery.
Located beside San Francisco International Airport, the city of Millbrae has excellent access to the nearby city and a range of attractions including fascinating museums, sprawling county parks, and a lively downtown district with a great selection of shops and restaurants.
This diverse city sits at the southern edge of San Francisco, with the sought-after communities of Hillsborough and Burlingame to its south. Bayfront Park is a quiet waterfront stretch at the city’s eastern edge that provides spectacular views across the San Francisco Bay, while San Andreas Lake reservoir runs parallel to Millbrae’s western edge.
Millbrae hosts a variety of regular events throughout the year, including a Farmer’s Market each Saturday all year-round and an Art and Wine Festival that draws scores of visitors to the city each Labor Day weekend.
Millbrae’s proximity to the airport means the city is a major Bay Area transport hub, with the BART, CalTrain, and SamTrans rail networks all running through it. U.S. Route 101 and Interstate 280 run along either side of Millbrae, providing residents with easy access to San Francisco and San Jose.
Millbrae Real Estate Insights
Millbrae’s desirable location and charming mix of historic homes and modern developments means the city is very attractive to prospective buyers. Millbrae’s median sales price increased by 5% over the past twelve months, reaching $1,472,500, with an average price per square foot of $870.
People & Lifestyle
Broadway is the palm-tree lined heart of Millbrae. This vibrant downtown district boasts a fantastic range of shops and restaurants including a great selection of Asian restaurants.
Delicious Chinese food can be found at Tasty Place, Yi Yu Szechuan, and Shanghai Dumpling Shop, and Ipoh Garden serves fantastic Malaysian food. Other options include creative Hawaiian-style seafood dishes at Poke Lab Fish Bar and tasty Indian and Nepalese food in the laidback sports bar atmosphere of The Third Eye.
Shopping options are equally varied. Broadway’s Millbrae Shopping Square houses big box retailers such as Walgreen’s and Trader Joe’s, while numerous smaller independent businesses can be found along the downtown strip. Quaint antique stores and trendy interior design shops share space with unique niche stores such as The Sewing Machine Shop.
Millbrae is surrounded by beautiful open spaces. As its a reservoir used for drinking water, boating and watersports are prohibited at San Andreas Lake, adding to the tranquility of the many trails that run along the lake’s peaceful shores. Millbrae’s Central Park is another relaxing green space, with jungle gyms and play areas for children to enjoy.
Local families enjoy access to well-regarded public schools that consistently perform among the best in the state. Saint Dunstant’s private school is also located in Millbrae and provides education for grades K-8.
A town highlight, the annual extravaganza of the Labor Day weekend Arts and Wine Festival is an exciting event that brings live music acts and more than 250 arts and crafts stalls to the city along with a wide selection of international food stalls and outdoor bars serving craft beers, creative cocktails, and an extensive selection of locally-produced wine. This popular event brings many visitors to Millbrae and in 2020, the festival will be celebrating its 50th year.