Hillsborough, California 

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+7.4% since 2020

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9.5 / 7.4

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Best Places to Live in Hillsborough, California

Hillsborough, California is a small town located in San Mateo County. With its beautiful hills and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Hillsborough is a great destination for nature lovers. Here visitors can find plenty of outdoor activities such as biking, fishing, and canoeing or explore the area's many hiking trails. Hillsborough also has a rich heritage, with historic landmarks like Crystal Springs Reservoir and Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia providing fun and interesting insights into the area's past. With its charming downtown street-scene and abundant recreational opportunities, Hillsborough is an ideal spot for those seeking relaxation amidst California's natural beauty. Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
State: California
County: San Mateo County
Metro Area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area
City: Hillsborough
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: 504.4% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

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Hillsborough, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Year round climate
Attractive setting
Arts & culture
Soft economy
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What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


The unemployment rate in Hillsborough is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hillsborough jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Hillsborough's cost of living is 504.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Hillsborough's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Hillsborough, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, San Mateo county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 77.9% to 20.2%. More Voting Stats

Hillsborough's population is 11,390 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 29.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Hillsborough is Real Estate: $4,931,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.6%.

Hillsborough public schools spend $15,024 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Hillsborough. More Education

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Housing Market in Hillsborough

It's a good time to buy in Hillsborough. Home Appreciation is up 8.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Hillsborough is $4,931,200.
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