Belmont

Once known as the United States chrysanthemum center.

Welcome to Belmont 

Lush open spaces and ample serenity define this San Mateo County beauty


Founded in the 19th century and once known as the United States chrysanthemum center, Belmont's lovely and intimate city has evolved from a stagecoach station to one of the most desirable places to call home on the San Francisco Peninsula. Its prime location between San Francisco and San Jose renders it a leading spot for urban professionals, retirees, and families who want to be near the action of Northern California’s two largest and most exciting cities but just far enough away to enjoy an abundance of tranquility. 

When it comes to Belmont, CA real estate, immense and elegant single-family residences and architectural masterpieces line the streets, while a bounty of green, untouched areas gives the city a woodsy, rural feel. Add splendid views of the San Francisco Bay and proximity to an array of outstanding restaurants, bars, and boutiques, and you can see why homes in this city are among the most coveted on the Peninsula.

What to Love

 
  • Ideal for commuters
  • A mild, nearly perfect climate
  • Access to a bounty of outdoor recreation
  • Home to several award-winning schools
  • Residential neighborhoods with a variety of Belmont, CA homes for sale to choose from

Local Lifestyle - Living in Belmont, CA


Belmont is one of the smallest and most prestigious zip codes on the Peninsula. As such, the city has a warm and hospitable, tight-knit ambiance. This is the sort of city where you’ll be acquainted with your neighbors and fellow residents — if not by name, then surely by car (and their friendly wave). 

The lifestyle Belmont, CA affords its residents makes it a natural fit for those who relish a more leisurely pace of life, and you’ll often see other Belmont residents spending time at one of the town’s 14 public parks or biking, hiking, or strolling along its 331 acres of trails and open space.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment in Belmont


Belmont, CA is home to a terrific mix of upscale and relaxed eateries.
The Iron Gate officially falls into the former camp. The swank, white tablecloth venue specializes in continental French cuisine with an eye toward locally-sourced ingredients. Prawns and scallops bordelaise, vegetable crepes florentine, and steak Diane flambe are some of their irresistible dishes.

Vivace Ristorante is another community favorite. Superb Italian fare takes center stage at this opulent eatery, where wood walls and a beautiful bar provide a wonderful sense of coziness. Here, you can start with creamy polenta, share a plate of gnocchi, and indulge in a slice of tiramisu. 

Date nights are best enjoyed at Iberia, a buzzy hotspot known for its Spanish cuisine, or at a table for two at nearby San Carlos’s acclaimed Town, a hip restaurant and bar in a historic building famed for its wood-fired rotisserie chicken, “baseball cut” filet mignon, and epic cocktails. 

Things to Do in Belmont


Whether you call yourself an avid surfer, a devoted golfer, or a passionate shopper, Belmont, and its neighboring cities feature nearly every activity imaginable.
Twin Pines Park is a gorgeous spot for a picnic or a walk, while Waterdog Lake & Open Space has an excellent network of trails.

Less than 20 minutes from Belmont, you’ll also find the Filoli Historic House & Garden in Woodside. This stunning property boasts one of the most extraordinary botanical gardens in the Golden State. And when you’re in the mood to peruse luxury goods in a thrilling setting, San Francisco’s Union Square is just a short commute away.

Schools


The
Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District serves the families of Belmont. A few of the top schools in the area include:
 
 

Overview for Belmont, CA

36,611 people live in Belmont, where the median age is 40.3 and the average individual income is $85,204.64. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

36,611

Total Population

40.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$85,204.64

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Belmont, CA

Belmont has 13,907 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Belmont do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 36,611 people call Belmont home. The population density is 4,636.88 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

36,611

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.3

Median Age

50.01 / 49.99%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
13,907

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$85,204.64

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Belmont, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Belmont. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Belmont Oaks Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Ralston Intermediate
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Cipriani Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Charles Armstrong School
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
Gloria Dei Lutheran Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Notre Dame Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Notre Dame High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Central Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Serendipity School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Nesbit Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5

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