Located in the Bay Area and situated about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, Belmont is known for its wooded hills, spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, stretches of open space, and secluded neighborhoods.
A former bedroom community, Belmont has since become one of the most coveted addresses in the Bay Area. The reason? The community’s fine collection of luxury properties.
Overview of Belmont
A part of San Mateo County, Belmont has a population of over 28,300 spread across 4.64 square miles. Some of the nearby communities include Redwood City, San Carlos, and San Mateo. Belmont’s hilly terrain is because of its location along the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Before becoming incorporated in 1926, Belmont used to be part of the larger Rancho de las Pulgas, which used to be owned by José Darío Argüello back in the 18th century.
One of the best things about Belmont (which came from the Italian phrase bel monte) is its abundance of lovely parks. These include Hidden Canyon, which has plenty of open space and trails, and Cipriani Park and Dog Park.
In order to safeguard the health of Belmont’s residents and visitors, the city prohibits smoking in public. That includes local businesses and multi-family residences. Because of this, you’ll have your fill of fresh, clean air almost anywhere in Belmont.
Highlights of the locale
- Belmont Farmers’ Market–Held every week at South Caltrain Parking Lot off El Camino Real, the Belmont Farmers’ Market is where residents get to pick up fresh and locally-grown fruits and vegetables, breads, and pastries, among others.Apart from shopping, the farmers’ market also features kid-friendly activities and food pop-ups.
- Waterdog Lake Park–Also known as the John Brooks Memorial Open Space, Water Dog Lake Park is a dog-friendly area with several hiking trails.
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