Welcome to Belmont
Belmont has emerged from its roots as an off-the-beaten-path bedroom community, to now commanding a presence as a luxury market in its own right. Unique in all of the Peninsula, Belmont circulates amidst rustic scenery, forested avenues, and meandering hills. Unlike other neighboring suburbs, there is not a “grid-like” layout of streets. Rather, the quiet lanes peacefully follow the contours and elevations of the topography. This provides a country ambiance, as well as some thrilling vistas above canyons, mountains, and Bay.
Belmont’s enviable location at the heart of the Peninsula keeps it just minutes away from business epicenters of technology, biotech, and social media. In one word, Belmont offers “balance:” Residents will be in touch with nature, yet within very easy commutes to Oracle, Gilead Sciences, Visa, or Facebook; there is a sense of secluded privacy, but also a social community pride that circulates around top-rated public schools such as Central Elementary, Ralston Middle, and Carlmont High. While there is not a traditional downtown, two central shopping districts include Carlmont Village and the Sixth Avenue district around El Camino and the Caltrain depot.
For 2018 prices ranged from $3,300,000 down to the lowest sale of $1,200,000, with 105 of the 192 total sales closing at $1,800,000 or higher. The average price per sq. ft. for Belmont in 2018 was $1,055. William Ralston, financier, and builder of the Palace Hotel entertained Presidents and business titans at the circa-1867 Ralston Hall, today a part of Notre Dame de Namur University.