Belmont

belmontAlthough Originally inhabitated by the Ohlone Indian tribe, Belmont was first explored and settled by Spanish missionaries. Its history is closely linked with that of William C. Ralston who in 1867 built his grand summer residence in the city, now aptly named Ralston Hall inside Notre Dame de Namur Unversity’s campus. Much of the city lies nestled along the rolling foothills which give spectacular views of the peninsula. The city offers an amazing set of natural parks, including the locally famous “Water Dog Lake,” where residents come to watch their canine friends frolic in the water. The city retains the charm of a smaller town while still having strong ties to the spirit of the Sillicon Valley, with technology giant Oracle’s headquarters located just a stone’s throw away.

 

Incorporated 1926
County San Mateo
Population 26,147
Median Home Sale Price Aug 2013 $1,071,000
Total Area 4.63 sq miles
Website http://www.belmont.gov/