Hillsborough is situated 17 miles south of San Francisco on I-280 and El Camino Real, said to be part of “the most beautiful freeway in the world.” Some of the Bay Area’s most affluent folks live here, with one of the highest median household incomes in the country.
Real estate comes at a premium price due to the town’s minimum lot size requirement of one-half acre, and a minimum house size of 2,500 square feet. Ergo, there are no apartments or condominiums in Hillsborough. In fact, one of the national landmarks is the 65,000 square foot estate of Harriet Pullman Carolan, rumored to be the largest residence in the country.
Though the nature of the community is quite elite, there is a charming and welcoming aura in Hillsborough. The community is environmentally friendly and maintains a careful “think green” philosophy. Citizens are committed to preserving their home’s natural beauty, which is quite evident all around the town.