The City of Trees, Burlingame, has a population of 28,806, according to the 2010 US Census, and 18,000 trees.  With top schools from Kindergarten through senior high school, it’s a great place to raise a family with a community very willing to support... Read More »


The town of Hillsborough, was formed when members of the Burlingame Country Club decided that the Village of Burlingame was becoming too commercial.  It sits on land that was part of Rancho San Mateo, William Davis Merry Howard’s vast property that... Read More »

San Mateo

San Mateo is the largest city in our immediate area, with 91,601 people living there according to the 2010 census.  It features some of the most affordable homes around as well as some of the most expensive.  The northern most part of the city, where... Read More »

Foster City

Known as the City of Blue Lagoons, Foster City’s lagoons were built to resolve an engineering problem when the city was first being developed.  Foster City is located on land originally known as Brewer’s Island, which was originally marshland that... Read More »


In 1864, William Chapman Ralston, one of the Silver kings and a founder of the Bank of California, purchased a large ranch in Belmont and built the first ranch house.  He went on to build a huge mansion, which is still standing today as part of Notre... Read More »


The city of Millbrae is named for  Darius Ogden Mills, a rich financier who founded the Bank of California and bought land from the Sanchez family to build his country estate.  The Scott’s refer to a “brea” as rolling hills, and Mills turned... Read More »