Presenting the Peninsula at its Finest

Peninsula Luxury: Hillsborough, Atherton, Woodside & Beyond

The San Francisco Peninsula, historically a bastion of the most innovative minds and entrepreneurial spirits, defines one of the most affluent places in the world to call home.

From the nostalgic days of the Gold Rush and railroad barons, to the boom of high-tech, biotech, venture capital, private equity, and social media, the Bay Area has reinvented itself myriad times...always leading the country and the globe in financial and cultural influence.

While the source of wealth may change over the decades, the iconic suburbs of the Peninsula remain largely the same. With just a mention of their names, few towns in the country can exude such connotations of wealth and elegance as Hillsborough, Atherton, and Woodside.

Burlingame Country Club, Hillsborough CA Hillsborough (incorporated 1910) maintains its sense of privacy, history, and architectural grandeur. Nestled amidst Lower North Hillsborough mansions, the legendary Burlingame Country Club is esteemed as one of the country's oldest and most exclusive private clubs. Neighboring Burlingame celebrated its Centennial in 2008, still thriving as the quintessential “small town” suburb of San Francisco with one of the Bay Area's favorite upscale downtowns.

Atherton (incorporated 1923) preserves its secluded luxury on gated, 1-acre parcels. Woodside (incorporated 1956), born as an 1800s logging outpost, now quietly prospers as the country estate hideaway of many top flight executives basking in a near-perfect climate. In year 2013, equine-friendly Woodside quietly recorded a sale at $117,500,000 on legendary Mountain Home Road, one of the largest single-family sales in American history. Portola Valley (incorporated 1964) and Los Altos Hills (incorporated 1956) each showcase grand homes from bucolic orchard-like terrains with sweeping views above San Francisco Bay. Like Woodside, Los Altos Hills has occupied the One-Hundred Million Dollar Club for a single-family residence in recent years.

The San Francisco Peninsula lifestyle can be experienced in all its diverse beauty within 30 minutes of wherever you are. Whether you are strategizing on Sand Hill Road or lunching in Burlingame, a 30 minute drive (give or take) of your choice will get you into downtown San Francisco...Palo Alto,,,Stanford..seaside hamlets along the Pacific coast...or two international airports... and all the rich culture, titanic business centers, and pristine nature in between. “Cosmopolitan Chic Meets Village Charm!” And when the weekend rolls around, world-class getaways of Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Pebble Beach, and Carmel-by-the-Sea are within very reasonable driving distances. Welcome home! -Article by Geoffrey Nelson


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