A tight-knit residential community.

Welcome to Hillsborough

A neighborhood rooted in timeless elegance

Unlike neighboring Peninsula towns with frontier origins, Hillsborough has always exuded refinement. Dubbed "the perfumed city" in 1910, its charm remains as rosy today. Initially destined to be part of Burlingame, Hillsborough's affluent residents, desiring exclusivity, voted for incorporation in 1910. Today, original estates like Carolands and Tobin Clark's "House-On-Hill" hold historical allure. City code, enforcing a minimum half-acre lot size, ensures spaciousness. No apartments or businesses clutter Hillsborough's landscape, preserving its rural charm per the founders' 1910 vision.

With just under 11,000 residents, Hillsborough concentrates on their well-being. Renowned schools, like West, East, North, and Crocker Middle School, underscore education's importance. The Hillsborough Schools Foundation, raising over $45 million since 1980, reflects the community's commitment.

In Hillsborough, "community" is more than a word; it's a way of life. From annual events like the Memorial Day Parade to everyday encounters on its tree-lined streets, residents embody this spirit. Passionate participation in local organizations and politics is the heartbeat of Hillsborough, where a cherished past seamlessly melds with an enriching present.

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