The city of Belmont is nestled between San Francisco and San Jose on the San Francisco Peninsula. It is a part of the San Francisco Bay Area and has a population of around 26,000. According to some, the name "Belmont" is a derivative of the Italian word "belmonte," which means "beautiful mountain." It earned that name because of the nearby mountain's symmetrically rounded eminence. A list of some of the employers that call Belmont home are the Volkswagen Group of America Electronics Research Lab, Safeway, Autobahn Motors, and Jameco Electronics. The city of Belmont has a history that can be traced back to 1850 when a man named Angelo built a hotel called “Angelo's Hotel.” This hotel would become the first official seat of San Mateo County. On September 7, 1926, a petition for the town's incorporation was submitted to the supervisors of San Mateo County.
Belmont, California, is surrounded by natural spaces - and this is what makes this area such a perfect place to own property. For outdoor lovers, there is Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve located in San Mateo County boasting 4,471 acres of open space dedicated to preserving nature's treasures. The preserve was established thanks to a 2 million dollar gift given by the Save-the-Redwoods League. It features numerous trails such as the Purisima Creek Trail and the wheelchair accessible Redwood Trail. Then there is the 366-acre Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve located in Redwood City. It also offers approximately six miles of trails that reach an elevation of 500 feet or more. In addition to that, San Jose is only 29 minutes (26 miles) away via US-101 South, while San Francisco is only 26 minutes (23 miles) away via US-101 North. This means you will have easy access to popular destinations such as the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo located at 748 Story Road in San Jose. This small 16-acre zoo and amusement park feature a puppet theater, animal hospital, education center, rides and structures for toddlers to play on, carousel, and roller coaster. Some of the exhibits include a petting zoo, animal barn, "parallel play area" for children, and Fossa Exhibit.
Influenced by various architectural trends throughout history and from around the world, Californian architecture is some of the most multifarious in the United States. While shopping for a house in Belmont, you will find plans that include Ranch, Italianate, Dutch Colonial, English Colonial, Tudor, Bungalows, Classical, Contemporary, and more. Homes in Belmont offer unique features that include granite countertops, hardwood floors, hardwood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, gas starter fireplaces, and recessed lighting. Additionally, Belmont properties range in size from 1,140 square feet to 3,450 square feet, while offering anywhere from two bedrooms, one bath to five bedrooms, four bathrooms. In addition to that, there are numerous apartments, townhouses, and condominiums for sale in Santa Clara as well. Furthermore, for those wanting to build a home here, you can find some lots for sale in Santa Clara. If you're interested in knowing more about available properties in Santa Clara, please contact us today for more information.
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