Cummings Moving Company – Movers in Hillsborough, CA
QUAINT FACT The minimum size for lots in Hillsborough is one-half acre and homes are required to be a minimum of 2500 square feet. There are no sidewalks, streetlights, apartments, condos, townhomes or businesses in town. The Nueva School and Crystal Springs Uplands School are both on what were once grand estates – in fact, they still are quite grand!
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WEATHER & CLIMATE The average high in December is 60F and the warmest month is September. To out of state visitors, the peak temperature of 78F is a dream – to locals, it is normal. Hillsborough is considered to have a Mediterranean climate. The Santa Cruz Mountains (to the west) keep much of the winter rain and summer fog over on the coast. On average, Hillsborough has 307 days of glorious sun.
VISIT HILLSBOROUGH This is a great place to visit if you are looking for a scenic and hilly drive on roads that are notoriously challenging to navigate – especially at night. If you have ever driven just West of San Mateo trying to get to I-280 only to find yourself lost in the woods, you are likely in Hillsborough. A beautiful place to be lost!
LIVE IN HILLSBOROUGH This is a small community – made up of 6.23 square miles and close to 11,000 people. The four public and three private schools are highly regarded and top–ranked – as in “the #1 school district in California.” Live here if you love large homes and can afford the real estate. With no commercial zoning there are no businesses within the town limits. While many in Hillsborough own horses, much of the horseback riding is done in Portola Valley, Woodside, along the coast or on private property. A few of notable residents that have called Hillsborough home: Bing Crosby, Jenny Craig, Alicia Silverstone and Martin Yan.
INDOORS & OUTDOORS Because Hillsborough is zoned for residential use and commercial businesses are not permitted, this is a place to enjoy the outdoors at its best. Keep in mind, most of the places you might like to see up-close are private residences or otherwise off limits. Below are a few things to do if you happen to find yourself in the area.
Crystal Springs Park & Camp Sawyer Trail
A wonderful place to run or bike with the kids. Much of what is here to enjoy is flat, paved, shady and beautiful. Inquiries, call 650-589-4294.
The park features a beautiful arbor, wheelchair accessible picnic tables, as well as separate play areas for young children and older kids. There is rubberized surfacing, exciting climbing rocks, and a huge play field. The large compass rose at the center of the park shows Hillsborough’s distance from other world landmarks and is a great conversation starter for the curious and world traveler alike.
If you find yourself on the guest list for an event at Carolands, make sure to attend because the Château is not offered for corporate or personal use. While Carolands accommodates 175 guests for receptions, dinners, concerts, seminars and lectures, only 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations are invited to inquire by contacting Carolands Foundation – a venue to keep in mind for your next charitable event.
Open Space – While the 259 acres of open space in Hillsborough, including Crocker Lake and Spencer Lake, cannot be sold and may not be developed, these areas are not open to the public. This land is to be preserved, undisturbed in its natural splendor. Take a deep breath and know it is there.
Flintstone House – If you have driven North on 280 you have seen it and wondered what on earth it is. The “Flintstone House” is a free-form, single-family home built in 1976 to showcase new building materials. It was designed by William Nicholson. This deep-orange, domed structure, dotted by small, round windows is here to be admired and enjoyed at a distance. Now that you know what it’s called you can look for it online.
Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance
Something fabulous to do once a year and not to be missed! At the Crystal Springs Golf Course you will find this event that both celebrated and honors “excellence in automotive design and engineering.” – Labor of love since 1956, is the longest continually running Concours in the world. Here you will find Vintage and classic cars of all makes and models – touring cars, racing cars and more.
Classes & Activities at Hillsborough Recreation
From flag football, to golf, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, math, knitting, dance, choreography, engineering club, yoga and Mah Jong – there are plenty of indoor/outdoor classes and activities to keep everyone busy and engaged. Call 650-342-5439
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