The City of Belmont is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, nearly equidistant between San Francisco and San Jose. Its population of nearly 26,000 is sprinkled throughout the level land and rolling hills that make up its picturesque 4.6 square mile area.
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Belmont enjoys the presence of 14 developed parks and 337 acres of open space for hiking, running and biking. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains 27 acres of city and school district-owned athletic fields, as well as a broad range of fitness and lifelong leaning programs for children, seniors and adults.
The town features two compelling commercial centers brimming with shopping and dining destinations. The Safeway Center on the corner of Ralston Avenue and El Camino Real is positioned just across from the Caltrain Station. It features several restaurants including Peet’s Coffee, Starbucks, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Jersey Mike’s Sandwiches and more. Just up Ralston
Avenue at the corner of Alameda de Las Pulgas, the Carlmont Village Shopping Center offers a diverse array of business including Safeway and Starbucks, Lunardi’s specialty grocery store, several restaurants, shops and amenities. The beloved Belmont Library is positioned a few blocks up the road. One need not travel far beyond this lively town center to accomplish a day’s errands. Its charming atmosphere is the icing on the cake!
Transportation in Burlingame is exceptionally convenient. The city is positioned just moments from San Francisco International Airport, with accessible Caltrain and BART stops, as well as five free shuttles that serve the city.
The City of Belmont is served by the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District and Sequoia Union High School District. Elementary schools include Central Elementary, Cipriani Elementary, Fox Elementary, Nesbit Elementary, Redwood Shores Elementary and Sandpiper Elementary. Public school students move on to Ralston Middle School and Carlmont High, both California Distinguished Schools. Belmont offers several private education alternatives as well. Charles Armstrong School specializes in language-based learning differences. Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) is a K-8 Catholic Elementary School, and Notre Dame High School provides a Catholic high school option for girls. Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is located on Ralston Avenue and is home to beautiful Ralston Hall, a historic landmark in the heart of its idyllic campus.