The Highlands neighborhood in San Mateo, California is a westernmost area of uniquely developed enclaves and homes. It is also considered by many to be the most architecturally unique area on the San Francisco Peninsula. You see, San Mateo Highlands real estate includes a collection of about 900 homes that was conceived and built by developer, Joseph Eichler. He built them in the 1960s, and each has a signature modern feel, with an open floorplan. Floor plans range from about 1,600 to over 2,000 sq. ft. They typically include large family and great rooms, with eat-in kitchens. Master bedrooms are also large. When people view The Highlands homes for sale, they often find other unique features like a central atria. The atria is surrounded by walls of glass from living areas and hallways. Unique features also include larger than average lots for the San Mateo area. Some lots back up to open green spaces. Some put homes in locations ideal for views of Crystal Springs Reservoir, the Santa Cruz Mountains and even San Francisco Bay. Plenty of lots are aligned with cul-de-sacs that provide homes with added space and privacy.
Original Eichler homes are all one level. Although, some of these have been upgraded by homeowners with a 2nd story. Whatever their level of features and luxury, they all sit nestled in a spread out, removed location. At the same time, they put residents close to every convenience, attraction and job center. San Mateo Highlands real estate is so close to the I-280 and the I-92 corridors, it only takes about 25 minutes to get around nearly everywhere in San Mateo County and Silicon Valley.
A small group of homes differ from the Eichler style at the bottom of Bunker Hill Rd. in the neighborhood. These homes were built by Whitecliff and are large two stories. The Highlands homes for sale in this enclave may often back up to lush open areas and have 2,000 to over 3,000 sq. ft. of living space.
Highlands Elementary School and Highlands Recreation Center are focal points that bring more quality and value to life in this San Mateo County real estate market. The school is rated in the top two of San Mateo elementary schools. The recreation center is easy to access for residents and includes tennis courts, an olympic style swimming pool and baby pool. Quality of life in an upscale neighborhood is easy to access with San Mateo highlands real estate.
Baywood Park edges most of the neighborhood, while one side is edged by the I-280 and Crystal Springs Reservoir. Homes have prized qualities of prime location and architectural excellence. Find out more about them. Get details on The Highlands homes for sale below. Make your next move in San Mateo to The Highlands. Contact me for full details on any properties in San Mateo County.