Under the sea and above land: Millbrae is home to the Aquarium of the Bay
Located in San Mateo County just west of San Francisco Bay lies Millbrae. With just over 21,500 people, this bustling city has a fantastic location! Millbrae is host to a gorgeous Mediterranean climate. Winters tend to be wet and cool while the summers are usually mild and dry. This climate is typical of northern California and one of the greatest draws. With the San Andreas Lake flanking the western edge and the San Francisco Bay to the northwest, you almost always have a cool breeze flowing across town. Millbrae, as a city, might not please everybody, but the locals adore it, adopt it and make it their own!
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Moving to Millbrae
To prepare for your upcoming search and subsequent move, it's helpful to keep the following topics under consideration: how far you are willing to commute; personal needs for your space (all bills paid, washer/dryer connections, covered parking, how many bedrooms, length of lease, month to month); documents needed for moving and where to find them (we suggest a handy dandy folder); a budget for deposits, fees, first and last months rent, and utilities; whether or not you'll need a realtor or agent; and a time frame allowing you to find and secure the perfect place.
Millbrae Ave./ S Ashton Ave.: Stretching from I-280 towards S. Magnolia Avenue, this swanky neighborhood offers everything from resort-style complex living in two-bedroom apartments to adorable bungalows and large stand-alone homes. If you love living near the Bay, you are in luck! San Francisco Bay lies a few minutes to the west and San Andreas Lake is just across I-280!
Hillcrest Blvd./ Vista Grande: The neighborhood to the south of Millbrae Ave. & S. Ashton Ave. is a densely populated urban community with a relaxed, coastal vibe. If you lean towards colorful one-, two- or three-bedroom row houses, this area might be just the place for you!
Millbrae Meadows: With San Andreas Lake to the east and Green Hills Country Club to the west, this fashionably quaint neighborhood is perfect for those wanting to feel secluded while living an urban lifestyle. Are you looking for medium- to large-size homes or apartments? If so, this area will pique your interest. The beauty and sheer curb appeal of rental properties here make signing that lease easier than you think.
Magnolia Ave./ Taylor Blvd.: This neighborhood combines a diverse combination of row houses and studio apartments for rent, with some older stand-alone beauties, as well as uber modern high-rise complexes. Living in this diverse area means you will never have a dull day: peaceful, yes, dull, no! This sweet community comes complete with a Trader Joe's, so shopping is never a hassle.
Lomita Ave./ Santa Florita Ave.: With the San Francisco Airport only a 20-minute drive to the west and San Andreas Lake 10 minutes to the east, this location is perfect for commuters. Green Hills Country Club is a favorite for those who worship their tee times, and Junipero Serra County Park is a favorite for hiking or biking along its trails. Get your gear and get active with your new neighbors!
City Center: This beautiful coastal neighborhood is defined by its sweet, colorful row houses and apartment complexes. There are also some stand-alone homes to choose from, and if you enjoy older styles of architecture, you will be especially pleased with this area. The allure of the area is palpable, but what seems to attract people the most is the elegant architecture and layout of the neighborhood itself.