Welcome to Belmont
A woodsy escape with privacy and a quirky, eclectic atmosphere
Belmont is perched in San Mateo County, an expansive, tranquil city that sprawls out in a relaxed style. Panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay framed by its wooded hills make up this small city’s iconic quiet, beautiful atmosphere. Aptly named, for Belmont is a play on the French beaumont, meaning beautiful mountains, the area is unique in that its downtown is more spread out than most Peninsula cities. With a more private, quiet day-to-day, Belmont is ideal for those seeking access to modern urban locales and luxuries while maintaining a peaceful, relaxed lifestyle.
A smaller city in terms of San Mateo County, Belmont nonetheless holds its own when it comes to opportunity and architecture. Home styles and sizes vary, and while single-family homes are most common, there are a number of multi-unit properties throughout the area as well. Historic homes, modern smart houses, and more can be found in this quirky city.
Things to Love
- Community-oriented city; lots of events and annual festivals for all to enjoy
- Emphasis on nature and lots of green space around
- Beautiful, quiet surroundings made up of winding roads, open spaces, attractive homes
- Home to shopping centers and other activities
- Great array of restaurants and eateries
- Great educational opportunities
Covered by a gentle, quiet atmosphere, the sometimes-eccentric vibe of Belmont is delightful. Winding and expansive, there’s more space here than many California cities, which residents take full advantage of. Healthy living is a favorite, not to mention environmentally-conscious options. Belmont residents take pride in their community’s clean air and natural surroundings. With a suburban feel and only 28,000 residents, it's no wonder this destination is easy-going. Despite the area’s somewhat unique vibe, it is only a short drive from many other major metropolitan destinations, giving the city convenient access to amenities.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Belmont is known for its natural beauty and quiet atmosphere, but that’s not to say the city is lacking in restaurants and shops. Local favorites and delicious destinations await throughout the tree-lined streets of Belmont.
Catching a game with your buddies or enjoying the breezy, temperate California weather has never been easier, thanks to Vivace Ristorante
. Complete with full TVs and delicious Italian dishes served in a warm, wood-heavy atmosphere, you can’t go wrong spending your evening here. For a different slice of comfort food, head over to the Tavern at Water Dog Landing — more often known as Waterdog Tavern
. Airy interiors and new American fare, both elevated by a smidge of sophistication, await within its walls.
Considered the best grocer in all of Silicon Valley, Lunardi’s Markets
is the place to go for any new recipe, weekly trip, or specific ingredient. Fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and household staples are all available there. And, for the veggie-heavy menu lovers, Falafelle
is perfect. Boasting cozy surroundings with a vegetarian menu, the restaurant focuses on falafel and provides many vegan options.
Things to Do
From the great outdoors to cultural extravaganzas, Belmont is bursting with things to do all year long. Constant great weather, a caring community, and more mean that this small city has more than its fair share of activity.
If the tavern before wasn’t enough to convince you, then the natural gorgeous outdoors of Waterdog Lake
will be. Complete with breathtaking views, pleasant nature trails, dog-friendly spots, and more, this outdoor oasis defines Belmont’s dedication to green spaces.
Even more athletics can be found at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course
, where joggers, serious runners, and those along for the ride can all mingle and exercise in the great outdoors from sunrise to sunset. On the other hand, this smaller, scenic park
is centrally located in Belmont to allow park-goers of all ages to enjoy its picnic areas, playground, and natural beauty.