6.2 out of 10

Broadmoor

Ranked 74th best city in California
37.6912730000513 -122.477720088314
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Bluffs and Breakers"

North of Pacifica and west of the San Bruno mountains, Broadmoor is a fairly upscale area with sea views on its Pacific shoulder.

Because of the look of the neighborhoods and homes in this area, you might think of it as Sunset District south. The homes are on smaller lots but very well kept and the gentle roll of the hills and intimately spaced homes make many of the neighborhoods feel classy in an old time sort of way. Much of the western end is situated—as the name of the neighborhood indicates—on a long broad moor that ends in the sharp drop of sandy bluffs, most of which you can’t see from street level, but whose coastal winds you can feel when you are in the neighborhood.

One of the nice features of Broadmoor is that several of its public parks are located just along these bluffs so that you can play within sight of the downs and hear the crashing of the waves below. (Don’t worry tall thick hedges protect the little ones from any dangerous foolishness in most cases.)

The small homes of the area go for around $500K which is about average for the Bay Area, though perhaps on the expensive side for such relatively small homes.

Overall, this is great little area to live if you can afford it. Close enough to the city to make commuting a breeze, far enough away where you can feel as if you are in your own personal coastal community.
Pros
  • Attractive Homes
  • Easy Commute to SF
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No Nightlife
  • Small Homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"A quiet city within a greater bustling city"

What was once a prosperous farmland, Broadmoor is now a saturated suburban development that stretches less than .5 square miles. It is officially an unincorporated area (it doesn’t lie within any designated administrative division), but it is entirely surrounded by Daly City, which is itself a busy metropolitan area. The city lives decently well off with a mixed population, split somewhat evenly between white, hispanic and asian residents.

Broadmoor is a pretty attractive, family-friendly environment. The neighborhood looks as if it came from 1950‘s suburbia, with two-story, stocky starter homes with attached garages tightly fitted along clean and calm streets. However, these streets are mostly thin, which can congest traffic and make street parking moderately tough. As for the relative appeal of Broadmoor, it sits on a small incline with streets slightly curving along the suburban landscape. Houses typically give way to small, neatly kept front lawns, with long cement walkways leading up to front porches and small trimmed hedges edging properties. With crime not a relative concern, the city is a good fit for up-and-coming families. If it’s in your price range, you’ll find homes for around $562,000, while median household incomes average just above $100,000. If you like the neighborhood, but can’t afford its modestly steep prices, a small batch of rough looking apartment buildings cluster the northeastern corner of Broadmoor.

There is hardly any commercial activity within the area, unless you count a neighborhood corner store here and there and a gas station. It’s closest location is Westlake Shopping Center which hosts a Trader Joe’s, Safeway and a couple other neighborhood shops. The area is also a very walkable. People can be seen taking their dogs out at every hour during the day and walking through the attractive community. Some even head down to the couple outdoor basketball courts and large grass area that skirts the northern edge of Broadmoor.

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3.5/5
"Part Residential, Part Commercial"
37.6919727361007 -122.4773034735

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