4.3 out of 10

Airport Park

37.6103996321355 -122.399186140476
Great for
  • Internet Access
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Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Airport Noise and Ugly Apartments"

Airport Park, as the name implies pushes right up against a park next to SFO. So you should definitely expect some airport noise.

The neighborhood is mostly made up of apartments and hotels by El Camino and older single family homes on the east. On the western end of the neighborhood you can find a La Quinta Inn whose proximity to the airport and mid-level prices ($120/night) make it one of several nearby choices for travelers.

The apartments around here are pretty ugly, having that fairly typical 1970’s look to them. They are ugly and boxy and not very inviting. A one-bedroom will run you $1600/month. So about midlevel prices. (Overpriced in my opinion, given the airport noise and unappealing look of them.)

There are also some newer condos (dating from around 1980) which will run you around $300K. This price seems about right for this kind of condo given the airport noise.

The homes on the interior of the neighborhood are of the older early 50’s style Ranch homes. They look their age, unfortunately and, like most of these homes, are on the smaller side (1000 sq. ft.), although some come on much larger lots.
One of these will run you around $500K.

To add to the airport noise, there are also train tracks separating the neighborhood from Marina Vista Park, which is pretty much a wasted green space. It is fenced in and overgrown and has telephone wires and freeway overpasses on it. Despite this it would actually make a good spot for a play area for local kids, though I don’t get the feeling this will happen any time soon.

Schools here are above average, so it is a pretty good spot for raising kids, even if it does feel a bit run down.
Pros
  • Affordable Apartments
  • Close To Transportation Hubs
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • Small, Old Homes
  • Ugly Apartments
  • Airport Noise
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
2/5
2yrs+

"Loud airplanes and unattractive residences"

Purposely named Airport Park because of its proximity to the San Francisco International Airport, the district is not known for much. In fact, its hardly known at all. It’s a product of suburban anonymity within the northern limits of Millbrae, California. Geographically speaking, the neighborhood spans approximately two blocks (Landing Lane and San Anselmo Avenue) and encompasses part of the Marina Vista Park. It’s predominately residential, but with rough neighborhood aesthetics. You better bring your earmuffs too because most residents complain of loud airplane noises all throughout the day.

Airport Park’s flat residential quarters are nothing to brag about. Its overrun with one-story, middle to lower middle-class homes fitted on small properties. The housing architecture is a bit dated with a couple plain looking apartment buildings located along San Anselmo Avenue. There are a few residences who do take pretty good care of their homes and surrounding yards.

While it’s not the prettiest place to live, Airport Park is within two blocks of Capuchino High School. The school is rated 4-out-of-5 schools on greatschools.org. Within the neighborhood, young families have Millbrae Nursery School and Lomita Park Elementary School. Lomita also has an accompanying playground, a large grassy field and a baseball diamond. And for commuters, the Caltrain tracks skirt the eastern edge of the neighborhood while US Route 101 runs north to south.
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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