4.4 out of 10


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Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+


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

"As Overpriced as a Starbucks Mocha"

Like getting an espresso at a Starbucks, look to pay about twice as much for a home here in Capuchino than you would for a comparable home in the East Bay. This neighborhood dates back to the 1940s and 1950s and the homes are typical of that period: They are smaller homes (between 1000 and 2000 sq. ft. for the most part) and not really very flashy.

Now the homes here are pretty well kept. One gets the sense that the residents take care of their neighborhood, which given the price they paid, is not surprising. Homes here run between $500K and $850K which though not high for the Peninsula is definitely high for a neighborhood with homes which are so old and small. I personally think it is crazy to pay this much for one these homes, when you can buy a much newer and bigger home in the East Bay for less.

That said, I do like what people have done with their front yards here, keeping what feels like period specific decorations. It feels a lot like how one’s grandparents might have kept this neighborhood. Hedges, well-trimmed topiary, colorful bushes, decorative fencing and the occasional shady overarching tree branches make each home have its own individual flare.

Capuchino is also home to Capuchino High School, home of the Mustangs whose most famous alumni is Suzzanne Somers of Three’s Company fame. It is a strong school, like most of the schools in the area.

Overall a nice residential neighborhood, though way, way, way overpriced.
  • Nicely Kept Older Homes
  • Good Schools
  • Small Homes
  • Way Overpriced
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5

"Small, modest community quarters"

Capuchino is a small Millbrae neighborhood situated close to the San Francisco International Airport. The district is located along the San Francisco peninsula and within a 5 minute drive of the bay. Yet, there’s nothing else too exciting about this area. It is exclusively residential and encompasses about a dozen windy neighborhood blocks. It’s mostly an older community, perfect for middle-class retirees with its modest at best suburban aesthetics.

If you travel along the flat suburban streets, you’ll come across a variety of adequate, run-of-the-mill residences. Homes are small, boxy and mostly one-story in size. They are situated on small, squarish properties (petite, usually well-manicured front yards) with thin driveways leading up to one-car garages. In fact, most residents have to settle for parking on the street. Neighborhood blocks are somewhat quaint, but rarely visited. It’s almost the model of suburban anonymity. However, there are a couple nice, two-story homes clumped along Juanita Avenue and Lomita Avenue.

For young families, Capuchino High School is just across the street from Park Boulevard (not within the district’s confines). It is actually a public school within San Bruno but doesn’t garner much of a reputation. Elsewhere you can find Green Hills Country Club. The private, members-only club is considered one of San Francisco Peninsula’s “hidden gems.” For more recreation, Sweeney Ridge lies across Interstate 280. The area is a national park and is home to the San Andreas Lake and acres of woodland hiking trails.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees

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