7.0 out of 10

College

37.4768454759116 -122.260369919282
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice Hilly Place to Live"

These large hillside homes can fetch over $1 million when they are not on the market for foreclosure. You can find some real beauties up here, with hardwood decks, large Jacuzzi like bath tubs, and wine cellars. It’s that kind of a neighborhood. When you are driving up here you are often not quite aware of just how big some of these homes actually are. That is because the roads up here are very windy, narrow and blocked by tree cover. This offers the residents a bit of cover for their luxurious life styles.

Now the roads up here are narrow and there are not any sidewalks so this is in no way a walkable neighborhood if you are into that.

There is a little town area here where you can do things like get gas, or put someone up for the night at the local “inn”. There is a taco place and a strip mall at this location as well. It isn’t super fancy but it does have the air of authenticity about it.
Schools, of course, are great and crime is low. Overall this is really nice neighborhood, well worth it if you have the means.
Pros
  • Big Homes
  • Great Views
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • Expensive
  • A Bit Removed from the Action
  • No Sidewalks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
2yrs+

"Isolated suburban anonymity"

College isn’t really known for much. Its middle to upper middle-class community quarters can be appealing for some, while others think its rather dreary isolation make it the model of suburban anonymity. Aesthetically speaking, the neighborhood is somewhat leafy with houses hidden by the bushy landscape and roads swerving around throngs of oak trees. The district is also exclusively residential, which can make for a long drive into downtown Redwood City for of your shopping needs. But its one big plus is that the district grants quick access to Highway 280, a perfect sacrifice for long distance commuters.

There is nothing too exciting about the neighborhood of College. For one, the district is a fairly isolated. It sits along the vast rolling savannah grasslands that tend to dominate the northern limits of Emerald Lake Hills. As a result, homes are situated on a number of different inclines with all different variations of style and size. Properties are, however, pretty sizable while nicer, more luxurious residences are situated closer to Edgewood Road. Many of these homes are priced above $1 million. But if you trek towards the southern end of the neighborhood, you can have your pick of cheaper, but more drab, suburban homes with only mildly aesthetic street side landscaping.

For the outdoorsy type, the district is patly within the vast natural preserves that hug Highway 280. Its closest natural preserve is that of Edwood County Park. Some see it as a wonderful hiking and site seeing spot, while others see it as a deserted grassland that you were only forced to visit as part of a class field trip. In any case, the grassland is readily accessible to the local community.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers

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