7.0 out of 10

Green Hills / Millwood

Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Millbrae
37.6083611938508 -122.40486458637
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Pancakes, Golf Balls and Good Schools"

Just east of the country club and south of Capuchino High, Green Hills is one of the nicer kept 1940’s era neighborhoods in Millbrae. (Much of Millbrae dates from the 1940’s and early 50’s.) Capuchino High is actually in San Bruno and I think that only residents of San Bruno send their kids there. I think Mills High School is where Millbrae kids go, but I am not 100% sure about that.

Green Hills is also home to Green Hills Elementary and St. Dunstan’s Church and School as well as the local chapter of the LDS church. Green Hills is one of the strongest schools in Millbrae with tests scores consistently above the Millbrae average (which is itself above the California and national average). St. Dunstan’s is a Catholic, so it is not required to publicly post its scores. That said, locals seem to believe it is a good school and are satisfied with it as a religious alternative to public education.

The major commercial area in Green Hills, as throughout most of the Peninsula, is El Camino Real. That is where you will find Millbrae Pancake House which doubles as a historic landmark—it opened in 1959—and is a great spot to get some pancakes on the weekend. It is the kind of place that captures the spirit of Millbrae, a family oriented place with a sort of early 1960’s feel to it.

In terms of the residences here, you can roughly break the neighborhood up into two sections. On the southern end where the streets snake westward there are newer contemporary style homes, built in the 1970’s. They are all similar looking enough that it is clear they were built by the same company.

On the northern end of the neighborhood where the streets are straighter and are organized largely by quiet cul-de-sacs, the neighborhood is much more typical of Millbrae with homes dating back to the 1940’s.

The median price for a home in neighborhood is $800 k. There are also a few newer condos on the eastern end, which also are priced roughly in that range.

Overall this is a pretty nice neighborhood, though pretty overpriced in my opinion.
  • Good Schools
  • Millbrae Pancake House
  • Nicely Kept Houses
  • Overpriced
  • A Touch on the Bland Side on the South
  • Airport Noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5

"Green Hills private country club"

Green Hills/Millwood is a family-friendly, suburban neighborhood nestled within the greater San Francisco peninsula. More specifically, it’s residential quarters are wedged between El Camino Real and Green Hills Country Club. The district encompasses about a dozen neighborhood blocks grouped into smaller, sub-sections. These sub-sections are often surrounded by wood paneled fencing, making for secluded, rarely visited streets.

Green Hills/Millwood’s is almost exclusively residential and are made up of middle to upper-middle class aesthetics. Homes are modern looking and often located within larger housing developments. They are typically beige tinted, two stories in size (with large square feet) and an attached two-car garage. Properties are relatively small, but lay ground to nice, manicured house fronts and little gardens with trimmed bushes. Homes are also closely packed along wide, clean-cut roads with plenty of street parking to go around.

For outdoor recreation, Green Hills/Millwood incorporates the Green Hills Country Club. The private members-only club is considered a hidden gem within the San Francisco peninsula. The neighborhood is also within a 5-10 minute drive to the San Francisco International Airport, making it perfect for well-traveled residents. Commuters have a few options of getting to San Francisco. They can take Interstate 280 or US Route 101.

For young families, Capuchino High School anchors the northern edge of the neighborhood. It offers an attractive, reputable school which has also undergone a face-lift within recent years. Elsewhere, you can find Green Hills Elementary School. The school hosts a nice baseball field to its back.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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