6.4 out of 10

Meadow Glen

37.602495522496 -122.402464942851
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Nice Homes, Boxy Apartment, and Fitness 24/7"

Meadow Glen in Millbrae is a long strip of a neighborhood, better known to me and my local friends as the location of the 24-Hour Fitness center.

Except on this eastern edge, however, most of the neighborhood is residential with homes dating from the early 1950s. Homes in Meadow Glen are pretty nicely kept, especially given their age. Each has a fairly unique look to it with hedges and unusual driveways occasionally. These tend to be on the smaller side in terms of floor space. (They average about 1300 feet in terms of space.)

The nicest spot is probably on the far western end of the neighborhood where it gets slightly hilly. The houses get somewhat bigger and newer on this end. There are some really nice wood shingled homes here with nice terraces and some Mediterranean style homes.

Home prices here range from $680 K to $950 K roughly, with the median price floating at about $750k-ish. About half the homes here are on sale due to foreclosure.

The southern end of the neighborhood is marked by Richmond Drive which is basically apartment row. These are mostly boxy apartments set up so that they look in on courtyard-like areas. They are okay as far as older style apartment buildings go. (There some slightly older, nicer looking ones down on Magnolia.)

On the eastern end by Broadway and El Camino Real, the neighborhood is basically a strip mall with a Kohls and the 24 hour fitness I mentioned earlier. There is a Safeway and a U-Haul and that sort of thing as well. There is also your usual quota of Asian restaurants, as is the wont in Millbrae.

Overall a pretty nice area, though overpriced as the Peninsula always is.
  • Nice Older Homes
  • Shopping Convenience
  • Good Schools
  • Ugly Boxy Apartments
  • Overpriced Home Prices
  • Airport Noise
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5

"Close to downtown Millbrae and Green Hills Country Club"

Located along the San Francisco peninsula, Meadow Glen is a firmly middle-class Millbrae neighborhood. It is a flat and skinny sliver of land located between Green Hills Country Club to the north and Richmond Drive to the south. The area itself is very small, only encompassing about .35 square miles of residential terrain. It is made up of about 3,000 residents, with the racial makeup somewhat of a melting pot. It’s breakdown is 50% white, 30% asian and 20% hispanic.

Meadow Glen’s quarters are almost exclusively residential (except for Broadway and El Camino Real). However, it doesn’t offer much except for middle-of-the-road community aesthetics. Houses are typically modern looking with some new housing developments sprinkled in certain sections of the neighborhood (nicer homes are often situated to the west). Many residences are attractive, two-story homes, with relatively large properties, but all too often packed closely together along the streets. And moreover, front yards are usually shallow but grassy and well-manicured. For numbers sake, the bulk of homes are priced between $750,000 to 1 million and some go for a couple million. As for renters, there are a couple two-story apartment complexes built along Richmond Drive. They don’t typically differ from their usual modest, plain-looking aesthetic and go for around $1,200 to $1,500/month.

For young families, Capuchino High School is located a couple blocks north of Meadow Glen’s limits. It’s highly rated across educational review websites, boasting a 4-out-of-5 stars on greatschools.org. There is also a neighborhood sports park which anchors the southern edge of Meadow Glen. The area is outfitted with two baseball fields and hosts a plethora of other youth sports programs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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