7.1 out of 10

Meadows

37.6049394284972 -122.41898309958
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Very Nice and Out of the Way"

Meadows is the neighborhood just to the south of the Junipero Serra Park on the western end of Green Hills Country Club.

Ensconced as it is up in the hills near San Andreas Lake, Meadows is one of newer neighborhoods in Millbrae. Homes here largely date from late 50’s and early 60’s, though many have been significantly renovated. Of course, that means a fair number of Eichler houses—some really nice ones.

There are also a number of Ranch homes up here—except they are a little unusual because they are decorated with faux half timbering, as it they were Tudor cottages.

The price range for homes up here run from $775 K to $1.1 million with the median being $940K.

The schools here are strong as well.

This is definitely a car neighborhood, so you should definitely plan on having a car or two if you want to be able to get basic needs met.

One thing you certainly do not lack in this area is green spaces. From the country club on the east to Junipero Serra Park on the north and Meadows Park on the south, you will not lack green recreational areas here.

Overall, one of the nicer neighborhoods in Millbrae.
Pros
  • Nice Homes
  • Lots of Green Space
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • Car Culture
  • Expensive
  • No Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
2yrs+

"Country Club living"

Meadows is a firmly middle-class and family-friendly community within the greater San Francisco peninsula. It is a nice, orderly neighborhood with old, but picture perfect residences. Geographically speaking, the area is approximately 1 square mile of residential terrain with a dense population of just under 4,000. According to the 2010 US Census, the neighborhood is mostly white (taking up about 60%), while there is also a large asian minority.

Meadows as a whole is nestled along Highway 280, encompasses about a dozen residential streets and sits on a bit of an incline. If you’re driving along the neighborhood, you’ll come across wide streets, relatively well-maintained house fronts with manicured yards. Homes are mixed evenly between one and two-story residences, but are tightly clumped along residential streets. Some homes that are located on the hillside offer great vistas of the bay and the Millbrae suburbs. For numbers sake, houses are estimated at $750,000 to a couple million while median household incomes approach $100,000/year. If you’re renting, you’ll pay upwards $1,900/month.

For recreation, the Green Hills Country Club anchors the southwestern corner. The private, members-only club offers an 18-hole golf course and an elegant attached restaurant. Elsewhere, you can find Junipero Serra Country Club to the north. It’s a much cheaper option for those with a lighter wallet. Also, Sweeney Ridge and San Andreas Lake are located just across Interstate 280. The area provides locals with acres and acres of wooded hiking trails and panoramic views of the San Francisco peninsula. For youngsters, the Capuchino High School is located within close proximity. The school garners a good reputation across educational review boards and has undergone a transformation in recent years.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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