6.2 out of 10

Parrott Drive Area

37.5442495594304 -122.34500813055
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Cheap homes for the Hillsborough prestige"

Although a somewhat affluent neighborhood, Parrot Drive Area doesn’t include much. It is situated right off Chrystal Springs Road and encompasses about 0.4 square miles of sparse residential terrain. In fact, it is one of the least populated neighborhoods in Hillsborough, with just under 500 residents calling Parrott Drive Area home. And demographically speaking, the community is largely of a white background (over 70%), with a somewhat sizable asian minority.

Parrott Drive Area is a pretty reclusive and exclusively residential neighborhood within the deep confines of the Hillsborough rolling hills. Homes are mixed between one and two stories, but maintain that mild luxury appeal. They are mostly in the style of 1950’s California ranch homes and Mission revivals, but vary in age (from 1940-1980). Houses also can afford about 9+ rooms of interior living space which calculates between 3,000-4,000 square feet. According to the 2010 US Census, median house values are upwards of $1.6 million, making them somewhat affordable as compared to other Hillsborough communities. Those that live within its quarters typically rake in about a $185,000 annual salary.

Aesthetically speaking, Parrott Drive Area sits on a pretty high elevation with some homes affording views of the rolling valleys that make up most of Hillsborough. If you drive along the few country lanes that the community actually has, you’ll find some expansive spaces of green foliage and brush land. But within the few pockets, you can find the sizable, gated-off properties (with beautiful landscaping) that the community actually consists of. As for its location, the district resides within close proximity to both Downtown San Mateo and the College of San Mateo.
Pros
  • Good Schools
  • Nice Homes
  • Quiet Street
Cons
  • A Bit Remote
  • Not Much Here
  • Very Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"For the Birds"

The Parrot Drive Area is mostly an undeveloped forest area. There are a couple of streets that creep up into it, and you do have a big mansion deep in this forested area, up on a hill. (I don’t know who lives there. But pretty much that is it for this neighborhood.)
Pros
  • Nice Homes
  • Good Schools
  • Quiet Street
Cons
  • Not Much Here
  • Very Expensive
  • A Bit Remote
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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