9.0 out of 10

Ryan Tract

37.5761632233001 -122.360779888323
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Blissful Country Club Living"

Located within lower Hillsborough, Ryan Tract is a high-end, firmly upper-class community with grand estates and massive properties. It is, however, a very small district, stretching about 0.3 square miles of sparse residential terrain. The area is also within close proximity to both Downtown Burlingame and El Camino Real, making it one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Hillsborough. And demographically speaking, the racial makeup of Ryan Tract is predominately white (about 75%), with a pretty sizable asian minority (20%).

Ryan Tract’s residential aesthetics come with everything you would want in a neighborhood. For starters, the district has plenty of house styles to choose from. In the 1950’s, the first California-style homes were being built just as the community itself was in development. Many of these homes still exist today, although many have been upgraded or added onto. In the years that follow, there have been waves of redevelopment, which include a number of 1970 and 1980 neo-traditional homes that come with a larger price tag. These larger, more luxurious homes are concentrated towards the center of the neighborhood (and closer to the country club). For the perspective resident, homes can run you up to $7 million, although the average listing price is just above $2 million. But I would suggest emptying your bank account for such luxurious accommodations.

Not only are homes eloquent in design, but so is just about the rest of Ryan Tract. As a whole, the neighborhood is pretty flat, with fairly leafy and lush residential quarters. The district also turns into a more woodsy neighborhood towards the westerly limits. Homes are usually situated on large, estate-like properties and sometimes protected by metal gates or thick walls. They tend to yield big grassy yards, elaborate gardens and driveways that run deep into lots.

If you’re looking into purchasing one of these luxury homes, I suggest you save up or have a well-paying job. The typical resident rakes in an annual income of $200,000, just above the city’s average. But it could be worth it considering you’ll be living the blissful country club life. In fact, the neighborhood itself curls around the prestigious Burlingame Country Club. The private club is ranked one of the top country clubs along the San Francisco peninsula. Also, you’ll be interested to know that you are minutes away from the San Francisco Bay and both Caltrain stations (Broadway and Burlingame). I don’t see it getting much better than this.
Pros
  • Attractie Older Homes
  • Close to Downtown
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Old Home Maintenance
  • Very Very Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice Older Hillsborough Neighborhood"

Ryan Tract is a little nook of a neighborhood just to the northeast of the Burlingame Golf Course. It is a pretty old neighborhood and you can find a number of homes that date back at least as far back as the Swinging 20’s. A lot of these are in the English Country Cottage style with the kind of Tudor timbering that makes it seem so old worldly.

These older homes are really well maintained and usually go for around $5 million—which seems to be the going rate for homes in Ryan Tract.

Overall this is pretty nice little Hillsborough neighborhood—if you can afford it, but of course, that goes without saying in Hillsborough.
Pros
  • Attractie Older Homes
  • Close to Downtown
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Very Very Expensive
  • Old Home Maintenance
  • A Bit Snooty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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