Ranked in the 99th percentile


  • Hillsborough is ranked #6 in California
  • Hillsborough is ranked #234 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • High Income per Capita
  • Low Crime Rates
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Hillsborough, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo861.67,067
Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto8514.63,530
Midtown, Palo Alto8515.310,437
University South, Palo Alto8413.73,639
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto8414.53,564
Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto8414.71,477
Professorville, Palo Alto8413.9811
Evergreen Park, Palo Alto8414.71,786

Best Cities Near Hillsborough, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Los Altos, CA8619.430,238
Los Altos Hills, CA8517.88,376
Mill Valley, CA8526.214,318
Kensington, CA8524.75,602
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hillsborough, CA85011,312
Monte Sereno, CA8529.93,514
Danville, CA8427.643,758
Sleepy Hollow, CA8433.82,275

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The Community Stands Together in Hillsborough, CA

I’ve lived in Hillsborough for 10 years. The cost of living is extremely expensive in Hillsbourough, but the low crime rates and safe neighborhoods make it well worth it in my mind. The weather is usually sunny even through out the winter, however; an occasional gust of wind comes into town every now and then. Within the community, people are very supportive of each other. The community really comes together during the hosted Summer Festivals. These festivals feature music, food and plenty of activities for the children. The nightlife here could be better, but many people choose to party and go to clubs in close nearby cities. The best areas in Hillsborough are along El Camino rd. El Camino, which passes through the nearby cities of San Mateo and Burlingame, has a long list of both high and low-end shops. Grocery and holiday shopping are a breeze due to the newly added set of freeways. The schools here are some of the best in the entire Bay Area. There is a wide selection of elementary and high schools to choose from.
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Source: The Hillsborough, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).