Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA

Population: 11,701 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Hillsdale has a Livability Score of 75/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Hillsdale crime rates are 6% higher than the San Mateo average
  • Cost of living in Hillsdale is 3% lower than the San Mateo average
  • Hillsdale real estate prices are 9% lower than the San Mateo average
  • Rental prices in Hillsdale are 12% higher than the San Mateo average

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      Top Rated Schools in Hillsdale

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Bay Meadows KindercarePK - KG12n/a
      George Hall Elementary SchoolKG - 5444n/a
      Fiesta Gardens International Elementary SchoolKG - 5535n/a
      The Nueva SchoolPK - 12836n/a
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      Hillsdale - Newly discovered shining diamond
      Hillsdale has long been a boring town back in 80's and 90's, however, the town has changed so much since 2010 and it's like a totally different neighborhood now. As of 2017, there are still lots of new developments happening in this community. San Mateo ranked #12 of top 100 best cities to live in 2015 and Hillsdale was the main driver behind the scene: http://www.sanmateoinsider.org/2015/09/san-mateo-named-one-of-the-best-places-to-live-in/ - Hillsdale mall is now updated to build Cenipolis luxury movie theater and Pin Strike bowling alley with lots of new dining options. - - The bay meadow phase 2 new development has completed 60-70% of its original plan at this point - apartments and town houses are built, and retail spaces are also built and now being leased. - Lots of clean new parks are newly built. - Kaiser Permanente hospital and San Mateo police station are also in the neighborhood. With the police station, the neighborhood became much safer. Lots of people actually walking on the street even at midnight. - Schools are also getting better over time. It's still not the best school neighborhood in the Bay Area but with the current development rate, I expect there will be a huge change in the near future for the educational performance as well. - New tech giants are located near the Hillsdale Caltrain station as well. Some improvement opportunities are: - The median housing price has increased dramatically with those new developments. However, it's not as expensive as Palo Alto yet. - Traffics near the Hillsdale 101 Exit. Lots of traffics flowing into Foster City through this exit, which makes the exit almost always congested. - Air quality sometimes does not seem as good as the old days due to a lot of new developments/ constructions.
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      Source: The Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).