1. Glenmoor Gardens
Property prices: $1.29M+
Rental prices: $1,850 – $3,950
Distance to Downtown San Francisco: 55 minutes
A historic neighborhood that goes back to the 1950s, Glenmoor Gardens is comprised of ranch-style homes with huge backyard lots. Families find it attractive since there are also established schools nearby. This early, master-planned community also has its own parks and shops.
The properties in Glenmoor Gardens are mostly single-family homes, condos, apartments and townhomes. Residents enjoy their amenities. They have tennis courts, playgrounds, a swimming pool and a community center.
Amenities in Glenmoor Gardens:
- Glenmoor Elementary School
- Maloney Elementary School
- Centerville Junior High School
- Washington High School
- Meyer Park
- Central Park
- Country Way
- Black Bear Diner
- Khorasan Market
Property prices: $575K to $1.37M
Rental prices: $2,000 – $4,000
Distance to Downtown San Francisco: 61 minutes
Irvington neighborhood is a safe, friendly environment for those looking to raise a family. Several schools are accessible, as well as a multitude of recreational areas. The transportation options are abundant, although most residents have their own cars. Aside from that, a range of dining options is available within walking distance.
Most properties found in the Irvington district are medium-sized family homes that are designed to have 3 or more bedrooms. Apartment complexes and high-rise ones can also be found here. The structures date back to as late as the 1940s to as recent as the 1990s.
Amenities in Irvington:
- Grimmer Elementary School
- Durham Elementary School
- Walters Junior High School
- Irvington High School
- Starstruck Theatre
- Roamer’s Cocktail Lounge
- Mirchi Café and Masala Pizza
- Hopping Beans Café
- Myanmar Tea Garden
- The Spare Room
Property prices: $1.25M+
Rental prices: $2,400 – $4,000
Distance to Downtown San Francisco: 59 minutes
The Baylands neighborhood has a high livability score. Families choose to live here for its general safeness. The crime rate is lower than the average in California. The schools are also ranked high.
In terms of amenities, Baylands, a commercial hub, has excellent facilities, such as business parks. The majority of its residents are employed in the computer science and math industries, followed by management occupations and the business industry. Most are working in private firms.
Amenities in Baylands:
- James Leitch Elementary School
- Warm Springs Elementary School
- John M Horner Junior High School
- John F Kennedy High School
- Sno-Crave Tea House
- Dish N Dash
- Bob Sang Korean BBQ
- Soo Ja Fusion Bistro
- Blaze Fast – Fire’d Pizza
Property prices: $379K to $2M
Rental prices: $1,900 to $3,800
Distance to Downtown San Francisco: 68 minutes
Niles is a quaint community with traditional antique stores that line the streets. Events are frequently planned, such as car shows and garden tours. The neighborhood exudes a tranquil atmosphere. It’s also a pedestrian-friendly area, where restaurants are easy to walk to.
The heart of Niles District is the Niles Town Plaza, where one can see a depot building, an amphitheater and a water feature.
Amenities in Niles:
- Niles Elementary School
- Parkmont Elementary School
- Centerville Junior High
- Washington High School
- Skillet’z Café
- Mr. Mikey’s Country Store
- Devout Coffee
- Bronco Billy’s Pizza Palace
- The Nile Cafe
5. Mission Valley
Property prices: $840K to $2.89M
Rental prices: $1,800 to $4,600
Distance to Downtown San Francisco: 58 minutes
Mission Valley is perfect for families raising kids. The schools have excellent reputations and are easily accessible. Its proximity to Silicon Valley makes it attractive to live in for those who are employed there. The community is also welcoming and vibrant, holding various events in the neighborhood, such as potlucks and pool parties.
Properties available in Mission Valley are single-family homes, condos and townhomes.
Amenities in Mission Valley:
- Mission Valley Elementary School
- Joshua Chadbourne Elementary School
- William Hopkins Junior High School
- Mission San Jose High School
- Mission Ranch Shopping
- Yuki Japanese Restaurant
- Osumo Poke
- Tapioca Express
- Mission San Jose Park
- Mission Peak Regional Preserve