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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Belmont is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 27,110. Belmont is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Belmont offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Belmont there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Belmont and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Belmont are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,174,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,913
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Belmont Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    99
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,084.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Belmont

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$125,958
National
$55,322

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Belmont Reviews

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Belmont is an amazing town! It is conveniently located halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, making it an easy commute to work in either direction. The public schools are top-rate, but there are also plenty of independent and religious private schools in the area if desired. People are kind and supportive of one another, and the city doesn't have the same air of pretentiousness or exclusivity that seems commonplace in some of the other Bay Area cities. Access to buses and trains is quick and convenient, plus entrances to highways 92 and 101 are also available within city limits. The town also has several beautiful and well-maintained parks and a college campus- Notre Dame de Namur, plus several small shopping centers stocked with cute restaurants and eateries. The high real estate prices that have grown to be typical of the Bay Area are unfortunate, because they surely keep Belmont an unattainable home for many individuals and families who simply can't afford it.
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Belmont is a great place to live, whether you're just starting a family or settling into retirement. It's small suburb, located between San Francisco and San Jose, making it a convenient and fun place to live. Not to mention, it's only a 20 minute drive to the beach. As a community member of Belmont my entire life, I experienced going to the reputable public neighborhood schools, and playing local recreational sports. Belmont is a very safe and welcoming area to live in, with many parks, hiking trails, rolling hills, landscapes and cityscapes. Some people have argued that it doesn't have a "Main Street downtown" however I like the small town feeling. Belmont has the qualities that I would for look to raise a family in the future.
Belmont has great schools, safe streets, and beautiful weather. It's extremely expensive, located between San Francisco and San Jose. People living here either bought their homes a long time ago, when buying here was affordable, or work for one of the hundreds of tech companies.