Rating 4.12 out of 5 60 reviews
Belmont is a great place to live. You have a feel of a little of everything. Quaint! Easy access to all freeways. Close to the ocean.
Great for families with children as Belmont provides a variety of strong education options. Some areas are nicer than others.
Overall, living in Belmont has been great. It is a great get away from the hustle and bustle of big cities like San Francisco or LA. And if you grow tired of the slow life, it's only a 30-40 minute drive to SF or Santa Cruz. For the most part, the schools and teachers really seem to care about the student's well being and scholastic success, and the students themselves are diverse and friendly. I have been a part of the Belmont education system since elementary school to high school, and there have been very little to no instances of bullying. Cyber-bullying is probably more prominent than physical, but it is still a relatively uncommon occurence, and school admins take swift action when it is reported to them. While the benefits far outweigh the cons, one of my biggest issue with Belmont is cost to live here. Affordability is a big one, and one that you'd think would drive people to the suburbs. However the exorbitant rates seen in NYC and SF seem to continue in Belmont.
Belmont is home to excellent public schools, family friendly lifestyles, and healthy living. Safety is a prime construct and is left at a great value.
I really like Belmont! It has great schools, restaurants, homes, and people. There are beautiful trails to enjoy the nature and Belmont always has great weather! I have lived in Belmont for 5 years, but have moved around a lot so I have many places to compare Belmont to and it is my favorite by far!
I've been living in Belmont for my whole life. I've spent my childhood here. Belmont is a beautiful city with very family-friendly neighbors. The beautiful views and amazing hills with bright green trees are perfect to go on a bike ride or walk with friends. The schools around are amazing! They provide all the resources you need and are at a very safe location. There are many job opportunities for teens in shopping centers around schools. House costing is a bit overpriced but worth living here with a huge loving community.
Belmont was a safe place to grow up with great weather and great schools. The people are very kind and it is common for people to smile at you as you walk down the street. However, there isn't much to do within the limits of the city itself, and it is not at all walkable. It is imperative that you drive a car if you live here, as the public transport is really only accessible from a certain areas of town. The weather is mild, with gentle winters and warm (but not hot) summers. One thing to be aware of is the cost of living, as everything from gas, rent, and food can be quite expensive.
I like Belmont because it is a safe community where everyone can find their place. Everyone is very nice and caring towards each other. The housing is nice, and there are a lot of opportunities to help the community as well.
There is not a lot of things to do in walking distance, everything is bunch up together. It does have a lot of shops and fast food in the area. Mainly like a retirement community or starting family-like community.
Although it is a small city, I like that I can go out at night and walk alone without feeling the need to have someone with me. The city could use a little more engagement but there are more favorable things about Belmont than there is to fix.
Very nice city with many things to do, parks, tennis and basketball courts, trails and other things that will appeal to many people. One of the problems with the city is that it is over populated, which causes alot of traffic. It is also a very expensive city to live in. Housing is also limited due to high demand.
I like that Belmont has very low crime and good people in the city, however there are so many people it is very over crowed which makes traffic a nightmare. It is also a very expensive city to live in. I also love all the schools in my district, even the public schools are really good for all students.
Belmont is a commuter bedroom btwn SF and SJ. Lots of green open space, hiking and biking trails, nature. Lots of close shopping at Hillsdale Mall and many supermarkets. Very convenient to Highways 92, 280 and 101. Many excellent public and private schools. Safe neighborhoods. Very quiet and little crime. Only minus, is that there is no downtown, and hilly so it is not a walking town. Also, it is a very small town. Neighbors generally keep to themselves.
Belmont is a very calm and average town for me in general. Commute isn't too hectic except the mornings on a weekday as many students rush to go to school. What I love about Belmont is the variety of places you can visit. There are many stores nearby at one's convenience and there are parks and some schools scattered around Belmont.
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.
Belmont is a lovely town, although can be too quiet at times. It is very clean and has many amenities. Close to several lakes and trails, but also in a convenient location on the Peninsula. There are unbeatable panoramic views of the Bay Area from certain points. Decent commute for jobs throughout the Peninsula.
Belmont is a perfect 30-minute drive north to San Francisco or 30-minute drive south to San Jose! It has a small town community feel but there is still a lot to do!