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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Hillsborough is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 11,439. Hillsborough is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Hillsborough offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Hillsborough there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Hillsborough and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hillsborough are highly rated.
About Hillsborough...
Population
11,439

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Hillsborough Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    399.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    425.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Hillsborough

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
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Hillsborough Reviews

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I love the fact that Hillsborough is such a friendly place to live. All of the people are connected through a social media site called Nextdoor, and they people who post on the site are very active when it comes to warning their neighbors about stormy weather or recent break-ins.
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A nice community where people walk their dogs every night around the neighborhood and say hi to each other.
Even though I come from a small town south of San Francisco, there is a great community of people where everyone is interested in helping each other.