Welcome to the Bay Area!
Alain Pinel Realtors
Palo Alto has great weather and more cultural activities than the other cities, but Menlo Park is right next to Palo Alto so distance from a nice downtown area is not great. Resale in these areas is very strong. However, you might also want to look into Redwood Shores. It is very cool to be on the bay and the fog there is not anything like it is on the ocean.
This is a great place to be and I am sure you will love it.
From Orange County to San Mateo County - Better re-sale values are seen in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, and parts of Redwood City. The weather is great in all these cities ( with the exception along the 280 freeway in the Belmont / San Mateo area - tends to get foggy and windy here ) Burlingame and Millbrae have good re-sale as well but cooler climate. School Districts play a role in re-sale value as well.
Hope this information helps.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance -
Welcome to the Bay Area -
If you are looking for weather Redwood City has the Best in the West by Goverment Test! Resale should remain strong as long as you are in a good desirable area on the Peninsula. If you want more cultural aspects Burlingame, Menlo Park and Palo Alto may fit your needs. All are less than 30 minutes from Belmont and less than 45 minutes to the ocean. Let me know if you would like to discuss your needs further.
Belmont ..when you get into the hills of any of these communities you will have wind....regardless....
Redwood City has the older neighborhoods with classic Spanish style homes and also ranch & split level
styles in the Farm Hill area...Emerald Hills is a community with many different styles of homes and many
are newer...Pacific Ocean is 45 or less miles by Highway 92. No idea of your price range so this is
fairly general. Best wishes Donna Black 650 888-9314