Hillsborough - Ryan Tract
“Ryan Tract neighborhood is lower Hillsborough’s most desirable location.”
Many of my colleagues would concur that the Ryan Tract is “lower Hillsborough’s most desirable location.” Ryan Tract is Hillsborough’s past and present come to life. Home to many of the town’s grand original estates, the neighborhood continues to be a destination for those seeking convenience (Ryan Tract is the Hillsborough neighborhood closest to Burlingame Avenue shopping and dining, the Burlingame Caltrain station and El Camino Real) and opulence. Ryan Tract real estate has a median price hovering around $5.5 million, placing it squarely at the highest of high ends.
Ryan Tract real estate includes some of Hillsborough’s most notable homes. Newhall Manor, one of the original “Burlingame Cottages,” built adjacent to the Burlingame Country Club in 1897, was recently on the market. So were a number of older homes, built around the turn of the 20th century, whose craftsmanship is unsurpassed, ranging in price between $4.8 and $7.2 million. That they are also located near amenities is a bonus.
Between five and 10 Ryan Tract properties sell each year, including post World War II homes built when land from the original estates was sold off and subdivided. Ryan Tract homes for sale include mid-century moderns, 1950s California ranchers, Tudors, Spanish-style villas and neo-traditional homes from the 1970s and 1980s. They sell for between $2.5 and $4 million and usually have more than 4,000 square feet of living space.
Not incidentally, the Hillsborough Town Hall, Police Department, and Central County Fire Department (a collaboration with Burlingame) is in Ryan Tract, at 1600 Floribunda Avenue at El Camino, a logical location. Where else should official Hillsborough business happen than in the “most desirable” part of town?
To view a detailed google map of the Ryan Tract neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 453.
- Arguably Hillsborough’s most desirable location
- Includes some of Hillsborough’s most notable homes
- Has many of town’s grand original estates
- Close proximity to Burlingame Avenue, shopping and dining, the Burlingame Caltrain station and El Camino Real
- One of the most high-priced neighborhoods in Hillsborough, with the median price around $5.5 million
Schools in the Neighborhood
Ryan Tract is served by North Hillsborough Elementary, located in the Country Manor neighborhood on Eucalyptus Avenue. It’s about a 12 minute walk from Ryan Tract.
There is one public middle school in Hillsborough, Crocker Middle School, which is located in the Country Club Manor neighborhood on Ralston Avenue. It’s about a 17 minute walk and a 4 minute drive from Ryan Tract and located next to North Hillsborough Elementary School.
Hillsborough does not have its own public high school. Burlingame High School, located in Burlingame on Margini Way is the closest school to Ryan Tract. The school is about a 6 minute drive. To search a high school by a specific address using a School Locator, click here.
As for Ryan Tract’s original estates, they met differing fates. During World War II Newhall Manor, once the home of the Spreckels family, served as a dining and entertainment hall for U.S. Army officers. Palatial la Dolphine, on Manor Drive, was razed in 1940, its ground subdivided, and Rose Court, still standing on Stacey Court, made a cameo appearance in the cult film “Harold and Maude” in 1971.