Belmont is a wonderful, serene town with a rural feel and a destination for families. Most of the streets do not have sidewalks, and since much of the town is built amidst the hills, many homes offer extraordinary views of the peninsula. Belmont boasts four parks, and is mostly made up of homes and retail stores. The town’s heritage harks back to William Ralston, the founder of the Bank of California and builder of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, who built his masterful summer residence, Ralston Hall, at the current site of Notre Dame University.
Verdant, hilly setting; great hiking and outdoor space at Hidden Canyon and Water Dog Lake
Abundant middle-range housing inventory — many properties with views
Positioned between highways 101 and 280 commute corridors and has a downtown CalTrain station
Highly-rated public schools
Ralston was offered to have the town of Modesto named after him, but at a Spanish ceremony he declined, and a Spanish lady dubbed him muy modesto, or very modest, and that is how the town got its name. To see a high resolution map of the image above, click here.
Working with Raziel was great. I've known him for a few years and when it was time for me to sell my home, I did not hesitate to contact him. From the initial meeting to the close of escrow, he and his team were so knowledgeable and on top of their game. Raziel is always quick to respond if I had any questions or concerns. To be honest, I had a few stressful moments, but was always put at ease which I appreciated. And I cannot forget mentioning his amazing team! Because of them I fell in love with my place all over again, from the staging, to the marketing, to the photography. Once my place sold (within two weeks), it was a bittersweet moment, but I'm thankful that it went to the right buyer and the experience overall was very pleasant.