Perhaps more than any other Peninsula city, San Bruno aimed its post-World War II expansion at becoming a classic mid-century suburb. Crestmoor, with its curving residential streets and of-the-era mid-century homes (the majority of single-family homes in Crestmoor were built between 1950 and 1970), was this philosophy writ large. It was designed as a dream neighborhood for middle-class Americans looking to escape the city but still remain within easy commuting distance. With this as its goal, there is no way to describe Crestmoor as anything other than a success.
Crestmoor is quiet and removed, its often steep streets lined with mostly three-bedroom homes (they outnumber two and four bedroom homes by a ratio of two-to-one), some boasting panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. Homes come in a variety of styles, leaning heavily on California Mid-Century but with other, more traditional styles represented. It is exceedingly family-friendly, not only because of its access to the wilds of Crestmoor Canyon but also because its residents who, on average, have lived in their homes much longer than other San Bruno residents, have established traditions of community and neighborliness.
The changes coming to Crestmoor are both acute and inevitable. Acute because of new homes that continue to go up on Claremont, Earl and Glenview Drives to replace the ones lost in 2010; inevitable because the local population is aging, moving on, bringing a slew of new residents to the neighborhood. Those residents, when they arrive, will find that Crestmoor homes have appreciated many times over since their original owners purchased them. Crestmoor real estate has recently been very popular, driving prices up and well over the $1 million mark. Single-family homes sold this year have ranged in price from $1.088 to $1.65 million, with the majority closing escrow between $1.15 and $1.45 million, and sales have been brisk. Regardless of what change and Mother Nature’s best efforts can do, Crestmoor remains -- more so than ever -- a desirable place to live
Home Data per tax records
|Single Family Homes|
|1 Bedroom Homes||0|
|2 Bedroom Homes||0|
|3 Bedroom Homes||0|
|4 Bedroom Homes||0|
|5+ Bedroom Homes||0|
|Number of Sales||34|
|Percent List Price Received||104.1%|
|Median Sales Price||$1,413,000|
|Average Sale Price||$1,370,000|
|Lowest Sale Price||$515,000|
|Highest Sale Price||$1,900,000|