Included among Bowie Estate’s early 20th-century bungalows, 1940s ranchers and 1960s apartment buildings is an oddity at the neighborhood’s eastern edge. A one-block stretch of North Idaho Street is lined with grand, Spanish-style 1920s homes, completely in contrast with the neighborhood’s otherwise humble real estate inventory.
Outside of North Idaho Street, Bowie Estate homes for sale typically fall squarely into the “entry-level” market segment. Small two- and three-bedroom bungalows and ranchers dating from the 1920s and 1940s, some worse for the wear, can sell for less than $1 million, with properties listing in the $800 and $900,000 range. The neighborhood includes a smattering of Victorian homes and a few new townhouse complexes where homes begin at $600,000. The recent market run-up has introduced $1.5 million single-family homes to Bowie Estate, with the secondary benefit being that home sellers are adding high-end amenities to their once-modest properties before listing.
Bowie Estate has plenty to offer bargain-seeking homebuyers. It’s close to downtown and commute corridors and has perhaps the best collection of high-potential, moderate-asking price vintage homes in San Mateo. Buyers willing to do their homework may find what they’re looking for in Bowie Estate.
To view a detailed google map of the Eastern Addition neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 417.
Home Data per tax records
|Single Family Homes|
|1 Bedroom Homes||8|
|2 Bedroom Homes||234|
|3 Bedroom Homes||194|
|4 Bedroom Homes||49|
|5+ Bedroom Homes||25|
|Number of Sales||95|
|Percent List Price Received||106.2%|
|Median Sales Price||$750,000|
|Average Sale Price||$887,000|
|Lowest Sale Price||$325,000|
|Highest Sale Price||$1,925,000|