Lakeview is one of the largest neighborhoods in Hillsborough

The neighborhood is located at Hillsborough’s western edge, and according to local lexicon is often referred to as “Upper Hillsborough”. It is also very convenient to Highway 280, and its streets are the gently curved lanes and cul-de-sacs predominant in subdivisions of the latter 20th Century.

There is no lake within Lakeview’s boundaries, but the neighborhood is in proximity to the Crystal Springs Reservoir, a pair of man-made lakes that cover what was once Laguna Grande Lake and the now-submerged resort town of Crystal Springs. Lakeview itself was sparsely populated into the 1950s, when the neighborhood was first subdivided for significant development.

After crossing the $4 million benchmark in 2021, Lakeview real estate continued its upward trajectory in 2022, finishing the year with an average home price of $4.841 million — 11% higher than in 2021. The average price per square foot, which crossed the $1,200 mark in 2021, continued to rise as well, landing at $1,259 for the year, an increase of 4.5% year-over-year. The news wasn’t all rosy for Hillsborough’s busiest real estate market, however; overall sales in Lakeview, while still the highest in Hillsborough, fell by 37.5% in 2022, from 32 in 2021 to 20 last year.

To view a detailed google map of the Lakeview neighborhood, click here.


  • Homes have bigger lots, measuring between a half-acre and an acre

  • Diverse styles of homes, including ranch-style homes and neo-traditional multi-story residences

  • Close proximity to Crystal Springs Reservoir and convenient Highway 280


  • Homes are smaller than those in surrounding neighborhood

  • 657


  • $4.08M

    Median Sale Price

  • $4.51M

    Average Sale Price

Pricing data based on single-family homes

Lakeview on the Map

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Schools & History


Lakeview is served by West Hillsborough Elementary, located in Carolands neighborhood. It’s about a 4 minute drive from Lakeview.

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 an 8-10 minute drive from Lakeview.

Hillsborough does not have its own public high school. Most residents attend San Mateo High School, located in San Mateo on North Delaware Street. To search a high school by a specific address using a School Locator, click here.


Lakeview was built out mostly between 1950 and 1980 – half of the homes sold in 2011 were built between 1971 and 1980 and about a third were constructed during the 1950s – and a few outliers. With its relatively inexpensive property costs, Lakeview attracts its share of buyers looking to “raze and rebuild.”

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