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Mid South

Some Representative Streets: Bates Road, Black Mountain Road, Culebra, Link Road, Longview, Ridgeway, Via Delizia, Victor Park Lane, Vista, West Santa Inez (upper), Whitwell


Established grandeur discreetly sheathed amidst forested serenity and winding drives. Gentle elevations begin rising up into the hills where a confluence of country lanes meander in lovely asymmetry. Two Hillsborough public parks are located in this area: Crossroads Park, established 2003 on the site of an abandoned water tank (essentially a “sitting” park with gardens and benches) and the fabulous family destination of Vista Park, renovated in 2005 complete with playing field, children’s playground, picnic benches and arbor.

Appeal for Residents and Homeseekers:

A fabulous park for kids! While not known for its public parks, Hillsborough excels with the wonderful ambiance of centrally located Vista Park. Many streets such as Vista, parts of Black Mountain, Culebra, and Link are within walking distance of this park. Younger kids will start soccer here, and there is also playground and picnic tables. Mid South connects easily to Highway 280 via Black Mountain Road, and also transitions into Lower North and Burlingame via the thoroughfare of Hillsborough Blvd. Stunning architecture is also on display in Mid South, including many timeless Spanish Colonials, Mediterraneans, Tudors, and East Coast classics.


Potentially Adverse Aspects for Residents and Homeseekers:

Watch those street signs! Mid South is a bit notorious for its circuitous and winding country roads. Guests may do some double takes on their GPS to arrive for the first time. The location may be just far enough up the hill to make a walk into downtown Burlingame or San Mateo prohibitive.


Historic Notes:

One of Hillsborough’s largest legacy estates, the circa-1920s compound of lumber baron Arthur Dale King, is discreetly walled, anchoring about the border point of Mid South and Lower South. This home at 835 Chiltern Road is incidentally on the market for $43,888,000. Mid South is also home to one of only three Hillsborough properties on the National Register of Historic Places: The modernist Hoffman House by Richard Neutra on La Cuesta Road. The other two Hillsborough homes on the National Register are the Caroloands Chateau and La Dolphine (Newhall) at 1761 Manor Drive which was listed on the Register in 2007.


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