Belmont: At Home in the Hills
Belmont gets its name from the French words for “beautiful mountain.” Many homes, and locally famous Water Dog Lake Park, are situated on picturesque hills providing stunning views of San Francisco Bay.
Many fine homes built at the turn of the nineteenth century still stand, including Ralston Hall, built by Bank of California founder William Ralston and currently part of Notre Dame de Namur University, a Catholic, co-educational school that was the first college in California authorized to grant a bachelor’s degree to women.
Although Belmont is primarily residential and retail property, it is also home to the headquarters of Oracle Corporation. In addition to having its own CalTrain station, close proximity to Highways 101, 280, and 92 makes the city a prime destination for Bay Area professionals.