Overview

Map of Millbrae

Market Data

Population 22,703 (2014 estimate)

Single Family Homes Statistics

 201620152014
Number of Sales132152133
Average Days on Market251926
Average Sales Price$1,537,147$1,485,474$1,355,605
Median Sales Price$1,505,400$1,385,000$1,280,000
Median Price Per Sqft$851$810$712
% of List Price Received108%109%108%

Condominiums

 201620152014
Number of Sales244033
Average Days on Market352319
Average Sales Price$909,195$812,322$649,429
Median Sales Price$879,000$792,500$650,000
Median Price Per Sqft$694$609$589
% of List Price Received103%106%105%

Schools

Mills High School

400 Murchison Drive
Millbrae, CA 94030
Public District 9-12

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Green Hills Elementary School

401 Ludeman Lane
Millbrae, CA 94030
Public District K-5

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Meadows Elementary School

1101 Helen Drive
Millbrae, CA 94030
Public District K-5

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Spring Valley Elementary School

817 Murchison Drive
Millbrae, CA 94030
Public District K-5

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Taylor Middle School

850 Taylor Boulevard
Millbrae, CA 94030
Public District K-5

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St. Dunstan’s Elementary School

1150 Magnolia Avenue
Millbrae, CA 94030
Private K-8

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Millbrae History

Like many cities along the Peninsula, Millbrae was home to the Costano Indians, specifically the Ohlone Tribe. The tribe survived on shellfish from the San Francisco Bay, and hunting deer, rabbit and bear in the hills of Millbrae. Prior to that time, the Indians built their teepees and canoes from reeds gathered from the marshes and bay land that extended into what is present-day El Camino. During the 1800’s, the Spanish arrived. Jose’ Antonio Sanchez appeared at the age of 14 with his family. He shortly after joined the army at the Presidio and patrolled San Francisco to San Jose. Jose’ continued to serve when the Mexican Empire took over in 1822. After 45 years of service and he retired, and was generously paid with a Rancho Grant – Rancho Buri Buri, which extended from South San Francisco to Adeline Drive in Burlingame. Sanchez’s son inherited one-tenth of his father’s estate, the parcel which is now Millbrae. He sold 1500 acres to Darius Ogden Mills, gold rush entrepreneur, and for whom the city is named. As a Scotsman, Mills added “Brae,” meaning rolling hills. These were the humble beginnings of the now attractive and desirable city of Millbrae.

Millbrae’s growth has undeniably relied on the development of their transportation industry. From the beginning of the 20th century, streetcar traveled through Millbrae and linked San Francisco with the San Mateo Peninsula. In the 1940s a hilltop was flattened, and the landfill was used to expand San Francisco Airport. The airport received an “international” designation in 1954 with the completion of the Central Terminal. The Millbrae Intermodal Station serves as a major transit hub for the Peninsula, and connect the BART, Caltrain, and SamTrans networks. It is the largest intermodal station west of the Mississippi river and allows Peninsula residents easy and fast access to the city.

Millbrae residents are accustomed to the plush golf community at Green Hills Country Club. Providing an expansive green belt in the center of the city the course is home to many animals, such as the red-tail fox. THe course also posses the city’s only natural flowing creek. Millbrae remains as a quiet and relaxed suburban destination along the Peninsula. Residents are able to enjoy the expansive views of the hills, a downtown with a diverse number of restaurants, and convenient access to San Francisco.