California is home to many of the country’s most sought-after ZIP codes and real estate. From bustling centers of innovation to small rural communities, California holds many of the top places to live and their dream homes do not disappoint. Listed are a few attractive communities in California and a featured home from each.
Known as Silicon Valley’s own ‘Beverly Hills’, Atherton is Forbes’ most expensive ZIP code (94027) for the second year in a row.
In its six square miles of town, Atherton is a small residential and rural community covered with native live oaks, bays, redwoods, cedars, and pines among others. It has approximately 2,500 households and almost 7,000 people with a median age of 48.2 years.
Being in close proximity to Cupertino, Mountain View, and Menlo Park, it is no surprise that Atherton is such a wonderful place to live with companies based so closeby.
A real estate firm in the area has boasted of selling nearly $500 million worth of real estate for tech moguls. Owner of the firm, Ken DeLeon, says that Atherton is undergoing a construction boom with 12,000-square-foot homes going up, and going up fast.
It makes sense that so many people want to live in Atherton with its rural and prestigious community.
As the birthplace of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, culturally and politically aware and involved. The city itself is more than 100 years old and has about 61,200 residents.
Residents also have a lot of pride in their city and many neighborhood organizations contribute to its historic and upscale residential and commercial areas. With strong pride in their amazing city accompanied by beautiful homes, who wouldn’t love living here?
Another fabulous place to live, Rolling Hills is a private, gated community located atop the hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in California. It maintains an equestrian, or ranch-style, environment.
With only three square miles of space and a population of 1,860 people, Rolling Hills is a small tight-knit community. The minimum lot size is one acre with an average lot size of 2.7 acres. A home like the one pictured can be found in Rolling Hills and it might also be another indicator of why its residents enjoy where they live.
Rancho Santa Fe
In north San Diego County, Rancho Santa Fe can be found just four miles from the ocean. Its residents also share an interest in natural landscapes and enthusiasm for equestrian activities, much like that of the Rolling Hills community. Its rich history paints the community with strong ties to the landscape and its preservation and maintenance.
Rancho Santa Fe has a population of about 3,100 people and is noted as one of the highest income communities in the United States with a population over 1,000. It is home to many gated communities and luxury homes.
The home above is recently listed with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths in Rancho Del Lago. For more information on this listing, click here.
These cities and communities are held in high esteem by their members and aspiring members as well. Beautiful homes scattered up and down California are indicative of the different lifestyles its people live. From equestrian rural communities to thriving business centers, California is one amazing place to live.