Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay, the oldest town in San Mateo County, is nestled between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. In 1874 the area known as Spanishtown officially became Half Moon Bay. The stagecoach stops at Purissima, Lobitas, and San Gregorio and the shipping wharves of Miramar and Pillar Point ensured that centralized Half Moon Bay was a thriving business community by the late 1800s.
Stroll downtown Half Moon Bay to catch a glimpse of our rich history: The bells of Half Moon Bay (corner of Main Street and Kelly Avenue); City Hall (501 Main Street); the two-cell jail (505 Johnston Street); the church and railroad depot (corner of Johnston and Miramontes). Downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bed and breakfast inns.
Our local beaches and parks can be accessed by pedestrians, bikes, and equestrians. Half Moon Bay and the coastside are home to numerous nurseries and farms. Our October Pumpkin Festival draws hundreds of thousands of people to the coast to enjoy its panoramic vistas, fine cuisine, arts, crafts, and hospitality.
Half Moon Bay homes for sale come in many varieties.
For a small town you may be surprised to find Half Moon Bay homes for sale in almost most any kind of neighborhood or style you desire, including condominiums, cabins, homes, or ranches.
You can find Half Moon Bay homes for sale in a wide variety of locations.
There are homes that come with acreage, (or parcels larger than the standard size lot of 50 feet by 100 feet) and even this acreage varies from usable for growing crops or gardens, and/or keeping livestock, to land or acreage that's steeper, less usable, but land that creates peace and privacy for its owner.
There are Half Moon Bay homes for sale that sit in quiet modest neighborhoods. Among these you can find homes for sale in conventional neighborhoods with sidewalks, bordering paved streets, or homes in more rural neighborhood settings with unpaved, or paved Streets, but without sidewalks or curbs, as well as some properties on unpaved roads or streets.
Even our exclusive, homes for sale range from homes with acreage, gated communities, or oceanfront.
While generally the prices go up for oceanfront, ocean access, and ocean views, you can still find homes for modest prices near enough to see or walk to the ocean. Half Moon Bay homes offer a range of locations.
Half Moon Bay homes can be located "close in," close to downtown, shopping, schools, or can be more remotely located away from the central activities,and feature privacy and quiet.
Half Moon Bay homes come in all states of repair. You can find homes in turn-key condition, ready to move into, those that just need cosmetic care such as paint and carpet, those that need new kitchen, bath or windows, or homes that require complete or major structural remodeling and repair. Half Moon Bay homes offer something for everyone in price ranges $300,000s to over $5,000,000.00.