Hillsborough is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hillsborough is one of the wealthiest communities in America and has the highest income of places in the United States with populations of at least 10,000. It is located 17 miles south of San Francisco on the San Francisco Peninsula, bordered by Burlingame to the north, San Mateo to the east, Highlands-Baywood Park to the south, and Interstate 280 to the west. The population was 10,825 at the 2010 census. The town is served by Hillsborough City School District. Hillsborough's landscape is dominated by large homes; the city enforces a 2,500-square-foot minimum house size and minimum lot size of 0.5 acres to preserve exclusivity. As a result, there are no apartments, condominiums or townhouses in the city limits; however, it is not unusual for the homes along the eastern edge of Hillsborough to face condominiums in neighboring Burlingame, sharing the ZIP code 94010. Hillsborough has a median home price of over $3.8 million.
Notable Residents:
  • Alyssa Campanella - Miss California USA 2011
  • Jackie Speier - A prominent member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 12th district
  • Bing Crosby - raised his second family in Hillsborough
  • Patty Hearst - Heiress of the Hearst Newspaper fortune
  • Alicia Silverstone - Hollywood Actress
  • Tyson Beckford - Male Supermodel
  • Jenny Craig - American weight loss guru and founder of Jenny Craig, Inc
  • Martin Yan - famous Chinese chef, and star of his cooking show "Yan Can Cook", lives with his family in Hillsborough
  • William H. Crocker - founded and then later became the president of Crocker National Bank. Crocker also chaired the Panama-Pacific Exposition Committee and SE Community Chest, and was a key member of the committee that built the San Francisco Opera House and Veterans Building. Crocker was the founder of Crocker Middle School
  • William Randolph Hearst I - a leading newspaper publisher and son of self-made millionaire George Hearst
  • Brigitte Lin -Taiwanese actress
  • Lucio Tan - Businessman
  • Jerry McNeil -An American songwriter and musician, notably playing for The Whispers R&B Group
  • George Tupou V - King of Tonga
  • Ricky Henderson -Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball Player
  • Greg Maddux - Former Major League Baseball Player
  • Troy Tulowitzki - Major League Baseball Player
  • Andre Ethier - Major League Baseball Player
  • Barry Bonds - Former Major League Baseball Player
  • J.T Snow - Former Major League Baseball Player
  • Pat Burrell - Major League Baseball Player
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