Introduction to Belmont, California
Belmont, California, in San Mateo county, is 3 miles NW of Redwood City, California (center to center) and 19 miles SE of San Francisco, California. The city is included in the San Francisco metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 25,123 people lived in Belmont.
The Ohlone Indians were the original inhabitants of the Belmont area, which was initially a part of Rancho de las Pulgas. One of Belmont's main roads, the Alameda de las Pulgas, is named after it. The San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company brought the first railroad service to Belmont in September 1863. The great earthquake of 1906 resulted in the widening of the town's horizons to become a part of a larger peninsula community. This eventually resulted in the rapid development of Belmont. Belmont was finally incorporated in 1926.
Belmont and nearby Attractions
- Belmont Branch San Mateo County Library
- Water Dog Lake
- Carlmont Village Shopping Center
- Twin Pines Park
- Belmont Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Belmont
The city of Belmont offers a huge range of entertainment possibilities that include the Half Moon Bay State Beach, a popular destination for all visitors. This beach has facilities for all kinds of games and here one can even stay in campgrounds overlooking the beach. The Aquarium of the Bay is an ideal place to take kids to as they can get a close up feel of the marine life. Also there is the Hiller Aviation Museum where exciting exhibits are displayed. One can also take a trip to the Water Dog Lake or visit one of the many amusement parks in the area. The Carlmont Village Shopping Center is another popular hangout for young children.
Air transportation is available from San Francisco International Airport.
Belmont Higher Education
College of Notre Dame is the nearest college.