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Half Moon Bay derives its name from its distinctive crescent shape gracing the coastal landscape.

Historically known as “San Benito” and “Spanishtown,” the area began as a rural grazing land for cattle, horses, and oxen. The 1840s saw Half Moon Bay transform into a thriving community, making it the first town in San Mateo County. It further experienced significant growth post-World War II with the rise of numerous subdivisions, which led to its incorporation in 1959. Today, the city features custom houses in spacious lots, gated neighborhoods, and golf communities with first-class amenities. Its location near Highway 1 and 92 and proximity to SFO and Silicon Valley make it a remarkable and accessible coastal haven.

LUXURY ENCLAVES: Half Moon Bay’s residential development caters to the executive lifestyle. Many upscale homes sit on premium lots bordering the Coastal Trail. They often feature high ceilings providing an open and airy ambiance, walls of glass windows framing the picturesque beaches of the Pacific Ocean, marble counters, stainless appliances, large master suites, spacious baths, and yards with extensive decks. Apart from these, you also experience the world-class amenities of the renowned Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Here, you’ll enjoy unparalleled comfort and sophistication.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN: The city maintains a historic downtown district with buildings dating back to 1869, some listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Join a guided walking tour to discover sites like the Methodist Episcopal Church, William Adam Simmons House, Robert Mills Dairy Barn, James Johnston House, and the town’s original jail turned museum. Continue the journey and savor Pasta Moon dishes sourced from local farms and fishermen just as they were 30 years ago, or indulge in local handcrafted beers at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, which has been serving the locals since 2000.

MAIN STREET EVENTS: Experience the lively atmosphere of the most anticipated events in Half Moon Bay, CA. Mac Dutra Park holds live music entertainment during summer and fall. You wouldn’t want to miss the famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival in October, the biggest celebration in the area. You will also love attending Shakespeare in the Park, Summers End Music Festival, an Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade, Trick or Treat on Main Street, Night of Lights, and many more, creating a vibrant and engaging community calendar.

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Homes in Half Moon Bay, CA

10 Real Estate Facts About Half Moon Bay, CA

  • The median age of Half Moon Bay real estate is 39 years, with a significant number built during the 1970s.
  • The luxurious single-family homes in Half Moon Bay range from $1.2M to $6.9M.
  • Homes offer generous living spaces, ranging from 1,100 to 4,500 sq ft, ensuring comfort and room for customization.
  • Homesites vary from 0.14 to 18 acres. Some estates can reach up to 120 acres, providing opportunities for agricultural pursuits or outbuildings.
  • Home appreciation in Half Moon Bay has been 13.3% in the past 12 months.
  • Enjoy a mild climate year-round, with summer temperatures averaging around 65°F-75°F and winter temperatures around 55°F-65°F.
  • Half Moon Bay’s violent crime rate is 12.4, and the property crime rate is 30.5, both below the national average.
  • The area experiences a job growth rate of 41.54%, surpassing the national average of 30.54%.
  • An estimated minimum annual income of $282,240 (for a family) and $106,400 (for a single person) is recommended to live comfortably in Half Moon Bay.
  • Half Moon Bay’s primary industries encompass agriculture, focusing on floriculture, tourism, and commercial fishing.
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Neighboring towns to the north of Half Moon Bay include El Granada, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Moss Beach, and Montara, while to the south, it is bordered by Purissima, San Gregorio, and Pescadero.

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Things to do in Half Moon Bay, CA

Half Moon Bay State Beach

A family-friendly destination featuring a wide sandy beach with convenient amenities like picnic and BBQ areas.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

A seaside club with two 18-hole golf courses, bocce ball courts, a hotel, and a restaurant.

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

This laid-back brewpub provides a relaxed setting for enjoying great Californian food and craft brews.

Strawflower Village

This village-style destination features a variety of retailers and services, including Safeway and CVS, along with casual restaurants.


Schools in Half Moon Bay, CA

School NameGradesAdmission
Hatch Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
Cunha Intermediate School6 - 8Public
Half Moon Bay High School9 - 12Public
Sea Crest SchoolK - 8Private
Wilkinson SchoolK - 8Private
Pacific Bay Christian SchoolK - 12Private
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