Frenchman's Creek Real Estate & Community Information

Frenchman's Creek Real Estate & Community Information










Located within the city limits of Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County, California is the quaint, intimate neighborhood of Frenchman’s Creek. It is located near the Pacific Coast, about 30 miles south of San Francisco, allowing residents to experience some of the most exquisite and picturesque coastlines that California has to offer. You will find mostly single family homes in this neighborhood and it has just over 200 residents. From the charming local shops, tasty restaurants and breathtaking beaches, Frenchman’s Creek is a wonderful destination for any family.



Shopping and Dining in Frenchman’s Creek

Frenchman’s Creek and the surrounding areas offer a variety of world-class shopping and dining destinations. Shops range from garden specialty and furniture stores to floral boutiques, art galleries, golf and sports emporiums, fine jewelry stores, surf shops, locally owned clothing boutiques and specialty gift shops. There are also many book stores and charming cafes around every corner. Frenchman’s Creek residents enjoy the intimate, small town setting that is perfect for every family to explore.

Residents of Frenchman’s Creek relish in the vast dining options available to them locally and in surrounding areas. There are many mouthwatering plates from homemade pasta dishes and local wines to fresh local seafood and farm-fresh salads. Families enjoy cuisines ranging from Italian, Thai, French, Mediterranean, Chinese, Mexican and Northern California cooking. In addition, there are many local cafes, bakeries, cozy pubs and Oceanside restaurants.

The Miramar Beach Restaurant is a favorite restaurant of the locals and comes highly recommended by many. The menu is made up of fresh seafood, superior steaks and their world-famous seafood chowder, all complemented by the exquisite ocean views. Another local favorite is Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, which offers handcrafted beers, a dog-friendly patio, amazing food and a stunning view of the harbor. Using only local, seasonal ingredients, their menu ranges from juicy burgers, homemade soups, garden-fresh salads, just-caught seafood and slow roasted ribs – YUM!


Parks and Recreation in Frenchman’s Creek

Frenchman’s Creek boasts a wide range of parks and recreational destinations that are perfect for every family looking to soak in the beautiful California weather. The Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail has well paved paths and breathtaking ocean views, making it perfect for a day of jogging, walking and bike rides. You will find beach entries that run along the trail that are ideal for sunbathing, picnicking and kite flying. There is also Miramar Beach, which is most known for its surfing and stunning views and is a great destination for some family fun. For all the golf enthusiasts, Half Moon Bay Golf Links is a must see! Being one of Northern California’s only luxury golf resorts, players experience 36 holes of oceanfront golf and stunning natural beauty.

The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a no-take, protected nature preserve and county park. It spans three miles and is bursting with life from sunbathing seals and tide pool habitats, to beaches, hillsides, and eucalyptus forests. There is an animal guide available to visitors on their website that is geared to assist in the exploration of the reserve. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve a great outing for anyone looking to discover and uncover the fascinating natural ecosystem in the area.

A local family park is Frenchman’s Creek Park, which offers a playground for children, a charming picnic area, beautiful local flowers and lovely eucalyptus trees that tower overhead. This is a perfect area to walk the dog or bring the kids to enjoy some quality time outside. There are also a variety of outdoor events that take place in the surrounding areas of Frenchman' Creek throughout the year such as food, music and art festivals that make for a day of fun-filled family memories.


Schools, Health and Transportation in Frenchman’s Creek

Families living in the neighborhood of Frenchman’s Creek attend schools within the Cabrillo Unified School District, which was established in 1965 and services roughly 4,400 students. It is comprised of El Granada Elementary School, Kings Mountain Elementary School, Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School, Farallone View Elementary School, Cunha Intermediate School, Pilarcitos High School/alternative education, and Half Moon Bay High School. The district prides itself on providing a nurturing setting and rigorous curriculum for its students. There are also many competitive colleges in the surrounding areas including Stanford University, Notre Dam de Namur University, College of San Mateo, San Francisco State University and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco.

Being located within Half Moon Bay, residents of Frenchman’s Creek have access to an impressive list of hospitals and care facilities in the area. Amongst them are Seton Medical Center Coastside, Mills Peninsula Health Services and San Mateo Medical Center, which is a public hospital and clinic that is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The Medical Center is an acute-care hospital with an emphasis on prevention strategies and education. There are also numerous eye care specialists and veterinary care in the area to keep your furry friends healthy.

The transportation network that runs through and around Frenchman’s Creek makes any commute simple and easy for residents. Connecting the coast side communities is Highway 1 which runs north/south between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, and highways 92 and 84 are used for travel heading east/west. For public transportation residents can easily access bus services through SamTrans or the Caltrain commuter rail. The closest airport (and largest in northern California) is San Francisco International Airport.

Contact Information

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Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Michael: 650-888-6361
Kathy: 650-888-6903
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