Ocean Colony Real Estate & Community Information

Ocean Colony Real Estate & Community Information












In Half Moon Bay, California, tucked away and nestled between the mountains and the sea, is the beautiful residential neighborhood of Ocean Colony. Most families find this secluded community to be a peaceful alternative to urban living due to its informal elegance, breathtaking views and resort-style living, and residents appreciate the closeness and privacy of the area. The community is made up of multiple neighborhoods, each having very rare and unique characteristics. Within the area are homes ranging from quaint, two-story townhouses to sizeable properties with ocean views, and a large number of homes are traditional or English style builds. The median property value in Ocean Colony is $1,400,000 and about 700 people reside there.

Ocean Colony and the surrounding areas are home to countless events, beaches, parks, activities and unique shops for every family to enjoy. There are also two world-class golf courses and a private health club that offers exercise programs, swimming and tennis. The community of Ocean Colony is a vibrant and unique neighborhood welcoming residents of all ages who are in search of the benefits and beauty the coastal lifestyle offers.


Parks and Recreation in Ocean Colony

There are many outdoor activities and nearby attractions that residents of Ocean Colony enjoy. A few recreational activities the locals partake in include surfing, sailing, fishing, horseback riding, golfing and hiking. Neighboring area Pillar Point Harbor is a perfect destination for sailing, kayaking and boating, and The Oceanic Society offers whale watching tours in the months of December through May. The close-up experience of the annual gray whale migration is exquisite! 

Leading north towards the harbor are incredible biking, walking and horse riding paths. These paths run along the coastal trail and overlook the ocean providing a truly breathtaking experience. If hiking and mountain biking are more your speed, the redwood forest at Purissima Creek is right up your ally. You can also surf the waves along the coast or see the elephant seals and remarkable tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve located at Moss Beach. If you are in the mood for some seriously fresh sea food, local fishermen also sell fish and crab right off the boat!

Residents of Ocean Colony enjoy preferential membership benefits to The Colony Club, which is a full service fitness center operated by The Ritz-Carlton. The Colony Club boasts amenities from dry saunas and Jacuzzis to a 25 yard swimming pool with five lap lanes. They also have a retractable roof over the pool that offers fresh sea breezes and a private locker area. For the avid tennis players, there are six lighted outdoor tennis courts, perfect for a match during the day or nighttime hours. They offer a fitness center suited with the most updated equipment and a variety of fitness classes ranging from spinning, water aerobics, Pilates and yoga.

For the devoted golf players, there are several championship courses nearby that have unrivaled views of the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The “Ocean Course” and the “Old Course” (originally designed by Arnold Palmer) both provide a world-class golfing experience and amazing views of the surrounding natural beauty.



Shopping and Dining in Ocean Colony

Ocean Colony and neighboring areas have great shopping and dining options that offer a quaint, small town feel with a splash of upscale flair. Types of shopping in the area include art galleries, music stores, book shops, children’s stores, bait and tackle shops, garden shops, golf specialty stores, and endless clothing, accessories and grocery stores.

If mouthwatering food is on your mind, you are in luck! There are various types of cuisines in the area ranging from American, Asian, Indian and Italian, as well as steakhouses and fresh California seafood. Many restaurants also offer a waterfront dining experience! There are remarkable bakeries, cafes and small, locally owned eateries. A few favorite neighborhood restaurants that locals can’t get enough of are Sam’s Chowder House, Miramar Beach Restaurant, and Mullins Bar & Grill.

Located on a cliff in Half Moon Bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sam’s Chowder House is amazing food with a view! Executive Chef/Partner Lewis Rossman prepares cuisine from their eco-friendly menu that consists of fresh fish, Maine lobster, local crab, oysters, clams, the famous Sam’s Clam Chowder, Maine Lobster Roll and other mouthwatering specialties that won’t disappoint. In fact, Sam’s Lobster Roll was acknowledged as one of the five “Best Sandwiches in America” by the Food Editor of The TODAY Show. With the glittering sunsets, authentic oceanfront dining experience and delicious food, it is no surprise Sam’s Chowder House has stolen the hearts (and stomachs) of local residents of Ocean Colony.

Another crowd favorite is the Miramar Beach Restaurant, which offers a menu comprised of the finest steaks, fresh local seafood their world-famous seafood chowder, and an impressive list of domestic and imported wines. They have also recently expanded their bar ensuring exquisite views from every seat. Miramar Beach Restaurant is the perfect destination for picturesque views and extraordinary food paired with first-class service.

Mullins Bar & Grill is perfectly situated overlooking the 18th fairway of the Half Moon Bay Gold Links, making for incredible Pacific Ocean views and a great casual dining destination before or after a round of golf. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and have beautiful spaces to accommodate family celebrations, business meetings or casual, friendly gatherings.

If you are looking to create your own fresh cuisines in the comfort of your own home, the Coastside Farmers’ Market is your place to be! This farmer-directed Certified Market is open every Saturday from May to November and features produce from local Coastside fishermen, farmers and ranchers.


Schools, Health and Transportation in Ocean Colony

Families that live in the Ocean Colony neighborhood attend schools within the Cabrillo Unified School District, which was established in 1965 and is situated on the stunning Pacific Coast. Within the district are four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one high school, a continuation school. Cabrillo Unified School District is comprised of roughly 4,400 students and prides itself on providing a rigorous syllabus, nurturing environment and celebrating the cultural differences among the students. There are also many top notch colleges nearby including Stanford, Skyline College, College of San Mateo, California Culinary Academy Notre Dame de Namur University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco State University and Canada College.

With many world class healthcare facilities easily accessible to Ocean Colony residents, your family is never too far from qualified doctors and remarkable care. Some of these facilities include Stanford Health Care, Sequoia Hospital, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, California Pacific Medical Center and Seton Medical Center. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is an inpatient/outpatient, diagnostic, emergency and psychiatric facility and just a short drive away for Ocean Colony residents. It is also the only Level One trauma center in Northern San Mateo County.

There are numerous highways and winding roads to get you to your destination that are easily accessible to Ocean Colony residents. If you are looking for public transportation, County Transit District offers SamTrans bus service and the Caltrain commuter rail which are great options for residents in the area. If jet setting is on your list, the closest airport for Ocean Colony residents is the San Francisco International Airport. It is located roughly 20 miles away and offers international and domestic flights.

Contact Information

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