This neighborhood consists of both Sharon Heights and Stanford Hills, with residents of each benefiting from the harmony of privacy and accessibility.
Taking its name after the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, the Sharon Heights neighborhood offers residents open spaces and a sense of exclusivity. Tree-canopied streets elegantly crisscross through the verdant hills, adding to the picturesque view of the lush foliage and mature trees prominently featured throughout many properties. With Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club at its perimeter and the famed Sand Hill Road nearby, Sharon Heights has evolved over the years into an upscale neighborhood, as more lavish mansions replace ranchers. Though the area feels exclusive, it is but minutes from offices, shopping areas, and Interstate 280.
One slight downside, buyers considering purchasing in Sharon Heights should be aware of the soil and slope issues with some properties that may require repairs. Buyers who are willing to take on such projects may quickly earn equity, and there certainly are not issues with every home.
Stanford Hills lies at the cusp of Sand Hill Road and Alpine Road. It is a small, triangular-shaped pocket of 78 homes with only one way to get in and out. Even though it is flanked by these main thoroughfares, car traffic is kept to a minimum, and privacy is at a maximum. Some homes in this area have spectacular views of the bay and Stanford’s Hoover Tower. Stanford Hills has a very close-knit community that enjoys the regular gatherings set up by the social committee.
Though the commuting routes are easily accessible along Interstate 280, Sharon Heights also prides itself on the abundant open space preserves, which include hiking, biking, and equestrian trials. It should be noted that this neighborhood is located on land leased from Stanford, but properties are available for purchase by everyone.