Though only a short drive from the bustling streets of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the historic coastal community of Half Moon Bay is light years away in ambiance. Small-town treasures abound, including a charming downtown, scenic country roads and fields of glorious flowers, artichokes and pumpkins. Tourists and locals can tour the giant redwoods, go wine tasting, visit an art gallery or play a round of golf overlooking the rugged coastal cliffs. There's also horseback riding on the beach, panoramic ocean views to take in and marvelous restaurants to sample. When it comes to homes, Half Moon Bay has something for every taste and lifestyle, offering traditional neighborhoods of single-family homes, private ranch properties with gorgeous mountain views and grand ocean front estates. Whether enjoying the natural beauty of the coast or strolling the streets of downtown, Half Moon Bay is a place to stay and enjoy.
The market has continued to prove that inventory is the key to sales. Available listed properties have remained constrained, and well cared for homes that are priced appropriately receive lots of attention, with serious buyers willing to stretch their budgets to successfully complete a purchase. With the constraints on foreign economies, there is less pressure from non-resident buyers, and although there is activity across all price ranges, the sweet spot seems to be in the starter to mid-level price points in most communities.