Belmont doesn’t feature any big-name MCM builders or architects, but it’s still a great place to look. For one thing, the Midcentury Modern look just fits naturally in funky-in-a-nice-way Belmont. The original settlers must have thought so, because MCM abounds here, from the early modest examples of the 1950s to the large late-period examples characteristic of the 1970s and ’80s. You can even get some rather spectacular views of canyon, Bay and sometimes San Francisco.
You’ll also get plenty of wind–Belmont is known for it–and the later homes in particular often have yards more suited to mountain goats than bipeds, as the flatter lots were usually built on in the ’50s and before. But Belmont is a bang-for-the-buck town with highly-regarded schools and a decent commuter location.
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