649 Ash Ave
This well-sized 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the hills of South San Francisco offers a sunny and inviting bi-level floor plan with a back deck, on a large hillside lot. Located at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac in Paradise Valley, 649 Ash Avenue provides an easy commute to the South Bay, or up to San Francisco via freeways or South San Francisco's Caltrain stop. Adjacent to Sign Hill Park, with bay and peninsula panoramas, this property offers a tranquil escape from city life with all daily conveniences close at hand.
649 Ash Avenue features an efficient layout over two levels. The home includes a light-filled, carpeted living room with several over-sized picture windows and access to the back deck; a charming kitchen with ample cabinetry, great counter space, and gorgeous outlooks; a formal dining area adjacent to the kitchen; a master bedroom with en-suite bath; and two sunny bedrooms of similar size. The eat-in kitchen features a large breakfast bar, contemporary appliances and tile flooring that extends into the dining area. The en-suite master bath is tiled and features a stall shower. A guest room, common full bathroom, in-unit washer/dryer, and a 2-car garage are available from the ground floor.
South San Francisco
South San Francisco is perhaps best known among Bay Area residents for its hillside sign, which has broadcast the city’s slogan ("The Industrial City") to passing motorists on Highway 101 for decades. In the late 1920s, the city approved a bond to have the slogan emblazoned in 60-foot cement letters on the aptly named Sign Hill.
Prior to the annaul “big game” between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley football teams, the sign’s letters used to be painted in each school’s colors. Now, players from the city’s El Camino and South San Francisco high school football teams paint the sign’s letters with their colors before playing each other in an annual game.
South San Francisco, or “South City” as it’s affectionately called by Bay Area residents, is located four miles north of San Francisco International Airport. The biotech company Genentech is headquartered in the city, as is See’s Candies.
The city of more than 66,000 offers views of San Francisco Bay, opportunities for outdoor recreation, and the Oyster Point Marina, which provides ferry service to Oakland and Alameda. South City has also has its own Caltrain and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations, facilitating commutes to San Francisco or Silicon Valley.
Of the city’s 21,814 housing units, 59 percent are owner occupied, according to United States Census Bureau data. The median household income is $77,000, and the median home value is $585,000.