Montara Real Estate

Engulfed by mountains and the Pacific, the cozy coastal community enjoys one of the most dramatically beautiful pockets along the Half Moon Bay Coastside. Set roughly 20 miles south of San Francisco, the quiet enclave also serves as a worthy introduction to the region’s pristine splendor for visitors fleeing urban environs. From exploring golden sand beach coves to strolling a former, cliffside stretch of Highway 1 perched high above the ocean, you’ll discover many stirring adventures in this nature-filled escape.

Devil’s Slide Trail is a must-stop for any visitor to the Coastside. What was once a treacherous stretch of Highway 1 has been transformed into a breathtaking, 1.3-mile multi-use trail perched between towering granite cliffs and the wild Pacific. For years, the road would frequently close due to landslides, frustrating stranded commuters. Now, thanks to a pair of adjacent tunnels bored through Montara Mountain—the second and third longest tunnels in California—motorists have a reliable route, and Devil’s Slide has returned to nature. Informative signs dot the waterfront path offering insights into its fascinating natural and cultural history. The cliffside trail also provides an excellent vantage point for spotting wildlife including rare seabirds and migrating gray and humpback whales.


Montara - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Montara: $1,387,000 / County Avg $4,101,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in Montara: 1,492 / County Avg 2,861


Avg Price per/sqft in Montara:$930 / County Avg $1434


Avg Walkscore in Montara: 16 / County Avg 50


Avg Year Built in Montara: 1947 / County Avg 1969


Avg Days on Website in Montara: 48 / County Avg 57


Montara Real Estate Market Health

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Areas in Montara CA
East of Highway 1 Montara