We pay a premium to live on the San Francisco Peninsula. Compared to many parts of the country our houses are older and smaller; lot sizes, too.
However, the benefits are many--good weather, vibrant communities, top-rated universities, world headquarters for numerous bsinesses and on it goes.
Our nearby Open Space preserves and parks are a huge bonus. These pictures were taken in a few of the San Mateo County parks and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District preserves, that are within a 10- to 45-minute drive from my downtown San Carlos office.