Millbrae is an upscale suburban community found in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California. Millbrae has a population of approximately twenty thousand seven hundred residents, and is located in San Mateo County. Millbrae covers a total area of about three and one fifth square miles, all of which is land except for a small fraction. Millbrae is governed by Mayor Paul Seto as well as a council and city manager. Millbrae was originally settled during the eighteen sixties, although it was not initially incorporated as a separate community within the greater Bay Area. The original residents of the Millbrae area were the Mills and Sanchez families, and many early buildings remain to the present day. The term Millbrae has an interesting entomological background, a combination of the Mills family name and the Scottish term for "rolling hills."
Millbrae real estate was nearly divided in the nineteen fifties through the construction of the Junipero Serra Freeway, although it was successfully opposed by a conglomerate of local residents. Millbrae is a notable for both urban convenience and country clubs. Millbrae is home to one extraordinary complex in particular - the Green Hills Country Club, which was designed by the noted golf course designer Alister McKenzie. Millbrae residents can also take advantage of the Millbrae Historical Society and the Millbrae Historical Museum. Millbrae has a notably high-achieving educational system, encompassing the Millbrae School District. The Millbrae School District encompasses Meadows Elementary School, Green Hills Elementary School, Spring Valley Elementary School, Lomita Park Elementary School, Taylor Middle School, and Mills High School.
Millbrae is also home to Saint Dunstan's Catholic School, and is located in close proximity to a number of prestigious Bay Area colleges and universities. Millbrae is located next to the San Francisco International Airport, and is also serviced by the San Francisco BART system. Millbrae is also home to a number of small stores and restaurants near El Camino Real and Broadway Avenue. Millbrae has a very high average family income, and is noted for ethnic and social heterogeneity. Millbrae is categorized as having a generally mild climate throughout the year, making it a pleasant place to reside.