The City of San Bruno is not a landmark city by any means, but it's a treasure to those who call it home.
San Bruno is approximately 5.5 square miles with a population of about 41,616. City boundaries are formed by Millbrae and the San Andreas Reservoir to the south, U.S. Highway 101 and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to the east, South San Francisco and Pacifica to the north, and the San Francisco Fish and Game Refuge to the west. San Bruno sits along the east and west sides of Interstate 280.
San Bruno stretches 3.5 miles from the relatively ﬂat eastern areas along Highway 101 to the hilly western neighborhoods, which are located on the eastern facing slope of the Coast Range, gaining almost 1,200 feet in elevation. Correspondingly, the eastern portion of the city is more urbanized and has a greater mix of land uses, while the western portion is primarily occupied by low-density residential development and open space. In addition to Highway 101, major transportation corridors include Interstates 280 and 380, El Camino Real, the Caltrain rail line, and the BART District rail line.
San Bruno encompasses both the city corporate limits and its Sphere of Inﬂuence (SOI). San Bruno’s SOI includes 347 acres (less than 0.5 square mile) of unincorporated San Mateo County (approximately 240 acres of the San Francisco County Jail site to the west), and approximately 105 acres of land adjacent to Highway 101 and SFO to the east.
One of San Bruno’s newer developments known as The Crossing. The Crossing includes approximately 713 multifamily rental units, with 325 units designated for low-and very-low-income residents. The project includes a 300-unit multifamily building, a 185-unit multifamily building and a 228-unit senior apartment complex, with 100 percent of the units designated for very-low- and low-income residents. A proposal to construct 350 additional units was approved by the Planning Commission in 2006. This development includes two buildings; a majority of the units in these buildings have been rented as apartments.