The coastside communities of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica aren't your average beach towns. Just a short drive from the heart of Silicon valley, these areas are perfect for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With miles of stunning coastline and the Santa Cruz mountains a short drive away, these cities epitomize the coastal/mountain lifestyle. Studded with excellent restaurants and family owned boutiques, the downtown areas of this region distinguish themselves from the big box stores of the city and suburbs. The coastside communities attract a diverse and growing subset of people who desire a bit more tranquility.