The name Belmont, French for beautiful mountain, is an apt description of this community where prime home sites are framed by an abundance of trees, vast canyons and dramatic wooded hillsides. The city is proud of its recently developed Island Park area, Belmont Shore, which creates an inviting location for companies such as Oral-B Laboratories and Summerfield Suites Hotel. Balancing the community is the Harbor industrial area providing economic strength and diversification. The natural bay setting is equally ideal to recreational facilities, underlined by the Belmont Sports Complex with its array of activities. Retail merchants enjoy prime locations throughout the city, although many are clustered along major arteries such Ralston Avenue and El Camino Real. CalTrain and CalTrans bus services are available to commuters to San Francisco and San Jose.