Gorgeous views of the bay and easy access to the city and Silicon Valley.
Centrally located among the major Bay Area communities, living in San Mateo puts you just a short drive away from San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose. The region’s natural attractions are close at hand as well, with the city just minutes from the sprawling Rancho Corral de Tierra and the popular Coyote Point Recreation Area overlooking San Francisco Bay—large in-town parks like Laurelwood Park and Bay Meadows Park make it even easier to enjoy time outdoors.
San Mateo has one of the largest and most developed downtown districts in the region, with scores of exotic shops and restaurants and beautifully-preserved historic buildings. You probably didn’t know your favorite food was going to be Japanese barbecue or Cajun fusion or Vietnamese pastry, but if you spend enough time exploring this foodie paradise, you’re bound to find something you love but never knew existed.