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San Mateo

When it comes to amenities and attractions, few communities in the Bay Area hold a candle to San Mateo.

Located about 20 miles south of San Francisco, San Mateo is tucked between the rolling landscape of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the waters of San Francisco Bay. Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, and Belmont are some of its neighbors. Over 105,600 residents live here across nearly 16 square miles, making it one of the most densely populated cities in the area.

San Mateo is known for its diversity, strong economic backbone, and excellent public school system. The city is also packed with local attractions and amenities, including upscale dining spots and shopping destinations.

Overview of San Mateo

San Mateo is one of the most coveted addresses in the Bay Area, notably for its selection of premium real estate properties.

Downtown San Mateo is the vibrant heart of the city. Extremely walkable, the neighborhood features a great mix of historic buildings, locally owned restaurants and shops, as well as annual events like the San Mateo Wine Walk and the San Francisco Bay Area Aloha Walk. Since it’s located halfway between Palo Alto and San Francisco, many people converge here.

Highlights of the locale

  • The San Mateo Japanese Garden –Located inside San Mateo Central Park, this is a tranquil respite from the city. It was designed by Nagao Sakurai and features several points of interest, including a granite pagoda, koi pond and koi pond. Come spring, the garden blooms with cherry blossoms.
  • College of San Mateo Farmers MarketOpen all Saturdays of the year from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the College of San Mateo’s farmers market is the choice destination in the city if you’re looking for fresh produce from all over the peninsula.


Find your dream home in luxurious San Mateo today with help from Michael Robles. Connect with him today by calling 415.990.1234 or by sending an email to to learn more about your real estate options in the area.

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