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San Mateo

The largest city in its namesake San Mateo County, San Mateo is a vibrant community just south of San Francisco and in the heart of peninsula. With a large Central Park, the famous CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point Museum, a charming downtown area lined with historic buildings, and destination restaurants and upscale shopping at the Hillsdale Shopping Mall, San Mateo is an incredible place to live and call home. For those interested the arts, the San Mateo Performing arts center is a magnificent venue to take in a concert or a show. You can also check out the San Mateo Arboretum and the Japanese Tea Garden for exquisite displays of horticulture while visiting the town.

San Mateo was once home to the Bay Meadows Race Track, which was (until its closure) the longest running thoroughbred racetrack in California. Heading to go see the ponies was a fond memory for many local residents, but the land proved too valuable to operate as a horse racing track. Bay Meadows is now a hip and urban master planned development that will include apartments, townhomes, condominiums, smaller lot single family homes, and some commercial space as well. The proximity to the Caltrain station nearby makes this an ideal housing location for those looking to commute up and down the peninsula.

San Mateo Park is one of the Peninsula's oldest, most treasured heritage neighborhoods. Designed by John McClaren (of Golden Gate Park fame) in the 1890s, this prestigious neighborhood offers dramatic architectural homes on oversized garden parcels. Bordering Hillsborough, and walking distance to downtown Burlingame, the "Park" offers an extraordinary Peninsula quality of life.

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San Mateo

San Mateo CA