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San Mateo, CA

San Mateo, CA

San Mateo, CA

Highlights on moving to San Mateo, CA!
Located about 20 miles south of San Francisco, San Mateo is in San Mateo County on the coast of San Francisco Bay.  With a population of around 100,000 the city offers plenty of recreational activities.  The San Mateo area offers nearly 60 miles of coastline with beautiful beaches perfect for swimming, surfing, deep sea fishing and more!  San Mateo’s close proximity to San Francisco puts residents near many Silicon Valley attractions such as: Aquarium of the Bay, Exploratorium, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Buena Vista Park, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Bruno Mountain State Park, PEZ® Store & Museum, Crystal Springs Golf Course and more! 

Moving to San Mateo – What to expect

  • The weather in San Mateo. With an average overall temperature of 68 degrees, San Mateo has the perfect Mediterranean climate.  Summer high temperatures hover around the 80’s while winter lows stay in the 40’s.    
  • Getting around in San Mateo.  SamTrans provides local bus service within San Mateo County and also has routes to San Francisco.  Caltrain is a commuter rail system that traverses the county from north to south.  San Francisco International Airport is only 5 miles from San Mateo for all of your flight needs.  Commuter Information
  • Getting an education in San Mateo.  Colleges in the vicinity of San Mateo include: College of San Mateo, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts and Samuel Merritt College offering a variety of degree options to meet your needs.  San Mateo-Foster City School District and San Mateo Union High School District serve the city’s public school needs for grades K-12.
  • Playing in San Mateo.  Whether you’re in the mood to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, do some shopping, play some golf or explore one of the areas many museums San Mateo has the entertainment options for you!  Hillsdale Shopping Center is the premier destination for all your shopping needs.  Featuring Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sears along with over 100 other specialty boutiques and shops you’re bound to find everything you’re looking for.  Poplar Creek Golf Course is one of the most popular courses in the area and is home to the San Mateo County Championship.  Downtown San Mateo offers over 100 restaurant options for all your dining needs.  Local favorites include: Kingfish Restaurant, Ristorante Capellini, Porterhouse Restaurant and Astaria Restaurant & Bar.

Moving to San Mateo, California – New Resident Links
City of San Mateo
Chamber of Commerce
New Resident Information
Helpful City Links
Voter Registration

The service center for San Mateo, CA is located in Oakland, CA.

Information about San Mateo, CA

Est. Population: 92791
County: San Mateo
Latitude: 37.5667
Longitude: -122.3167
Zip Codes: 94401