The city of San Mateo is located in San Mateo County, California, in what is considered to be the high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley. San Mateo has an approximate population of 104,000 residents, which makes it one of the biggest cities by population on the San Francisco Peninsula. This area was once a part of the Rancho San Mateo and Rancho de las Pulgas during Spanish colonization. In the 1850s, wealthy San Franciscans started to build homes in the area, with many of the historically valuable mansions, estates, and other structures initially constructed in San Mateo. Much like every civilization that ever inhabited these lands, they moved to this region of California for the Mediterranean climate: warm, dry summers and mild, damp winters. Residents who live here in San Mateo experience brisk afternoon winds that push fog in from between Montara Mountain and San Bruno Mountain, as well as from the Crystal Springs Gap. Fog has been known to come in starting in the afternoon and lasting until the next morning.
Properties for sale in California are by far the most sought after in the United States. This is because there is a wealth of things to do and see all throughout the state. Nevertheless, owning San Mateo real estate means you never have to go far to have a great time or find the things you need and want. In San Mateo alone there are approximately 15 parks, with Central Park being the most prominent, hosting numerous community events, as well as featuring a Japanese Tea Garden, a rose garden, and a miniature train. Furthermore, families have exciting places such as CuriOdyssey located at 1651 Coyote Point Drive which is an experiential science and wildlife center for people of all ages. Some of the exhibits at CuriOdyssey include the Main Concourse Science Exhibits, Wildlife Habitats and Animal Ambassadors, Invertebrate Corner, and a 1.3-acre garden containing all sorts of exotic and native plants. Also in San Mateo, there is the Parkside Aquatic Park which is bordered by a lagoon and features a swimming beach, picnic areas, and a boat launching ramp. When you’re in need of essential amenities, San Mateo is home to Hillsdale Shopping Center located at 60 31st Avenue. This two-level indoor shopping mall is anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom, as well as boasts over 130 stores and restaurants.
San Mateo, California, represents the style of architecture that makes the state of California such a coveted place to own property. Single-home plans include Ranch, Italianate, Dutch Colonial, English Colonial, Tudor, Bungalows, Classical, Contemporary, among others. Homes for sale in San Mateo feature a vast array of amenities such as beautifully landscaped, expansive lots, gas-lit fireplaces, heated bath floors, butler's pantries, gourmet chef's kitchens, wine cellars, to name but a few. San Mateo real estate ranges in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 990 square feet to five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 4,268. Furthermore, San Mateo offers a selection of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes on the market of various sizes and floor plans. If you're planning on visiting San Mateo to learn more about the city and its real estate, don't hesitate to contact us today so we can assist you further.
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