Welcome to San Mateo
San Mateo is one of the Bay Area's largest suburbs, with a population of over 100,000 residents. Situated in the heart of the Peninsula and at the crossroad of three major freeways, its location provides residents with easy access to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the East Bay. From its incorporation in the 1890s as a sleepy suburb of San Francisco, San Mateo has blossomed into a vibrant city with a variety of great neighborhoods, schools, and a bustling downtown filled with historic buildings and wonderful restaurants. The range of homes in San Mateo is impressive, with everything from single family homes built in the 1940s to townhomes in the city's newest neighborhood, Bay Meadows. San Mateo is also home to Coyote Point, Sawyer Camp Trail, and Crystal Springs Reservoir, unique destinations for those that enjoy the outdoors.