San Mateo began as a mission town, established firstly as an outpost for new church developments on the peninsula. With the building of the railroad from San Francisco to San Jose, San Mateo began to attract many wealthy San Franciscans who built summer homes in the area. Over time, San Mateo’s mild climate and freshwater creek made the city an ideal spot for expansion and it grew steadily into one of the largest suburbs of the San Francisco Peninsula today. San Mateo boasts an extraordinary listing of natural parks, such as Coyote Point and San Mateo Beach, as well as a great mix of shopping and dining options.
|Median Home Sale Price Aug 2013||$780,000|
|Total Area||15.884 sq mi|