Located at the crossroads of three freeways—the 101, 92 and 280—San Mateo provides a link with San Francisco to the north, San Jose to the south and the East Bay to the east. The city’s proximity to San Francisco Airport also provides convenient air transportation for visitors.
San Mateo is renowned as a multi-cultural and socio-economically diverse town that is walk-able and welcoming. People converse with one another in many different languages: Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Hindi. There is an equally impressive collection of ethnic restaurants: Mexican cantinas, Korean noodle houses, Irish pubs, Italian eateries, Brazilian Steakhouses, Sushi and Chinese restaurants, Indian buffets, all-American diners, healthy cafes, coffee stores and juice bars. Draegers Grocery offers organic fruits and vegetables, free-range meat and fresh fish. And there’s Japanese-centric Suruki Supermarket, and several Mexican Markets. San Mateo residents and visitors can also visit the countless premium stores at Bridgepointe and Hillsdale Shopping Mall.
In addition, San Mateo offers an exceptional business environment where many innovative businesses have flourished, from incubation to maturity. It has become one of the San Francisco Peninsula’s premier employment centers for financial, commercial, technology and scientific research sectors.
It also features excellent public facilities, including Coyote Point Park, a state-of-the-art library, the Expo Center, College of San Mateo, and Sawyer Camp Trail—which offers a free 12-mile paved path for health & wellness activities, including walking, jogging and biking. Indeed, San Mateo is one of the region’s foremost destinations to live and work in an energetic and inspirational city.