Homes for Sale in San Mateo

View all active real estate listings in San Mateo, California. San Mateo is an affluent city that sits roughly 20 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of San Jose. Its commuter-friendly central location makes it a desirable San Francisco and Silicon Valley bedroom community, and locals love that it retains a down-to-earth feel. It has one of the better-developed downtowns among the Bay Area suburbs. Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Belmont border it.

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San Mateo Listings

San Mateo Real Estate Market March 2, 2024
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Living In San Mateo

First developed as a summer playground for wealthy San Franciscans in the 1800s, the bayside city of San Mateo is now a bustling suburban city beloved by many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Although suburban, San Mateo has a vibrant downtown scene, lively nightlife, and many great restaurants.

Culturally diverse and bustling downtown San Mateo sits east of S El Camino Real and includes Central Park and the Japanese Garden. Southeast Asian food is a specialty, and residents and visitors have a host of other world cuisines to choose from, including Mexican, Brazilian, Hawaiian, and Japanese. Cafes, spas, karate dojos, and even a School of Rock can be found here.

Central Park, the city's largest green space, is renowned for its ornate Japanese Garden, once part of the Kohl Mansion grounds, now converted into a 16.3-acre verdant haven in the city's southwest corner. Designed by landscape architect Nagao Sakurai of Tokyo's Imperial Palace, the exquisitely arranged garden contains a pagoda, koi pond, tea house, and bamboo grove. It's one of the undisputed highlights of San Mateo. Elsewhere the park offers a rose garden, many shady picnic tables, and a mini train.

On the other side of San Mateo, Coyote Point hosts one of the city’s two golf courses (the other being the pristine Peninsula Golf and Country Club) plus a recreation area with walking trails, a small beach, and the chance to yacht spot at the city’s Marina. You’ll also find CuriOdyssey there, a science museum and zoo featuring bobcats, otters, birds of prey, and various reptiles and amphibians.

Shoppers are well-served in the city, with the Hillsdale Shopping Center providing an assortment of stores, a food court, VR and Escape Room experiences, and a luxurious Cinepolis cinema. There's a great farmers market too, which operates year-round on the College of San Mateo grounds. Almost 100 local farmers and growers sell their produce at the market, including cheesemakers, beekeepers, and bakeries.

San Mateo is also equidistant between San Francisco and San Jose and close to the main access roads leading into the Purisma Creek Redwoods Preserve. This 5,412-acre preserve allows enjoying majestic redwoods and views of the coastline and Half-Moon Bay to the west. Seal Point Park has windsurfing, beach walks, and plenty of the titular mammals to spot on the city's eastern flank.

Offering the comfortable domesticity of the suburbs with the bustling energy of a vibrant downtown scene, San Mateo is very much in demand for Silicon Valley workers and aspiring professionals.

San Mateo Realtors®

Property in San Mateo tends towards the upper end of the scale for Silicon Valley, with a mixture of modern ranch-style bungalows, low-rise apartments, and Spanish-styled homes with generous gardens.

If you'd like to buy a house in San Mateo, contact our San Mateo real estate agents; we're the LOCAL experts and can answer all of your home buying and neighborhood questions.

Please get in touch if you're thinking of selling your home in San Mateo or the surrounding area. Our listing agents can provide dates and prices of recently sold units nearby and up-to-date local real estate market information.