Welcome to San Mateo
The other larger city on the mid-Peninsula, San Mateo boasts a fairly large, downtown scene with a movie theater and a plethora of ethnic dining options. The recently renovated Hillsdale Mall, Bay Meadow Complex, and wonderful neighborhoods filled with old-style architectural homes and individuality make San Mateo a vibrant place to call home. It also offers some good condo/apartment-style homes for those wanting to live in a more urban setting by being closer to the action of the downtown area and living in tighter communities. With a CalTrans station downtown, many San Francisco commuters call this fun city of San Mateo home.