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Welcome to San Mateo
We have a lot to brag about in San Mateo:
  • Great neighborhoods and schools
  • Outstanding libraries and parks
  • Some of the best shopping and restaurants in the Peninsula

With a population of over 90,000 residents, we take pride in our reputation of being both a great place to live and do business. San Mateo has something for everyone.


Shopping
Check out the new stores at Bridgepointe and Hillsdale, our newly remodeled shopping centers, stroll around our downtown commercial district or visit one of our many neighborhood shopping centers.

Our many financial and commercial centers offer the utmost in shopping convenience and serve as the premier employment center for the entire San Francisco Peninsula.

Great Location
San Mateo is an ideal commercial location. Situated at the crossroad of three major freeways, San Mateo provides a link with San Francisco to the north, San Jose to the south, and the East Bay to the east. San Mateo's proximity to San Francisco Airport provides convenient air transportation.

Quality of Life
Maintaining the quality of life remains a key goal for our community and the City's strategic business plan for economic development is designed to achieve this goal.

We recognize our financial strength relies on a strong partnership between our residential and business community. The City's growth is carefully planned by our elected officials and the many citizen volunteers who serve on our advisory boards and commissions.

Dedicated Work Force
San Mateo has a dedicated work force known for its professionalism, contemporary organizational style, and responsiveness. We offer a full range of city services as well as many excellent public facilities. These include:
  • Parks
  • Recreation programs
  • Excellent library system
  • San Mateo County Expo Center
  • College of San Mateo



 
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