San Mateo Park
Exclusive and historic urban neighborhood
Welcome to San Mateo Park
San Mateo Park is an exclusive neighborhood within the city of San Mateo. San Mateo Park is bounded on three sides by the similarly prestigious community of Hillsborough, with Burlingame lying beyond Barroilhet Avenue at its northern boundary and El Camino Real separating it from the rest of San Mateo to the northeast. This historical community was planned in the style of the late 19th century’s “City Beautiful” movement, with spacious homes along wide, tree-lined traffic circles fit for horse-drawn carriages. This verdant urban oasis enjoys immediate highway access and is within walking distance of Burlingame Avenue businesses and the Burlingame Caltrain station.
San Mateo Park’s diverse real estate mix features many elegant properties built in the early decades of the 20th century, along with a smaller number of post-war and contemporary homes. Architecture varies throughout the neighborhood, taking in grand Colonials, charming Craftsmen, and striking Spanish and Tudor Revival styles.
What to Love
Beautifully planned community
Walking distance to Burlingame
People & Lifestyle
San Mateo Park is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in San Mateo, with spectacular homes and gorgeous landscaping. The local population is affluent and diverse, drawing residents from across the globe. Its convenience and outstanding climate make it a favorable place for living a nature-centric lifestyle. Locals can be seen walking or biking along its attractive streets to reach the nearby amenities of Burlingame and other areas of San Mateo.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
While San Mateo Park itself is entirely residential, Burlingame’s Downtown district on Burlingame Avenue is less than a mile away. Dining and retail options include an eclectic mix of recognizable brands and independent businesses. Standouts include Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Rasa, upscale Italian food at Stella Alpina Osteria, and European-style coffee and pastries at Caffe Central. Other easily accessible spots include Nini’s Coffee Shop about a mile to San Mateo Park’s northeast. This classic American diner serves a large menu of delicious breakfast and lunch dishes.
Things to Do
San Mateo’s sprawling Bayfront Coyote Point Recreation Area is less than three miles away from San Mateo Park. This recreation area has much to offer, including family-friendly activities at the Magic Mountain Playground, CuriOdyssey zoo and science museum, and occasional Movies in the Park. A saltwater marsh, waterfront promenade, and several picnic areas provide great spots for birdwatching or seeing the planes take off from nearby San Francisco International Airport. Coyote Point is also a fantastic place to get active, with biking and running trails as well as water-based activities on the Bay. The playground, picnic area, tennis courts, and Japanese garden of Central Park is the perfect place to spend a spring day. There are also many gyms, fitness centers, and yoga studios within walking distance.
San Mateo Park is zoned to the San Mateo Union High School Districts.