7.1 out of 10

San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay

37.4699560931646 -122.423203452788
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5

"Pretty Drive"

Half Moon Bay is a lovely coastal town, positioned between San Francisco and Santa Cruz on Highway 1. While it is underrated and unheard of by many, it definitely has an aura of being both remote and classy, understated only in its confidence that it offers a high quality of living for its residences. San Mateo Road is the primary access point to this town from Silicon Valley.

The road passes by many small country stores and farm stands, which are very Half Moon Bay-esque, and ends at the beach by Highway 1. Heading eastbound, the drive is even more stunning, as the road runs up hills, through canyons, and under some tree canopies. Unlike many of the roads that bisect the coastal ranges, the views from San Mateo Road are not at all impeded but instead offer stunning panoramas of the foothills in many directions.

Don't expect raging nightlife or consistent cell phone reception - but do expect beautiful views and a quaint town that many people have never even heard of.
  • Scenic
  • Great hiking
  • Considerable traffic
  • Very expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

Unranked Streets in Half Moon Bay

San Mateo Rd

"Pretty Drive"
37.4699560931646 -122.423203452788

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