Best neighborhoods in San Mateo

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Ranked 1st best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Quaint Old Neighborhood"

- NikkiDKatt
It’s all about the stately old houses in San Mateo Park. It reminds me a bit of Old Palo Alto. San Mateo Park, a small neighborhood on the northwestern edge of San Mateo, is filled with well-maintai...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Hillsdale - Newly discovered shining diamond"

- christyx
Hillsdale has long been a boring town back in 80's and 90's, however, the town has changed so much since 2010 and it's like a totally different neighborhood now. As of 2017, there are still lots of ne...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in San Mateo

"A great Bay Area Secret..."

- ChipS1
Nestled between San Mateo and Burlingame this location has a ton to offer. Simple commute to the city via Caltrain and Burlingame and San Mateo have both revitalized their downtown scene. Loads of re...
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Ranked 4th best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Best Downtown in San Mateo County"

- NikkiDKatt
Downtown San Mateo is one of the best spots in the Peninsula, packed with eateries, coffee shops and nightspots. It is probably my favorite spot in San Mateo County. Where to start? I guess I s...
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Ranked 5th best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Community College, Apartments, Contemporary Homes"

- NikkiDKatt
Running along Highway 92, Western Hills is a pretty good mix of a neighborhood. There was a chance that I would be teaching a summer class up here at the community college so I wanted to check out th...
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Ranked 6th best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Quiant Old San Mateo"

- NikkiDKatt
Just to the south and west of Downtown, Baywood-Aragon is one of those neighborhoods with lots of older homes that are really attractive in a quaint sort of way. Of course, when you get stately older...
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Ranked 7th best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Glendora, Sugarloaf, and the Hosital"

- NikkiDKatt
I think this neighborhood may have been named after Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazilian city of Rio (near where Christ the Redeemer stares down over the bay), but I don’t know for sure. I spent a year in...
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Ranked 8th best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Very Nice, but Overpriced"

- NikkiDKatt
With the country club on the northwest side of the Beresford neighborhood, this is one of those places on the Peninsula where property prices spike up not so much because these are mansions but more b...
37.5407928601898 -122.318343481026
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Ice Skating, Back Yard Boats, Right Now!"

- NikkiDKatt
Just to the west of Foster City, Marina Lagoon is sort of cool upper middle class neighborhood that winds along Seal Sloth. Homes here are a mix of Ranch and Eichler house, with wide streets and s...
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Ranked 10th best neighborhood in San Mateo

"A cheap place to live with plenty to do"

- Xbox
Being so close to the San Francisco bay the East San Mateo neighborhood is one the cheapest in the area as far as the housing market is concerned. There are plenty of things to do in East San Mateo. O...
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Ranked 11th best neighborhood in San Mateo

"Why doesn't everyone live here?"

- arthurp3
This is a great neighborhood. All the streets have good sized lots and lots of greenery. The homes are well cared-for. The lawns are all mostly manicured. Even the ones that are letting the draught ki...
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