SAN MATEO Real Estate

San Mateo, incorporated in 1894, is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California located approximately 20 miles south of San Francisco. Situated amongst three major freeways (U.S.- 101, Interstate - 280 and California state highway 92), San Mateo is linked to San Francisco (to the north), San Jose (to the south) and the East Bay (to the east). One of the largest cities in San Mateo County and one of only two which is governed by its own City Charter, San Mateo is both a residential and business community.

Sometimes referred to as the "Paris of the (San Francisco) Peninsula," San Mateo is afforded shelter from the Pacific Ocean by the Montara Mountain block of the Santa Cruz Mountain chain, resulting in a mild Mediterranean climate. The city (and also the county in which it resides) conveys the Spanish name for Saint Matthew. Until about 1850, this name appeared as "San Matheo."


SAN MATEO - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in SAN MATEO: $1,190,800 / County Avg $4,101,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in SAN MATEO: 1,455 / County Avg 2,861


Avg Price per/sqft in SAN MATEO:$819 / County Avg $1434


Avg Walkscore in SAN MATEO: 81 / County Avg 50


Avg Year Built in SAN MATEO: 1969 / County Avg 1969


Avg Days on Website in SAN MATEO: 39 / County Avg 57


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