San Mateo

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Gateway to Silicon Valley

The Town of San Mateo is 20 miles south of San Francisco on the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula.

Within San Mateo are some of California’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and a vibrant downtown offering a vast selection of dining and shopping opportunities. Located in Downtown San Mateo are gorgeous restored historic buildings, including landmark nineteenth and early twentieth century late Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Spanish revival and Art Deco masterpieces. The jewel of Downtown San Mateo is Central Park with is famous Japanese garden, and music festivals. Also in Downtown San Mateo are the Cal Trans commuter Depot, a cinema multiplex, Draper University, Mills Peninsula, and San Mateo Medical Centers, and Scores of startups looking to be the next Google or Facebook.


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San Mateo Economy

San Mateo is headquarters for Franklin Templeton Investments, Jump Associates, Biopharm, Cyclone Studios, Net Suite among many others.

Just outside of San Mateo are Gilead Sciences, Genentech, Visa, Oracle, and Electronic Arts. A few miles south of San Mateo is Silicon Valley, and such companies as Google, Facebook, Apple, among hundreds of technology companies.

With Draper University, the “entrepreneur and innovation ecosystem”, located in the heart of downtown San Mateo, San Mateo is clearly at the epicenter of the technology innovation that is changing the world. San Mateo shares the robust economy of both San Francisco and Silicon Valley. With investment banking, venture capital, technology among conventional business, generating employment, opportunity, and growing wealth.


San Mateo is strategically located just 10 miles from San Francisco International Airport, and 20 miles south of San Francisco. San Mateo has a diverse population, and is a significant destination for people from throughout the world.

More than anything else, a high quality of life defines San Mateo. A great climate, charming neighborhoods, economic opportunity, access to quality education, and medical care are but a few of reasons to make San Mateo ones’ home.