6 Reasons to Fall in Love with San Mateo

Bay Meadows is set in the heart of historic San Mateo – a thriving, tree-dappled town of mom-and-pop shops, innovative eateries and every service imaginable. Here, you’ll find life the way you crave it — a neighborhood alive with shops and eateries, miles of biking trails, sprawling open spaces, pocket parks, and a community garden. Step outside your door at Bay Meadows, hop on your bike or lace up those sneakers and explore these reasons to fall in love with San Mateo.

Climate. Hello, sunshine. On average, there are 265 sunny days per year in San Mateo and Bay Meadows has all the pocket parks you need to spread out and enjoy them. The July high is around 74 degrees and the January low is 43. The Sperling’s comfort index for San Mateo is an 84 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54.

Location. You’re in close to everything under the sun! San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose are all about a half hour’s drive away. Even Los Angeles is only an hour away by plane. Stretched along the Bay just steps from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station, Bay Meadows makes it a breeze to get around. Here, you can hop on a train, pedal miles of trails up and down the Peninsula, stroll to your local shops and grocer and savor the consciousness of a connected life.

Acres of Open Space. At Bay Meadows, we’re home to more than 18-acres of rambling open space, sustainably designed streetscapes, miles of trails and a string of charming pocket parks. Here, you can plant roots in a community garden or gather round a fire pit on a warm fall evening. Just beyond your door at Bay Meadows in San Mateo, you’ll find the Sawyer Camp segment of the Crystal Springs Regional Trail, Shoreline Parks, which Seal Point Park is contained within and Coyote Point. Lace up running shoes. Grab sunscreen. Come play.

Easy Access to Coastline. The San Mateo coast encompasses a 40-mile stretch from Pacifica to the northern boundary of Santa Cruz County with dotted gems of steep bluffs, sandy beaches, and scenic wonders. Did you know? You can bike directly from Bay Meadows along the San Francisco Bay Trail along Coyote Point Recreation area!

Endless Food Options. Nearby downtown San Mateo is a vibrant scene that has exploded with restaurants. Voted best small town for food, you’ll find a staggering array of independent and innovative eateries in San Mateo—offering every cuisine you can imagine in celebration of this abundant yield. Bay Meadows is the perfect place to explore, discover, nosh, sip, chill and, if you act fast, live. With new eateries sprouting up all the time—Fieldwork Brewing Co., Tinpot Creamery, and Blue Bottle Coffee.

Great Place for Business. Whether you are a new business looking for space or interested in taking the start-up step, San Mateo is an ideal place to locate your business. Your business will benefit from a highly educated employment base with easy access to all points of the Bay Area. San Mateo is home to a variety of successful businesses and commercial areas including internet start-ups, tech companies, financial institutions, restaurants and retailers.

Fieldwork Brewery ©Garry Belinksy

AND, if you add in stunning new construction homes for sale (Victory Homes, for instance), apartments for rent with ample amenities, high-tech office buildings on Caltrain and loads of places to hang out – hello, LIFT Exercise, Blue Bottle Coffee, Fieldwork Brewing and Tin Pot Creamery – Bay Meadows has it all.

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