100% Local and Wholesome: Meet Your Neighbors, the Sullivans

Feeding the ducks at Bay Meadows Park, ordering scoops at Tin Pot Creamery and bringing the tikes to Paddock Park. If this all sounds idyllic, Keith and Colleen agree and feel fortunate to be part of the Bay Meadows community.

Meet the Sullivans, who moved into their 4-bedroom Meadow Walk home at Bay Meadows last summer. The new residents along with their 6 and 2 year-old sons plus two goldfish are 100% percent locally-grown. Keith was raised in San Mateo and Colleen is from Foster City.

“Staying on the Peninsula was very important to us,” Keith noted. With deep roots in the region, the Sullivans are active in the community and are members of the YMCA where their boys taking swim lessons and play basketball.

Meet the Sullivans” also happens to be the name of Colleen’s blog, covering “family, home and daily living.” A mom influencer, Colleen explores everything from kids activities to recipes for busy families to things to do in the Bay Area. Follow Colleen’s beautiful Instagram feed and catch her snaps of Bay Meadows and other local sites.

In addition to being able to remain local, several other things stood out that made Bay Meadows an ideal location for the family: “When we found out there was the beer garden here plus being so close to the train for when we go to San Francisco, it all added up.”

Keith is a doctor of physical therapy working at Kaiser in Redwood City. With a demanding job, he loves getting to relax in his downtime. “The idea that on the weekends, we don’t have to get into the car … that had a huge appeal for us.”

Favorite nearby hikes
: Sawyer Camp Trail and Sylvan Trail in Edgewood Park
Favorite local restaurant: Super excited about Roam Burger opening at Bay Meadows. Also love Jack’s Prime
Favorite local basketball team: (trick question) check out Colleen’s IG feed for the answer to this question >

Walkscore.com rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. San Mateo’s shared Bay Bikes are on-site, so no need to own your own. And Caltrain is a quick stroll from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.