San Mateo, CA


Centrally located among the major Bay Area communities, San Mateo apartments are just a short drive away from San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose. The region’s natural attractions are close at hand as well, with the city sitting adjacent to the sprawling Rancho Corral de Tierra and the popular Coyote Point Recreation Area overlooking San Francisco Bay. San Mateo has one of the largest and most developed downtown districts in the area, with hundreds of shops and restaurants, preserved historic buildings, and a strong Japanese cultural influence.

7 Neighborhoods in San Mateo, CA

  • Beresford Park

    Great schools, excellent shopping, and the Peninsula Golf and Country Club provide reasons for renters to flock to the Beresford Park neighborhood of San Mateo. Condos and apartments tend to sit along the neighborhood's major boulevards, providing easy access to Interstates 92 and 101 for commutes up and down the San Francisco peninsula. Many residents of Beresford Park commute by train, as the CalTrain station sits right in the neighborhood.

  • Downtown San Mateo

    A food lover's dream, downtown San Mateo puts residents within walking distance of all kinds of restaurants. The neighborhood has startups on every corner, so a rental here allows for networking every time you step out of your front door.

  • Hayward Park

    The quiet neighborhood of Hayward Park sits just south of downtown San Mateo, with convenient access to Interstate 101, giving residents a 20-mile commute north to San Francisco or a 30-mile commute east to San Jose. Renters can choose between small Craftsman bungalows, Spanish revival single-family homes from the early 20th century, or more modern condos.

  • Hillsdale

    Hillsdale, San Mateo features a perfect combination of local amenities, low crime rates, a stable housing market and beautiful, sunny weather. Known for its stellar educational system, many families reside in this area to ensure an outstanding education for their children. Residents enjoy the surrounding shopping venues and restaurants as well. Located approximately 18 miles from San Francisco, the neighborhood is great for commuters who work in the city but prefer to live in an outlying area. Drivers can access the city via US 101.

  • North Central

    North Central San Mateo is a lovely residential neighborhood close to all the action of San Mateo and the San Francisco Bay. The homes and rentals here remain more affordable than many other areas of the bay, making North Central a great choice for single commuters, families on a budget or students.

  • Shoreview

    The Shoreview neighborhood on the eastern part of the peninsula is about 18 miles south of the San Francisco city center. Located right on the coast, within San Mateo, the area offers many green spaces, parks and beaches for locals and visitors to enjoy.

  • Sugarloaf

    Sugarloaf is an area located approximately 24 miles south of San Francisco on the peninsula near San Mateo and Foster City. As one of the newest communities in this area, it features a lot of open, green space and a lower population density than the city itself, while still providing fast and easy access to San Francisco via public transportation or Highway 280.