Top 5 Neighborhoods in San Mateo, CA

January 21st, 2013 by christopher Leave a reply »

To complement our last post on the top neighborhoods in San Jose the team would like to present the Top 5 Neighborhoods in San Mateo, CA. Similar to before, the chart below will show the top5 neighborhoods in San Mateo by listing count. Keep scrolling down for a brief description of each neighborhood.


Neighborhood Number of Listings
Eastern Addition/Downtown Area 20
Hayward Park 9
San Mateo Park/El Cerrito Park 5
Baywood/Parrott Park 4
Bowie Estate 4


Eastern Addition / Downtown Area

The downtown San Mateo area is an elegant mix of the old and the new. It features galleries, restaurants, festivals and retail shopping, while retaining the classic Spanish architecture that is a mainstay throughout California. There is a sprawling farmers market that draws people from all around the bay area every Sunday.

Hayward Park

The Hayward park neighborhood is best known in San Mateo for its tree lined residential district. Residents of Hayward Park also enjoy being a mere walking distance from the vibrant activities offered in the Downtown San Mateo Area. Hayward Park is also a location of many of the Bay Area’s classic vintage properties. With some homes dating back as far as 1902.

San Mateo Park / El Cerrito Park

San Mateo Park is commonly retailed for its amazing beauty and community unity. The neighborhood is not laid out in a traditional grid style, rather as a series of curving roads often featuring large beautifully landscaped islands instead of four way stops. It is considered one of the premier neighborhoods in San Mateo with homes that offer both luxury and privacy.

Baywood / Parrott Park

The Baywood / Parrot Park area offers several amenities to the discerning buyer. It is home to the acclaimed Baywood Elementary School, nearby to the state of the art San Mateo Library, and offers homes from several different architecture styles.

Bowie Estate

Bowie Estate is one of the largest residential districts within San Mateo. It is a short distance from Downtown San Mateo offering residents easy access to nightlife and shopping. Several homes in Bowie Estate date back to the 1920s and 40s offering a vintage feel to the community.


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