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Living in San Mateo

San Mateo has an average Walk Score of 65 with 97,207 residents.

San Mateo has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

The most walkable San Mateo neighborhoods are Downtown, Hayward Park and North Central.

Nearby Apartments

65 Walk Score of San Mateo, CA

San Mateo is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Central Business District

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Central Business District

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in San Mateo.

San Mateo Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for 55 West Fifth in the San Mateo area
from $2,556
1 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Park Place at San Mateo in the San Mateo area
from $2,754
1 bed
Walk Score 72
Rental info for Creekside in the San Mateo area
from $2,516
1 bed
Walk Score 83
Rental info for 131 Elm Street Apt 103 in the San Mateo area
$2,695
1 bed
Walk Score 88
Rental info for 730 Mariners Island Blvd 730-28 in the San Mateo area
$2,645
Rental info for 1222 Oak Grove Avenue #103 in the San Mateo area
$2,695
1 bed
Walk Score 91
Rental info for 355 North Claremont St. in the San Mateo area
$2,750
1 bed
Walk Score 85
Rental info for 2000 Delaware in the San Mateo area
$3,050
2 bed
Walk Score 81

San Mateo Neighborhoods

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Bike Score

Population

1 Downtown 94 47 81 4,890
2 Hayward Park 77 44 81 8,881
3 North Central 75 41 74 11,312
4 Beresford Park 69 42 51 7,343
5 Northwest Heights 67 41 58 15,705
6 Hillsdale 66 45 75 11,070
7 Sugarloaf 57 40 38 13,283
8 Shoreview 54 32 74 14,251
9 Marina Lagoon 46 34 75 8,650
10 Western Hills 37 27 26 1,930

Eating & Drinking

There are about 383 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in San Mateo.

People in San Mateo can walk to an average of 5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes

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Los Primos

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Christine Cook
on Bridge On Second Street

40 Transit Score of San Mateo, CA

San Mateo has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find San Mateo apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

San Mateo has some public transportation and about 15 bus and 2 rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from San Mateo on public transit.

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Century Theater

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Center Park

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Center Park rest area

65 Bike Score of San Mateo, CA

San Mateo is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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on Central Business District

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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

thumbnail for Northeast Hillsdale, San MateoBikes for loan at the central housing office. Nice. #NortheastHillsdale

Cameron Walter
on Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Fiesta Gardens, San Mateo

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Fiesta Gardens, San Mateo

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Cameron Walter
on Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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