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Living in San Mateo

San Mateo has an average Walk Score of 68 with 97,207 residents.

San Mateo has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

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

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68 Walk Score of San Mateo, CA

San Mateo is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Bridge On Second Street

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Martin Luther King Park

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in San Mateo.

San Mateo Apartments for Rent

San Mateo Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 96 46 80 4,890
2 North Central 81 41 73 11,312
3 Hayward Park 81 43 82 8,881
4 Northwest Heights 70 40 57 15,705
5 Beresford Park 70 42 50 7,343
6 Hillsdale 69 44 75 11,070
7 Sugarloaf 61 38 36 13,283
8 Shoreview 60 32 73 14,251
9 Western Hills 48 26 25 1,930
10 Marina Lagoon 42 35 75 8,650

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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on Bridge On Second Street

39 Transit Score of San Mateo, CA

San Mateo has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find San Mateo apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

San Mateo has some public transportation and about 17 bus and 5 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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$2550 / Two BR - 840ft² - Lovely San Mateo Home for Rent

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Central Business District

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Central Business District

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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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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Northeast Hillsdale, 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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Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Cameron Walter
on Northeast Hillsdale, San Mateo

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