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Living in Downtown San Mateo

Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in San Mateo with 4,890 residents.

Downtown has some public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: North Central, Hayward Park, Northwest Heights, Shoreview, Beresford Park, Marina Lagoon and Hillsdale.

Nearby Downtown Apartments on Redfin

96 Walk Score of Downtown, San Mateo, CA

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Bridge On Second Street

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$2550 / Two BR - 840ft² - Lovely San Mateo Home for Rent

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown San Mateo.

Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in San Mateo with a Walk Score of 96.

Find apartments in San Mateo's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, North Central and Hayward Park.

Downtown San Mateo Apartments for Rent

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other 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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 146 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 19 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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thumbnail for Bridge On Second StreetThis bridge on second street crosses San Mateo Creek and leads to a small children's playground, park area and an apartment building. #central

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on Bridge On Second Street

80 Bike Score of Downtown, San Mateo, CA

Downtown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Central Business District

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Central Business District

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Central Business District San Mateo

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Central Business District San Mateo

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Metropolitan Apartments

thumbnail for Central Business DistrictThe purpose of the CBD district is to encourage the development and re-use of existing downtown structures as a center for retail, cultural, entertainment, and community service uses

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on Central Business District

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Gateway Park

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Gateway Park

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Central Business District

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Central San Mateo, San Mateo

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Central Business District San Mateo

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