San Mateo

Home to over 97,000 residents, San Mateo is one of the larger suburbs on the Peninsula. Downtown is a popular gathering place, perfect for the weekend visitor or resident alike with its numerous restaurants and shops. Steeped in history, downtown enjoys the many architectural styles of its buildings that date back to San Mateo’s incorporation in 1894. Also downtown is beautiful Central Park with a baseball field, Japanese tea garden, playground, and tennis courts, offering delightful recreational venues for year-round outdoor enjoyment. Plus, San Mateo boasts some of the Peninsula’s best schools. All of these amenities make San Mateo a lovely community to live, work, and play.

In 2020, the San Mateo average price for a single-family home was $1,823,463, a 9% increase from the previous year.

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Single-family homes only

Single-family homes only

  • 19th Avenue Park

    For homebuyers in search of a centrally located and well-priced Eichler, this neighborhood may be just the ticket. 19th Avenue Park’s Eichler inventory includes a more modest take on this mid-century modern design than the offerings in the nearby Highlands neighborhood. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $830,000 to $2,228,888, and condos/townhomes range from $913,000 to $1,565,000.

    This family-friendly, residential neighborhood also offers commuter convenience with its easy access to highways 92 and 101 and proximity to downtown San Mateo

    Schools for this neighborhood include top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and Sunnybrae Elementary School.

  • Aragon

    The Aragon neighborhood offers some of the most sought-after real estate in all of San Mateo. Beautiful homes on large lots in a great family-friendly location is the standard here. Consequently, homes in this community are more expensive than in most other parts of San Mateo, with the exception of the Baywood neighborhood, which is closer to the downtown. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in Aragon range from $1,935,000 to $3,050,000.

    This lush leafy-green neighborhood of distinguished homes affords walkable proximity to Central Park & Japanese Garden and Downtown San Mateo, and it’s close to shopping, dining, and public transport.

    Schools for this neighborhood include the top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and Baywood Elementary School.

  • Bay Wood

    The Baywood neighborhood is one of the most upscale and elite in San Mateo. The price point here is on the higher end and might not be optimal for the entry-level buyer, though the price per square foot is less than for comparable lots in Burlingame. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in Baywood range from $1,578,000 to $5,000,000, and condos/townhomes range from $795,000 to $1,775,000.

    Homes here are larger than in other neighborhoods, with the exception of San Mateo Park. Styles in this area include Mediterranean, Moorish, and Tudor homes situated along well-maintained tree-lined streets.

    Most parts of this neighborhood are within walking distance of the many amenities in Downtown San Mateo, as well as Central Park & Japanese Garden with its granite pagoda, tea house, koi pond, and bamboo grove. Highways 101, 92, and 280 are also easily accessible from this area.

    Schools for this neighborhood include the top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and Baywood Elementary School.

  • Baywood Knolls

    Baywood Knolls is an in-demand neighborhood of large homes in contemporary architectural styles in a picture-perfect location. This community offers a sought-after blend of serenity and proximity to amenities. The gently sloping hills and vistas of this neighborhood are only one mile from Downtown San Mateo, two miles from Highway 101, and easily accessible to highways 92 and 280. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes here range from $2,025,000 to $3,120,000.

    Schools for this neighborhood include the top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and Baywood Elementary School.

  • Baywood Park

    The Baywood Park / Enchanted Hills neighborhood is a coveted blend of suburban seclusion and urban convenience. Only three miles from San Mateo, this community is close to shopping and dining and affords easy access to highways 92 and 280. Homes here do not come on the market often, but when they do, offerings include single-family homes and townhomes in a range of architectural styles. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in Baywood Park /Enchanted Hills range from $1,800,000 to $3,200,000.

    Schools for this neighborhood include the top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and Highlands Elementary School.

  • Beresford Manor

    Beresford Manor offers homebuyers affordable homes in a community-centered neighborhood. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,150,000 to $2,700,000, and condos/townhomes range from $539,500 to $1,020,000. The real estate here consists largely of smaller, traditional single-family homes on smaller lots – usually around 5,000 square feet.

    This neighborhood enjoys a very walkable location close to Hillsdale Shopping Center and Beresford Park with its lighted tennis courts, bocce ball courts, enclosed playgrounds, and picnic areas.

  • Bowie Estate Etc.

    The Bowie Estate neighborhood is a great option for the first-time buyer or those looking for homes with high potential and a lower price point. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,025,000 to $1,760,000, and condos/townhomes range from $309,100

    to $1,160,000. Real estate in this area is comprised of single-family homes including ranch style and bungalows, in addition to some Victorian homes and a selection of Spanish-style homes on the neighborhood’s eastern edge. There are also apartment and condominium complexes in this neighborhood, including the 990-unit Woodlake.

    Bowie Estate offers commuter convenience and proximity to downtown San Mateo, and schools for this neighborhood include San Mateo High School.

  • Eastern Addition/Downtown

    San Mateo’s Eastern Addition neighborhood offers homebuyers a mix of vintage and contemporary single-family homes, condominiums, and apartments in an urban setting. Homes range in price here and, as of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $880,000 to $2,650,000, and condos/townhomes range from $236,000 to $1,436,000.

    Eastern Addition affords its residents a very convenient and walkable location with proximity to downtown San Mateo, shopping and dining on Burlingame Avenue, Caltrain, and Highway 101.

    Schools for this neighborhood include the top-rated San Mateo High School.

  • Edgewater Isle

    One of the newer neighborhoods in San Mateo, Edgewater Isle offers homebuyers affordable waterfront condominiums at the Edgewater Island complex. There are no single-family homes here; the real estate offered in this neighborhood is exclusively condominiums. As of 2020, prices for condos here range from $710,000 to $1,230,000.

    Centrally located, this neighborhood affords easy access to shopping, dining, and Highway 92, while a greenbelt with walking path welcomes outdoor pursuits.

  • Fiesta Gardens

    Bay Meadows and Fiesta Gardens are two neighborhoods in San Mateo. While the former consists of 11 individual residential communities with a midcentury modern design aspect, the latter offers more traditional ranch-style homes from the 1950s and 1960s. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this neighborhood range from $1,230,000 to $1,770,000, and condos/townhomes range from $444,905 to $2,125,000. This area offers commuter convenience with proximity to Caltrain and easy access to Highway 101. Residents enjoy the lush, leafy green surroundings of Paddock Park, Bay Meadows Park, Linear Park, and Persimmon Park. Schools for this community include Fiesta Gardens International Elementary, a Spanish-English immersion school, Borel Middle School, and Hillsdale High School.

  • Foothill Terrace

    The Foothill Terrace neighborhood offers homebuyers relatively affordable options including newer and older single-story ranch homes and two-story homes with beautiful views. While homes nearer the freeway offer commuter convenience, homes in the hills offer more space and seclusion. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,750,000 to $3,391,500.

    Schools for this neighborhood include the top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and Baywood Elementary School.

  • Hayward Park

    Hayward Park is a charming, tree-lined neighborhood in San Mateo where architectural styles include Craftsman, Tudor, and Mediterranean. Homes here are relatively affordable, and as of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,050,000 to $3,900,000, and condos/townhomes range from $699,000 to $1,450,000.

    This neighborhood is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown San Mateo. The community also enjoys its own Caltrain station, and it is close to the popular Central Park & Japanese Garden with granite pagoda, tea house, koi pond, and bamboo grove.

    Schools for this neighborhood include the top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and Sunnybrae Elementary School.

  • Hillsdale

    The Hillsdale neighborhood is family-friendly and offers homebuyers a mid-level price point for the San Mateo area. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,145,000 to $2,500,000, and condos/townhomes range from $815,000 to $825,000.

    Homes in this area include those that are modest, with clean lines, and larger, more elaborate structures. Many homes are situated along covetable cul-de-sacs, with proximity to both of Hillsdale’s parks and Hillsdale Shopping Center.

  • Homestead/Husing

    Homestead Husing offers homebuyers affordable homes in an attractive location with proximity to excellent amenities. Architectural styles here include bungalows, ranch, and craftsman. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,018,000 to $2,950,000, and condos/townhomes range from $430,756 to $1,202,000.

    Schools for this neighborhood include the top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and sought-after Baywood Elementary School.

  • Lakeshore

    The Lakeshore neighborhood is one of the better options for first-time buyers with real estate inventory largely composed of condominium complexes, along with modest single-family bungalows and ranch-style homes. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $937,000 to $1,527,000, and condos/townhomes range from $650,000 to $855,000.

    The Lakeshore neighborhood enjoys proximity to Hillsdale Shopping Center, Lakeshore Park, Caltrain, and Highway 101.

  • Laurelwood & Sugarloaf

    One of the newer neighborhoods in San Mateo, Laurelwood / Sugarloaf offers homebuyers attached homes, including those built in the 1980s in the Sugarloaf subdivision, and single-family homes. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,355,000 to $2,550,000, and condos/townhomes range from $460,000 to $1,655,000. Residents of this neighborhood enjoy the open space and walking trails at Laurelwood Park.

  • Lauriedale

    Lauriedale, one of San Mateo’s newer neighborhoods, offers homebuyers well-priced single-family homes, the newer of which have up to 3,000 square feet. Lauriedale is also home to multi-unit apartment and condo complexes. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,730,000 to $2,360,000, and condos/townhomes range from $603,888 to $923,000.

    Residents in this community enjoy commuter convenience and proximity to Caltrain.

  • Los Prados

    With Los Prados Park at its center and a waterfront location, the Los Prados neighborhood in San Mateo, California, has plenty to offer. Real estate here includes single-family homes, condominiums, and apartments, most of which date from the 1960s onwards, though this neighborhood has seen some high-end waterfront development in more recent times. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,068,000 to $2,600,000, and condos/townhomes range from $690,000 to $1,261,000.

    Amenities at Los Prados Park, located at 1837 Bahia street, include tennis and basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, and two picnic areas.

  • Mariner's Isle/Harbortown

    One of San Mateo’s largest neighborhoods, Mariners Isle offers both residential and commercial real estate with a waterfront location. For homebuyers, offerings include single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Harbortown, a large townhome development built around a manmade lake, is part of Mariners Isle. Homes in this neighborhood don’t come on the market often, and when they do, they sell quickly. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in Mariners Isle range from $1,260,000 to $1,649,000, and condos/townhomes range from $499,000

    to $1,400,000.

    Amenities for this neighborhood include Mariners Point Golf Center and Bridgepointe Shopping Center for retail and dining.

  • Shoreview

    The Shoreview neighborhood offers a great price point to the entry-level homebuyer in the market for a single-family home. There are also a selection of newer, larger homes in this community. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $890,000 to $1,650,000, and condos/townhomes range from $405,000 to $820,000.

    This neighborhood affords commuter convenience to Highway 101, plus proximity to Poplar Creek Golf Course and Coyote Point Recreation Area for picnics, swimming, fishing, and sailing.

    Schools for this neighborhood include Parkside Elementary School, North Shoreview Elementary School, and Bayside Middle School.

  • Parkside

    The Parkside neighborhood enjoys a waterfront location and is bordered by Seal Slough. Real estate here includes new builds and single-family ranch homes, some of which have been extensively remodeled. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $930,000 to $1,760,000.

    Amenities in this neighborhood include the wonderful Parkside Aquatic Park which boasts the city’s only boating launch ramp, in addition to a roped-off swim area in Marina Lagoon, and a playground.

    Schools for this neighborhood are within walking distance and include Parkside Montessori, a public magnet school comprised of students from both San Mateo and Foster City, and Bayside Academy (K-5 STEAM and 6-8 STEM).

  • San Mateo Highlands

    The Highlands neighborhood offers the largest collection of Eichler homes in San Mateo. These mid-century modern homes enjoy spacious and open floorplans and a central atrium surrounded by walls of glass. There are also larger, more traditional homes in the area, many of which include ample outdoor space. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,800,000 to $2,510,000, and condos/townhomes range from $1,080,000 to $1,300,000.

    This neighborhood offers commuter convenience to San Francisco and Silicon Valley with its easy access to Highway 92. Schools for this neighborhood include top-rated Highlands Elementary School.

  • San Mateo Knolls/Laurel Creek

    A 35-minute drive from San Francisco, the San Mateo Knolls neighborhood offers homebuyers a mix of spacious homes on large lots (some in excess of 10,000 square feet) with beautiful views, and single-story homes on smaller lots in well-maintained surroundings. This neighborhood is perfect for those in search of seclusion, with proximity to urban conveniences. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,295,000 to $3,400,000.

  • San Mateo Park

    For homebuyers seeking luxury and prestige, San Mateo Park may fit the bill. Nestled among trees of oak, elm, poplar, and palm, homes here are the most exclusive in San Mateo. This neighborhood offers luxury, serenity, and large lots (many in excess of 10,000 square feet). Real estate here includes Tudor-, Colonial-, Spanish-, and Mediterranean-style homes, often with beautifully landscaped gardens and swimming pools. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,652,000 to $7,300,000, and condos/townhomes range from $535,000 to $3,050,000.

    This neighborhood is convenient to shopping and dining on Burlingame Avenue, which is just one mile away. Highway access and Caltrain are also in close proximity.

    Schools for this neighborhood include Park Elementary School, Borel Middle School, which is a 10-minute drive, and San Mateo High School, an 8-minute drive.

  • San Mateo Terrace/Beresford

    San Mateo Terrace / Beresford is a popular neighborhood with homebuyers. Residents enjoy single-family homes, at relatively reasonable prices, in peaceful surroundings. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,335,000 to $2,700,000. Schools for this neighborhood include Hillsdale High School.

  • San Mateo Village

    For homebuyers in search of a centrally located and well-priced Eichler, this neighborhood may be just the ticket. 19th Avenue Park’s Eichler inventory includes a more modest take on this mid-century modern design than the offerings in the nearby Highlands neighborhood. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $830,000 to $2,228,888, and condos/townhomes range from $913,000 to $1,565,000.

    This family-friendly, residential neighborhood also offers commuter convenience with its easy access to highways 92 and 101 and proximity to downtown San Mateo

    Schools for this neighborhood include top-rated Aragon High School, Borel Middle School, and Sunnybrae Elementary School.

  • San Mateo Woods/Bayridge

    San Mateo Village comprises the area between El Camino Real and the Bayshore Freeway, McClellan Avenue and East 40th Avenue. The San Mateo Village neighborhood has long been a popular choice for first-time buyers and those looking to downsize, though the neighborhood’s location and convenience have seen it command higher prices in more recent years. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $955,000 to $2,100,000.

  • Westwood Knolls Etc.

    Westwood Knolls offers a slice of suburbia with some of San Mateo’s best Bay views. Among the homes in this neighborhood are single-story ranch and mid-century styles. As of 2020, prices for single-family homes in this area range from $1,162,000 to $2,412,000.

    This neighborhood offers proximity to El Camino Real and Hillsdale Shopping Center with myriad retail, dining, and entertainment options. Schools for this neighborhood include Hillsdale High School, Abbott Middle School, and Laurel Elementary School.