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Best Places To Live Near Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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  • Downtown, San Mateo, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 6,520
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Los Altos, CA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 30,238
  • I grew up in Los Altos and spent a lot of my time walking around the town and finding out the "secrets" of the town. Los Altos is a sleepy old town with lots of history, but it is sleepy for sure: there…[read more]
86
  • Hillsborough, CA
  • City: 2.2mi / 3.6km away
  • Population: 11,312
  • I’ve lived in Hillsborough for 10 years. The cost of living is extremely expensive in Hillsbourough, but the low crime rates and safe neighborhoods make it well worth it in my mind. The weather is…[read more]
86
  • San Ramon, CA
  • City: 23.9mi / 38.4km away
  • Population: 74,366
  • And a San Ramon native I for one can vouch for the fact that it is single-handedly one of the most beautiful places in the Bay. With a very mild climate and beautiful atmosphere, San Ramon is also a…[read more]
86
  • Danville, CA
  • City: 25.6mi / 41.3km away
  • Population: 43,758
  • I lived in Danville California for the better part of my childhood, and I still travel there to visit my parents and grandparents during holidays. The city is a very calm place, and in my opinion a great…[read more]
85
  • San Carlos, CA
  • City: 5.6mi / 9.0km away
  • Population: 29,596
  • San Carlos is a small town - but it’s a nice one. There isn’t much going on when it comes to nightlife, which is why you’d need to head into San Francisco if you wanted anything to do with that (and…[read more]
85
  • Cupertino, CA
  • City: 22.7mi / 36.5km away
  • Population: 60,297
  • My husband and I lived in Cupertino for five years while my husband had a job in the area. Since then, we have moved to another part of the country and miss some of the features Cupertino has to offer.…[read more]
84
  • Foster City, CA
  • City: 3.7mi / 6.0km away
  • Population: 32,967
  • Foster City is a good city. It has good parks, it is very safe and it's very diverse. But there are problems with it. There really is nothing to do here in Foster City. It's just a bunch of parks and…[read more]
83
  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.5mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 1,863
83
  • Piedmont, CA
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.7km away
  • Population: 11,201
  • Living in the city of Piedmont is an amazing, yet expensive experience. When I lived in Piedmont, there was never a dull day. This city is full of life and excitement. There is always somewhere to go…[read more]
83
  • Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 1,473
83
  • Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.2mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 1,477
83
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 66,649
  • I have visited Palo Alto twice for business in recent years. I have found it to be a fun trip each time. It has many things to offer for entertainment and fun. One of my favorite places to go to is…[read more]
83
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 8,376
83
  • Mountain View, CA
  • City: 17.4mi / 28.0km away
  • Population: 78,827
  • Living in Mountain View is absolutely incredible thanks to its central location in California as well as being home to America's bright technological future. As a software engineer, I am passionate about…[read more]
82
  • Burlingame, CA
  • City: 3.0mi / 4.8km away
  • Population: 30,118
  • I've found my forever city in Burlingame, CA! I'm coming up on my 4th year living in Burlingame, and I couldn't be happier. We get great weather all year round, and are close to everything we could…[read more]
82
  • Millbrae, CA
  • City: 5.1mi / 8.2km away
  • Population: 22,522
  • The title says it all,predominantly an Asian community which explains the low crime rate and staggering property values pricing out the majority and the air port 8 minutes…[read more]
82
  • Moss Beach, CA
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.0km away
  • Population: 3,706
81
  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.8mi / 28.6km away
  • Population: 2,280
81
  • Belmont, CA
  • City: 3.7mi / 6.0km away
  • Population: 26,918
  • I live in Belmont, CA and I really enjoy this progressive city. Home to Oracle, many residents of Belmont work there. Belmont has great parks and one of the few surviving buildings of from the…[read more]
81
  • Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood: 0.7mi / 1.2km away
  • Population: 7,067
81
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.1mi / 21.1km away
  • Population: 3,564
80
  • Midtown, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 10,437
80
  • Stanford, CA
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.3km away
  • Population: 14,926
  • I've been living in Stanford for the last 6 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere but the upper class, upper-scale amenities and highly educated neighbors and friends I've developed over my…[read more]
80
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 33,319
  • I lived in Menlo Park for approximately one year. While living in Menlo Park, two things always come to mind when I look back at my experience living there: peace and tranquility. When you walk or drive…[read more]
80
  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.7mi / 31.7km away
  • Population: 5,996
80
  • Fremont, CA
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 227,934
  • I have lived in Fremont since the 1970's, and have seen so many changes since then. If you're a young outgoing person, you will probably find Fremont painfully boring. On the other hand, it's a good…[read more]
80
  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.2mi / 31.0km away
  • Population: 4,011
80
  • West Menlo Park, CA
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.8km away
  • Population: 3,830
  • The area has two great schools (Las Lomitas Elementary and La Entrada Middle School are actually a separate school district from the rest of Menlo Park) so in that respect it is family friendly. People…[read more]
79
  • Blacow, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.2mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 8,155
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  • Ardenwood, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.5mi / 23.3km away
  • Population: 16,634
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  • Charleston Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: 2,410
79
  • West San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.9mi / 41.7km away
  • Population: 99,862
  • I currently reside in San Jose, California. I have been here for about 2 years. There are many great things about this area. One is of course the shopping. There are plenty of places to find whatever you…[read more]
79
  • Forestland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 1,954
79
  • Niles, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.5mi / 29.8km away
  • Population: 7,387
79
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.6km away
  • Population: 149,596
  • We can easily earn some knowledge about this city through google by watching Wikipedia and can communicate smoothly by Yahoo Mail. Thanks to Yahoo…[read more]
79
  • Fair Meadow, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 2,403
78
  • Moraga, CA
  • City: 22.2mi / 35.7km away
  • Population: 16,977
  • I have lived in Moraga, CA for a couple of years now and it is a wonderful place to create a life for yourself. The city has access to all of the fun of the San Francisco bay area without the hustle and…[read more]
78
  • Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.7mi / 26.9km away
  • Population: 907
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  • Parkmont, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.4mi / 29.7km away
  • Population: 6,979
78
  • Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 36,055
78
  • Atherton, CA
  • City: 9.9mi / 15.9km away
  • Population: 7,127
78
  • Woodside, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 5,496
78
  • Merriwood, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 3,273
77
  • Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 3,831
77
  • Professorville, Palo Alto, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • Population: 811
77
  • Hayward Highland, Hayward, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 6,445
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  • Irvington, Fremont, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.9mi / 31.9km away
  • Population: 11,546
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  • Lincoln Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.8mi / 28.6km away
  • Population: 2,445
  • It gets more comfortable and safer as you get up the hill in Dimond and into Lincoln Highlands, and you even start to see great views of the city the further up you get. Although it is a bit secluded,…[read more]
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  • Pacifica, CA
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.7km away
  • Population: 38,844
  • I love living in Pacifica. It's a small city just south of San Francisco so there is always a ton of things I can do. The downside is that the cost of living is pretty high, but it's totally worth it.…[read more]
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  • Alameda, CA
  • City: 12.7mi / 20.4km away
  • Population: 77,409
  • From a beautiful golf course to a indoor mini golf course miniature of the Bay Area, to bowling alley, and two antique arcades. The best little shopping area in SF Bay. Great restaurants and street…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Downtown, San Mateo, CA for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Downtown, San Mateo, CA, followed by the best places to live near Downtown, San Mateo, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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