Moving To San Mateo

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Arts & Parks: Moving To San Mateo

Have you already visited California and now thinking of moving to San Mateo? You won’t hear us saying no! The city has attracted new residents from far and wide since its incorporation over a hundred years ago. San Mateo’s charm is mainly from the diverse offerings that allow the locals to live various lifestyles. There are trails for hikers and bikers, art installations for locals, and malls for the avid shopper. There is space for everyone to continue living how they used to or do a hard reset. You can also level up and experience more upscale activities like golf. Nearby courses in San Mateo have some of the most scenic views. You’ll find challenging courses and well-maintained greens. Living in the area will leave nothing to want. You can have almost everything you want when you move into this affluent community. Let’s look at some features in more detail.


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Making The Move To San Mateo And Visiting The Parks

Despite being a bustling metropolis, San Mateo also has some of the most peaceful parks in California. Don’t even get us started on the number of green spots you can find in the city. You can work your way up to shoreline areas from smaller pocket parks. These locations help tie the communities with amenities like playgrounds, picnic areas, and sports courts. If you’re considering moving to San Mateo, below are some places you can visit for a peaceful retreat and a good time.

Regional And Shoreline Parks

  • Ryder Park
  • Seal Point Park

Community Parks & Centers

  • Bay Meadows Park
  • Bayside/Joinville Park & Pool
  • Beresford Park and Center
  • Central Park and Center
  • Martin Luther King Park, Center & Pool
  • Lakeshore Park
  • Los Prados Park
  • Parkside Aquatic Park
  • Shoreview Park

Neighborhood Parks

  • Casanova Park
  • Harborview Park
  • Indian Springs Park
  • Laurelwood/Sugarloaf Park
  • Laurie Meadows Park
  • Mariners Island Park
  • Paddock Park
  • Trinta Park

Small Neighborhood & Mini Parks

  • Bay Tree Park
  • Concar Playground
  • DeAnza Historical Area
  • East Hillsdale Park
  • Fiesta Meadows Park
  • Gateway Park
  • Hayward Square Park
  • Landing Green
  • Sunnybrae Playground
  • Washington Playground
  • West Hillsdale Park


Viewing Public Art

A huge part of San Mateo’s revitalization process and development was the approval of the Art in Public Places Program in 2005. This ordinance changed the way developments are done. A 0.5% building permit fee now goes toward commissioning and installing the public artworks. And since its establishment, the program has seen a range of artworks that add life to San Mateo’s cityscape today. Below are some of the masterpieces you can see while walking in the city.

  • Sam Francis
    55 West 3rd Ave.
  • The Juggler
    2905 S. El Camino Real
  • El Camino Mural
    2905 S. El Camino Real
  • Castelo & Limbs and Two and a Half
    Persimmon Park, Bay Meadows, Baze Road
  • San Mateo Bridge
    200 E 28th Ave
  • Gathering and Sparrow
    888 N. San Mateo Drive
  • Triumvirate
    1950 Elkhorn Court
  • Fence Views
    2089 Pacific Blvd
  • Synthesis
    2000 S. Delaware St.
  • Falling Slabs
    3005 Clearview Way
  • Three Big Red Poppies
    450 Concar Dr.
  • Cal Water Drop
    341 N. Delaware
  • Mirrored Labyrinth NY – for California
    3068 W Kyne St.
  • Olympic Wannabes
    520 S. El Camino Real
  • Mosaic Entry Arch
    1650 S. Delaware St.
  • Pandemic Healing Art Wall
    3rd Avenue and B Street


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