Discover the most beautiful communities in the Bay Area
San Mateo County covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and Silicon Valley begins at the southern end. The county's built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.
Burlingame is a city in San Mateo County, California. It is located on the San Francisco Peninsula and has a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay. The city is named after diplomat Anson Burlingame and is known for its numerous eucalyptus groves, high quality of life, walkable downtown area, and excellent public school system.
A wetland area in the eastern part of the city adjacent to U.S. Highway 101 is a habitat to the endangered San Francisco garter snake, a species endemic to San Mateo County. At the western edge of the city, the San Andreas Lake and the San Andreas Fault may be found.
Russian Hill on a Friday night may overflow with the usual collection of ambitious tech and finance professionals, but climb any of the steep side streets and you’ll find longtime residents living in flats that have been around for generations, as well as young families putting down roots.
Nob Hill provides a clear portal to the past, to a time when a few families ruled the west’s newest and most exciting city. It’s changed plenty over the years, yet it still symbolizes San Francisco as a shining city full of promise, and as a sepia-toned one proud of its glorious past.
Described as one of the nation’s coolest and hippest neighborhoods, tech industry leaders flock to the Mission for its diverse array of retail and culinary pleasures. Exciting, energetic and chaotic — full of forward-thinking, creative individuals with a vested interest in their community, be they natives or recent arrivals to the area.
Located just south of the Presidio, this immaculate neighborhood is mere steps away from some of San Francisco’s most alluring hiking trails and parks. Presidio Heights offers seclusion amid the hustle of the Bay Area.
Mission Bay may not conjure visions of classic San Francisco, but this contemporary neighborhood is up and coming. Just across AT&T Park, Mission Bay’s wide boulevards and extravagant spaces are steadily filling in with luxury apartment complexes boasting bayside views.
Pacific Heights is San Francisco’s star neighborhood, where the streets are lined with a collection of French Chateau and Spanish-style mansions. Pacific Heights is a place where life is lived to the fullest, by people who’ve worked hard to get here.
With picturesque views along the edge of the bay, the Marina attracts shoppers and foodies to congregate on its boutique-lined streets and extensive green spaces. Offering exceptional views of the Golden Gate Bridge and a plethora of entertainment options, there is always something to do in the Marina.
The Marina is a singular neighborhood known for stunning homes, casual restaurants, engaging nightlife, winding streets, and unmatched physical beauty.
Considered one of the most burgeoning areas in San Francisco, Hayes Valley’s rapid ascent as one of the Bay Area’s hippest neighborhoods can be attributed to the vast array of high-end boutiques, restaurants, and bars that populate the city plaza. After years of embryonic growth, this once-forgotten neighborhood is now grabbing its share of the spotlight.
A plethora of galleries, boutiques, and stylish restaurants line the streets of Cow Hollow, making it an incredibly coveted San Franciscan locale. The neighborhood’s indisputable popularity ensures it's always bustling, and the nightlife is unlike anywhere else in the Bay Area.
Cow Hollow is one of San Francisco’s most well known and desirable neighborhoods, featuring world-class boutique shopping, a diverse housing market and easy proximity to recreation and work.
The City of Pacifica is spread along a six-mile (9.7-kilometer) stretch of coastal beaches and hills in north-central California. The city comprises several small valleys spread between Sweeney Ridge in the east, Montara Mountain to the south, and the Pacific Ocean's rocky bluffs to the west.
Pacifica is well known regionally as a popular surfing destination. Surfers and families often visit Linda Mar Beach. Rockaway Beach is a scenic location and offers recreation, shopping and dining. 2005 marked the opening of the top ranked Pacifica Skateboard Park.
Woodside is a small incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, United States, on the San Francisco Peninsula. It is home to many horses and is among the wealthiest communities in the United States.
The intentionally small business district includes a few restaurants; a grocery store; a saloon; a hardware and horse tack store; a home and garden store; an Aveda hair salon; a cleaner; and a post office. Outside of the business district are the Stillheart Institute educational event center, Skywood Trading Post and the Mountain Terrace event center.