Best Places to Live

San Mateo, CA

Population: 104,430
LIV
SCORE
634

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A big part of the famed Silicon Valley is San Mateo, located in the San Francisco Bay Area and home to many technology-based companies and the 10,000-student College of San Mateo. The city has a well-developed historic downtown with 800 shops and restaurants, and residents have the luxury of many individual distinct neighborhoods, 15 parks and a County of San Mateo Medical Center.

Here are more reasons San Mateo is a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

San Mateo, CA Ranking Data

Civic
58
Demographics
62
Economy
50
Education
50
Health
56
Housing
54
Infrastructure
66