Best Places to Live

San Mateo, CA

Population: 101,335
LIV
SCORE
651
Ian Curcio

Situated in a prime spot along San Francisco Bay, San Mateo reflects the economic strength of Silicon Valley while featuring a casual pace of life that attracts many young professionals and families.

Top employers include Franklin Templeton Investments and San Mateo Medical Center, and San Mateo’s economy also revolves around technology and retail. The city’s population has grown by five percent over the past 10 years, and the median household income is north of $80,000.

More than 10,000 students attend College of San Mateo, and volunteerism in the community is high thanks in large part to a city-run Volunteer Source that connects volunteers with organizations, events and programs that need their help.

Find out more about what makes San Mateo a Best Place to Live.

San Mateo, CA Ranking Data

Civic
73
Demographics
71
Economy
55
Education
73
Health
73
Housing
53
Infrastructure
55