What is San Mateo known for? Within its 455 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, the County is known for its mild climate and scenic vistas. Nearly three quarters of the county is open space and agriculture remains a vital contributor to our economy and culture.
Is San Mateo considered San Francisco? San Mateo County is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA MSA (metropolitan statistical area), Silicon Valley, and is part of the San Francisco Bay Area, the nine counties bordering San Francisco Bay. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula.
Is San Mateo a good place to live? San Mateo is a nice, safe, family-friendly suburb to live in. Housing is expensive, but the city is beautiful and clean. There are many schools in the area and job opportunities near by with San Francisco and Silicon Valley within an arm’s reach. The area is very liberal and diverse.
Is San Mateo a suburb of San Francisco? San Mateo has one of the larger, better-developed suburban downtowns in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located roughly between Tilton Ave. to the northwest, 9th Ave. to the southeast, Delaware St. to the northeast and El Camino Real to the southwest.