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Living In San Mateo, CA

One of the beautiful communities on the southwestern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Mateo is a diverse city that boasts a thriving economy and a mild climate. Whether you're looking for apartments in San Mateo in the shadow of the Peninsula's hills or along the broad coastal flats that house the city's major employers, you're sure to find a place that suits your tastes here. Once you've had a taste of the town's idyllic lifestyle, you'll never want to move again.

San Mateo Attractions
With about 100,000 residents, San Mateo is blessed with a diverse array of fine dining establishments, high-end boutiques, cultural institutions and open spaces. The San Mateo Arboretum attracts nature lovers from across the Bay Area, and the nearby Sugarloaf Open Space offers curious residents a close look at the region's native flora and fauna. For culture lovers, the San Mateo Public Library and San Mateo Performing Arts Center serve as the two largest institutions of their kind in the Mid-Peninsula region.

San Mateo Natural Beauty
Despite its relatively dense cityscape, San Mateo boasts several beautiful and protected areas, including Coyote Point Park and Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir. These close-by spaces offer hiking, biking, bird-watching and other exciting recreational activities. Just a few minutes to the west, Half Moon Bay attracts surfers and sunbathers with its intense waves and broad white sand beaches. On nearby San Francisco Bay, sailing enthusiasts, waterskiers, sea kayakers and fishermen ply the crystal blue waters.

San Mateo Apartments
Apartments in San Mateo, CA, run the gamut from open-plan studio-style spaces in centrally-located communities to modern three-bedroom units in gorgeous, amenity-rich locales. Whatever your preference, Apartment Guide can easily connect you with San Mateo rentals that fit your lifestyle and budget. What's more, our easy-to-use search features can point you to perfect San Mateo apartments for rent without forcing you to pound the pavement for days on end. To find San Mateo, California, apartments with in-suite appliances, 24-hour security, outdoor pools, covered parking or many other amenities, simply specify your preference in your search and let us do the rest. With Apartment Guide, you are never more than a few clicks from your next place to live!

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