Exploring the San Mateo Caltrain Station Neighborhoods

A romantic, relaxing weekend with your loved one is only a Caltrain ride away. A couple living in the South Bay can easily travel up to the Peninsula to visit their friends and after a lovely day, stay the night. Each stop on the line brings you an unique experience; here’s what awaits you in San Mateo.

Commute From Downtown San Mateo Caltrain Station
Destination By Car Caltrain Distance
San Francisco 30 min 28 min 18 miles
Downtown Burlingame 8 min 6 min 2 miles
Downtown San Carlos 15 min 13 min 8 miles
Downtown Redwood City 19 min 19 min 9 miles
Downtown Menlo Park 23 min 26 min 15 miles
Downtown Palo Alto 25 min 29 min 17 miles
Downtown Mountain View 28 min 27 min 21 miles
Downtown Sunnyvale 30 min 32 min 23 miles
San Jose Diridon 38 min 43 min 31 miles


Places You Can Call Home

Neighborhoods here are both enjoyed by its residents and sought after by home buyers and investors.

San Mateo Park

This well-maintained neighborhood with beautifully landscaped streets. There is a variety of architecture in the area, as well as oversized lots. Many residences in the San Mateo Park neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, a few a bit earlier. Some residences were built between 1940 and 1969. If you enjoy weekend boutique-ing, frequently dine out, and love to stretch your legs on a walk or bike ride, then you’re in good company with the people in this neighborhood. The downtown area, filled shops, restaurants, and a movie theater, is within walking distance from your doorstep.

North Shoreview and South Shoreview

The Shoreview neighborhoods can be summed up in one word: eclectic. Home prices are reasonable, and you’ll enjoy a stunning shoreline view while exploring the Bay Trail. The long and flat trails are perfect for bicyclists, and runners. If you have a green thumb and enjoy the outdoors, you’re in good company with the people in the neighborhood.

Take a stroll or bike around Seal Point Park, scan the skyline for airplanes taking off from and landing at SFO, and let your dog roam off leash in the 3 acre dog park. There are also both kayak and windsurf launch areas. Other nearby attractions include the Poplar Creek Golf Course, where you can tee off and have a round of golf — residents receive local rates.

Highlands/Baywood Park

Large homes are tucked within this quiet and wooded neighborhood. Here you get the best of both worlds: suburban charm and an electric downtown that is only 3 miles away. Wealthy and educated professionals reside in this neighborhood; if you’re an executive and want to keep similar company, request a preview tour of this neighborhoods homes.

San Mateo Schools

Your child will receive an excellent education through any of the schools in San Mateo. Your son will have a diverse and rigorous course load at the private Junipero Serra High School, where 99% of its graduates go to college. Aragon High School, the public option, in 2015 was ranked the 100th best public high school in the country by Newsweek. There are two elementary schools, Baywood and College Park, and a community college, College of San Mateo, where John Madden and Bill Walsh of the SF 49ers attended. Draper University is an example of the Silicon Valley culture of entrepreneurship.

Shopping, Parks and Recreation

Shopping and recreation options are plenty in San Mateo. Explore the more than 100 stores within the Hillsdale Mall, the largest mall in the area. Grab your bag of goodies and head back on the Caltrain station across El Camino Real.

Play in Central Park on their tennis courts, playground, and baseball diamond. Relax in the Japanese Tea Garden, and walk across the street for your caffeine fix at Starbucks.

Soak in the fresh air at Beresford Park, and for those who skateboard, catch some air at the two skateboard plazas. Sports lovers, rejoice — there is a lighted boccie ball complex, as well as tennis and basketball courts in the area. Children will enjoy the fully enclosed playground, as well as the preschool events and after-school care.

Tee off at the course at Peninsula Golf & Country Club, or practice your swings in their practice area and driving range. After you’ve worked up an appetite, eat at the casual or fine dinning options on site.

Eager to discover more? Talk to Kyle Else @ipoHomes Realtor and request a MyRPR residential or commercial neighborhood report.