All you need to know about San Mateo

San Mateo is a city California and a business travel centre, located on the San Francisco Peninsula, offering quality accommodation in the form of corporate housing and serviced apartments. It’s situated less than 20 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles north-west of San Jose and has a population of more than 100,000. The main language spoken in the city is English and the currency used is the American dollar. San Mateo has two sister cities: Varde in Denmark and Toyonaka in Japan. The city is warm and dry in summer and mild in winter. The entire city, with the exception of the Santa Cruz Mountain Range, is protected from the Pacific Ocean breeze by the Montara Mountain.  

The first inhabitants of San Mateo were members of the Ohlone Indians tribe. This tribe lived here for at least 4000 years before the first Spanish explorers arrived in 1776. They were on a scouting trip to locate a place to start a settlement on the Peninsula. This settlement grew over time, and, in 1861, the construction of a railroad linking San Francisco to San Mateo was put in motion. In the decades that followed, more buildings began springing up in the city and paved the way for modern-day San Mateo - which boasts all manner of furnished apartments and corporate housing to accommodate business travel to the area. 

The largest industries in San Mateo are technology, healthcare, financial services and retail trade. The top employers in San Mateo are Sony Interactive Entertainment and the County of San Mateo Medical Centre. The median age in San Mateo is 38 years old and the average household income is $95,667. San Mateo’s housing market is one of the most expensive in the country, and, as of February 2018, the median home value was $1,463,900. As a hub for key sectors, San Mateo retains an important business travel identity. 

San Mateo boasts a variety of green spaces including Laurelwood Park: the largest park in the city, with scenic trails for walking and cycling. The picturesque location is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Seal Point Park is, meanwhile, a beautiful windsurfing area with a dog park. Corporate housing in San Mateo offers close proximity to a range of these open spaces, and are perfect for a relaxing evening after a busy day at the office. 

San Mateo is well connected by road, air and bus. Route 82 runs right through the city from San Francisco to San Jose. The city is also linked by Route 92 which connects to Hayward. The nearest airport is San Francisco International Airport, at less than five miles away from the city centre. Transport agency, SamTrans, offers a local bus service in San Mateo, whilst linking the city to the wider state. Business travellers staying in San Mateo accommodation will find many of these transport links on their doorstep. 

SilverDoor's offering of corporate housing and furnished apartments in San Mateo is ideal for business stays. Get in touch now to confirm your corporate apartment in San Mateo.