San Francisco’s energy, culture, and beauty add excitement to the north while the technology, businesses, and thriving economy of Silicon Valley hum to the south. To the west the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash against rocks and to the east, sailboats dot the beautiful San Francisco Bay. With these amazing locations as borders, it’s no wonder that San Mateo County is one of California’s most desired locations.
The county seat of San Mateo County is Redwood City. Redwood City is home to many major companies, including Electronic Arts, Roblox, Oracle, Shutterfly, and BroadVision. Redwood City has a gorgeous downtown with many shops, restaurants, and a 20-screen movie theater complex. The Port of Redwood City is a major deepwater port.
Other cities in San Mateo County include Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Pacifica, San Mateo, San Carlos, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Atherton, Burlingame, Foster City, and Millbrae. The county is home to 17 parks with many trails for hiking, running and biking. Memorial Park allows visitors to camp among its majestic redwoods, and Sam McDonald Park has trails for horseback riding. Parts of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are also located in San Mateo County.