Relocating to San Mateo


If you are planning on relocating to San Mateo, you will be moving to just one of the dream spots for singles, families and commuters alike, along with the other charming towns in the northern part of the Peninsula.

San Francisco Relocate offers relocation services to the entire Bay Area, and will show you every desirable neighborhood in the San Mateo area as well, such as Daly City, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Burlingame, Foster City, San Carlos, and Belmont, all of them ranking very high on areas of desirability for people relocating to Silicon Valley.

Before relocating to San Mateo, during the rental tour, our seasoned Relocation Specialists will answer any questions you may have about moving to San Mateo. We will guide you through all of the details of day-to-day life, allowing you to make a realistic evaluation of your new location. This will also give you the opportunity to prepare yourself and your family for what to expect when you decide on relocating to San Mateo County.

The Different Neighborhoods in San Mateo

If you have decided that you are moving to the San mateo area, our Relocation Specialists at San Francisco Relocate will guide you through the different areas to help you pick the one to best suit your needs.

San Francisco Relocate offers full and complete relocation assistance until you have signed a lease for the rental home of your choice. Once we have established what you are looking for and the areas in which you would consider living, we begin the process of finding houses that perfectly meet your preferences, lifestyle needs, and budget. Relocating to San Mateo will be a seamless process with us on your side.

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In San Mateo, the Hayward Park neighborhood is characterized by tree-lined residential streets and is located within an easy walk of San Mateo’s vibrant downtown, and is full of vintage attractive homes. One of the most exclusive neighborhoods in San Mateo, San Mateo Park offers an elegant, wooded neighborhood, designed to provide an antidote to the crowded urban conditions of the late 20th century. Home buyers love the serene feel of the neighborhood and enjoy the abundant space that the oversized lots offer.

Learn more about our home finding relocation services to the San Mateo County by going to our Services page.

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Pick the Best San Mateo School For Your Children

Families relocating to the northern part of the Peninsula love the schools in Burlingame, Foster City, San Mateo, San Carlos, Belmont, with an abundance of 10/10 star ratings. There are lots of schools to choose from, and you’re sure to find a great selection in both San Mateo and the nearby towns.

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Getting your children into a new school is priority for any family moving to San Mateo. We fully appreciate the importance of a seamless transition for children and understand that is vital to place them in a school that allows them to adjust, thrive, and succeed. Our Relocation Specialists will assist you with all your school finding relocation needs.

Learn more about our school finding relocation services to the San mateo County by going to our Services page.
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Working in San Mateo

If you are relocating to San Mateo it’s more than likely because you got a job at one over 200 major companies that have their headquarters in the San Mateo County, including Hewlitt-Packard, Quora and GoPro. The close proximity to work is a major contributing factor in why so many people choose relocating to San Mateo and the nearby beautiful towns in the Peninsula.

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There is a CalTrain stop in almost all of the neighborhoods in the area. In addition, popular commute options include VTA, SamTrans bus service, and the Dumbarton Express bus, which runs from the Union City Bart to Downtown Palo Alto and Stanford Research Park.

If you have decided that relocating to San Mateo is the best option for you and your family, our Relocation Specialists will inform you about your specific commuting options so you can have all the information you need to make the right decision about housing and schools for your children.
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Family Fun and Weekend Fun

One of the best things about moving to the San Mateo area is the walkability to a wealth of desirable destinations. Walk around San Mateo’s lively downtown area and enjoy a day of shopping and a diverse selection of thriving restaurants.

You can find new culinary adventures around every corner. Enjoy monthly events with the whole family, like costume scavenger hunts, holiday celebrations, and the Wine Walk, a community favorite for two decades.

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Residents will also come from near and far to discover new exhibits at the Museum of San Carlos, and The Hiller Aviation Museum with fascinating aircraft history. Enjoy the outdoors in San Mateo’s 16-acre Central Park, which offers picnic areas and play spaces, a children’s train, and a well-known Japanese Tea Garden.

Before relocating to San Mateo, our Relocation Specialists will take you around all the areas of interest in San Mateo County so you too can fall in love with the beauty and expansive entertainment offered for both adults and children alike.
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The Cost of Living in San Mateo

In San Mateo and the nearby towns of Burlingame, Foster City, San Carlos and Belmont, residents pay a premium to live in such desirable areas. The warm, sunny year-round weather, plethora of restaurants and activities, and thriving nightlife all contribute to the surge of housing costs. If you are considering relocating to San Mateo and neighboring communities you should know that they make up some of the highest median home prices and rents in the Nation. Our Relocation Specialists are experienced in the San Mateo real estate business and can help guide you to finding the perfect home for the most cost-effective and seamless transition possible.

Enjoy the San Mateo NightLife

When it comes to nightlife, the San Mateo County and Silicon Valley area has whatever you want. Whether it’s live music, dueling pianos, karaoke or hitting the clubs, you’ll find a place to match your style after relocating to San Mateo. Master mixologists bring happy hour alive.

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B Street Station is the Bay Area’s newest addition to the restaurant and bar scene offering classic cocktails, a unique selection of whiskies, spirits, and local beers. Relax with friends at the bar, which has a large selection of beers on tap, over 20 wines by the glass, and a variety of classic and new cocktails.

If you feel like going to a nightclub you will also have many options to choose from like the Grape and Grain, the Sky Lounge, or the Bucky’s Cocktail Lounge. Once the sun goes down, the San Mateo downtown and hotels come alive with sexy and sophisticated bars, nightclubs and lounges.
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Shopping in San Mateo

From outdoor shopping to upscale retail, you can shop, relax, or dine in any of the unique shopping districts after relocating to San Mateo.

Hillsdale Shopping Center comprises 130 fine stores and restaurants, and ample parking for the ultimate in convenience. Featuring stores like Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, Bebe, Godiva Chocolatier and The Sharper Image, you will find a variety of name brand and designer merchandise.

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25th Avenue is a quaint shopping community consisting of fine restaurants, specialty retail, and convenient services. People wanting an old fashioned shopping experience will find 25th Avenue a delight.

Bridgepointe is located at Mariner’s Island off Highway 92 between Highway 101 and the San Mateo Bridge. The Bridgepointe area features an exciting development of retail, dining, and entertainment uses. Several major stores including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Old Navy, Target, and Toys-R-Us are located at this center as well as ample parking for a convenient shopping experience.

Downtown San Mateo offers variety, excitement and diversity. If you end up relocating to San mateo, you will see that there is something for everyone in this fun-filled commercial area. Whether it is a new 12 screen movie theater, nearly 100 restaurants and a variety of shopping centres for running errands and hunting for gourmet food you will find it downtown. Make sure you let our Relocation Specialists know what you like and we’ll point you in the right direction.
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Where to Eat in San Mateo

An award-winning dining destination, Downtown San Mateo is a walkable urban neighborhood in the heart of the Peninsula. The thriving downtown of San Mateo near South 3rd and 4th street boasts world-class restaurants. These are Zagat Rated restaurants such as Hotaru and Sushi Sam’s Edomata. Another favorite is Vault 164, located in the heart of downtown, featuring eclectic and contemporary American cuisine using sustainable seafood and organic produce. Enjoy a wide range of aged steaks, whole roasted chicken, fresh pasta, unique salads, and gluten-free options.

Alicia recently helped us find an apartment in San Francisco for our son. She was organized, and knew the sections of the city well. We visited nearly twenty apartments in two days and we obtained our first choice. The competition for apartments is fierce and we would never have been able to obtain what we did on our own, despite being California residents and having spent time in the Bay Area previously. Wonderful person, knows her subject and knows her city. Highly recommended without reservation.

Kevin Wingert
Physician New Millenium Medicine
Moved from Santa Barbara (California) to San Francisco

Alicia was very easy to work with in our search for a San Francisco rental apartment. The rental market in the Bay Area can be difficult to navigate and complicated, but she made the process very simple and fun. She provided a great orientation to the various neighborhoods and we were able to secure a great apartment in less than 2 days. I would definitely recommend that you hire Alicia if you need to find an apartment in San Francisco and have a limited time frame. She was a tremendous help to us and very professional. Great job!

Ronald Lee
Physician Mark David Levine MD Psychiatrists Professional Corporation
Moved from Baltimore (Maryland) to San Francisco

Recommended by a mutual acquaintance, Alicia was great to work with. Most people who have been through a relocation process, particularly from the other side of the world, know how complicated and stressful the predicament of international relocation can be. Alicia’s deep local knowledge of the Bay area was key in finding the right house. Our new home meets both my professional constraints (budget, commute, etc.) and my family needs. Alicia went also beyond her role by providing numerous advices that have made our transition much easier. I can highly recommend Alicia for your relocation needs in particular if you are moving from the Old world.

Eric Gabrys
Trade and Investment CommissionerBrussels Invest and Exports
Moved from Brussels (Belgium) to San Rafael

It was by far the best introduction to San Francisco. We are a family of 4 coming from Spain and we really did not know much about the city. Alicia understood exactly where we wanted to live and which schools to take us. We are extremely pleased with their services and all this would not have been possible without her. We strongly recommend Alicia, she is very knowledgeable about the Bay Area and takes time to understand your needs and provide adequate solutions.

Fernando Diez
CEO Milesman Laser
Moved from Leon (Spain) to Tiburon, Marin County

Alicia is a very professional and results oriented relocator that knows every corner in San Francisco, can charm and convince any landlord and follows a very tight and efficient schedule. Alicia adapts immediately to customer needs and therefore delivers a perfect service. In my case, in just two days, we have visited over 15 apartments and singed the perfect deal thereafter. Hence, I can highly recommend her services.

Tobias Haag
Founder and CEO TBA
Moved from Berlin (Germany) to San Francisco

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