San Mateo, California is located in the county of San Mateo. The city is in the San Francisco bay area and is a large suburb located on the peninsula of San Francisco. The city of San Mateo was incorporated in 1894.
Hayward Park, a historic estate of San Mateo, was built in 1880 and was the estate of millionaire Alvinza Hayward. The estate resided on 800 acres in San Mateo and once Hayward died the estate was converted to a hotel in 1904. Years later the hotel burned in a fire in 1920.
The climate of San Mateo is mild and similar to a Mediterranean Climate. The Santa Cruz Mountains' Montara Mountain Block shields San Mateo from the Pacific Ocean. Through a gap in the mountains gusty winds and fog flow from the oceanside to the city in late afternoon to early mornings in the summer time.
San Mateo is host to a Performing Arts Center, which outside San Francisco, on its peninsula, is one of the largest theatres. The city is also home to the College of San Mateo and KCSM, a radio station.
San Mateo is located in the 8th Senate District of California for the state legislature. The district representative for San Mateo is Leland Yee, Democrat.
Search the local listings of the California yellowpages to find businesses located in cities surrounding San Mateo. The business directory of the ChamberofCommerce.com connects local businesses with you in your area.
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