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Below is some general information about San Mateo:
San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California in the high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a population of 97,207 as of the 2010 census, it is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, located between Burlingame to the north, Foster City to the east, Belmont to the south, and Highlands-Baywood Park and Hillsborough to the west. San Mateo was incorporated in 1894.
Originally part of the Rancho de las Pulgas and the Rancho San Mateo, the earliest recorded history is in the archives of Mission Dolores. It indicates in 1789 the Missionaries had named a Native American village along Laurel Creek Los Laureles or the Laurels (Mission Dolores, 1789). An 1835 sketch map of the Rancho refers to the creek as arroyo de los Laureles, but by now most of the Laurels have vanished. Coyote Point was an early recorded feature of San Mateo in 1810. Beginning in the 1850s some wealthy San Franciscans began looking for summer or permanent homes in the milder mid-peninsula. While most of this early settlement occurred in adjacent Hillsborough and Burlingame, a number of historically important mansions and buildings trickled over into San Mateo. A.P. Giannini, founder of the Bank of Italy, lived here most of his life. His mansion, Seven Oaks, currently in disrepair and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 20 El Cerrito Drive. In 1858 Sun Water Station, a stage station of the Butterfield Overland Mail route was established in San Mateo. It was located 9 miles south of Clarks Station in what is now San Bruno and 9 miles north of the next station at Redwood City. The Howard Estate was built in 1859 on the hill accessed by Crystal Springs Road. The Parrott Estate was erected in 1860 in the same area, giving rise to two conflicting names for the hill, Howard Hill and Parrot Hill. After substantial use of the automobile by about 1935, neither name was commonly applied to that hill. The Borel estate was developed near Borel Creek in 1874, with present uses being modern offices and shops; the property is still managed and owned by Borel Place Associates and the Borel Estate Company. The Eugene J. De Sabla Japanese Teahouse and Garden was established in 1894 at 70 De Sabla Road, designed by Makoto Hagiwara, designer of the Japanese garden in Golden Gate Park. The parcel was purchased in 1988 by San Francisco businessman Achille Paladini and wife Joan, who restored it. It features hundreds of varieties of plants and several rare trees. A large Koi pond surrounds an island. Its teahouse was built by Japanese artisans brought primarily for its construction. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. “Hayward Park,” the extraordinary 1880 American Queen Anne style residence of silver and banking millionaire Alvinza Hayward, was built on an 800-acre estate in San Mateo. The property, which included a deer park and racetrack, was converted into a hotel after Hayward’s death in 1904.
San Mateo is considered to have one of the larger, well developed, more prominent suburban downtowns in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located roughly between Tilton and 9th streets and Delaware Avenue and El Camino Real The downtown core contains over 800 shops and restaurants, many of them in historic buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A large, modern 12 screen movie theatre complex gives the downtown a major entertainment option. Central Park is considered to be San Mateo’s signature park with tennis courts, picnic areas, playground, a baseball field, a recreation center, a miniature train, and a Japanese Tea Garden. Caltrain operates a large train station in downtown. The downtown is also home to many large and small multistory office buildings, apartments, government buildings and Mills Medical Center making the area a busy employment center day and night.
San Mateo maintains more than 15 parks scattered throughout of the city. Central Park is considered to be the city’s main park and hosts many community park functions which serve downtown residents. It also has a Japanese Tea Garden, a Rose Garden, and a Mini Train. Beresford Park is another large park which offers bocce ball as well as a skate plaza. Martin Luther King Jr Park and Joinville Park both offer swimming pools while Ryder Park boasts a water play structure. Parkside Aquatic Park located on the San Francisco Bay has beach swimming and volleyball. Many of these parks contain picnic areas with grills, children’s play areas, basketball and tennis courts, and baseball diamonds. Coyote Point Park is also in San Mateo near the border with Burlingame and on the San Francisco Bay. It is a 670 acre regional county park known for it’s ideal location for windsurfing and sailing. It is also home to CuriOdyssey which is a hands on science museum and small native animal zoo.
The San Mateo Performing Arts Center, located on San Mateo High School, is one of the largest theatres on the peninsula outside of San Francisco. The College of San Mateo is also located here and is home to radio station KCSM. The city is also home to the Bridgepointe and Hillsdale shopping centers. Bay Meadows horse-racing track was torn down in 2008. The Japanese Tea Garden and San Mateo Arboretum in Central Park, San Mateo, CA Central Parkare of interest. U.S. Route 101, Interstate 280, and State Route 92 pass through San Mateo. One of its sister cities is Toyonaka, Japan, for which the Japanese Tea Garden at Central Park was created to commemorate.
Source: San Mateo on Wikipedia