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The Peninsula

The San Francisco Peninsula reaches from its famous neighbor to the north to the high-tech region of Silicon Valley to the south, and spans from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Within this geographical expanse, the Peninsula, which encompasses all of San Mateo County, offers a little bit of everything – from coastal towns and rural mountain communities, to vibrant downtowns and some of the country’s most affluent neighborhoods.

The Santa Cruz mountains run up the Peninsula and provide a large wilderness area that's great for hiking and mountain biking. You can enjoy extensive trails for horseback riding, as well as equestrian events in Woodside, take in the beautiful views while hiking the Portola Valley Loop, bike Skyline Boulevard to the city, or even go horseback riding on the beach in Half Moon Bay

Outdoor recreation isn’t all the Peninsula has to offer, with the downtowns of the communities that run up the bay all offering unique shopping, dining and entertainment options. Burlingame’s two downtown areas are lined with shops, gourmet wine stores, boutiques, and jewelers, while wonderful destination restaurants abound in downtown San Mateo.

High tech is not only for the Silicon Valley, with big names populating the view driving up 101, from veterans like Oracle, to relative newcomers like Evernote. And just in from 101, you will find some of the most affluent towns in the country, including Atherton, Menlo Park, and Hillsborough.

Atherton

Located on the Peninsula just north of internationally renowned Stanford University, the town of ...

Belmont

Located on the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County, Belmont is a serene residential ...

Burlingame

  Burlingame is a charming city found in the center of the San Francisco Peninsula, between San ...

Hillsborough

Hillsborough residents have continually worked to preserve the Town’s relaxed country setting....

Brisbane

Nestled against the northeastern slope of Mt. San Bruno in northern San Mateo County, the City ...

Daly City

Daly City is a coastal community located at the northernmost edge of San Mateo County.  Sharing ...

El Granada

Overlooking gorgeous beaches and rugged coastal bluffs, El Granada is a charming seaside ...

Foster City

Foster City has a population of approximately 29,500 citizens living in more than 13,200 ...

Half Moon Bay

Though only a short drive from the bustling streets of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the ...

Menlo Park

Menlo Park Menlo Park is the best kept secret in the Bay Area. Tucked midst its more well known ...

Millbrae

Today, Millbrae boasts over 21,000 residents of diverse ethnic, national, and cultural ...

Moss Beach

A small, coastal community in San Mateo County, Moss Beach has a naturally foggy microclimate ...

Pacifica

The city of Pacifica, in San Mateo County, stretches along a six-mile area of the Central Coast ...

Palo Alto

Palo Alto With its international reputation as a leader in technological development, ...

Portola Valley

Named for explorer Gasper de Portola, Portola Valley is a small com munity in San Mateo County ...

Redwood City

A delightful bayside community, with a deep-water port and marinas, Redwood City covers a large ...

Redwood Shores

Redwood Shores, which is a community of Redwood City, is a 1500-acre peninsula that juts into San ...

San Bruno

San Bruno is located on the Peninsula, 12 miles south of San Francisco and immediately adjacent to ...

San Carlos

San Carlos, "The City of Good Living", aims for a "small town" feel. Its main downtown area is ...

San Mateo

With the neighboring towns of Burlingame to the north and Belmont to the south, San Mateo is ...

South San Francisco

South San Francisco occupies the basin and portions of the sides of a broad valley formed by the ...

Woodside

Woodside is nestled among the redwood-covered mountains along the coastal ridge of the San ...