Just south of San Francisco, San Mateo may be a little less talked about but is just as important of a city. Brimming with history and well populated, the city attracts businessmen and leisure travelers. It is well connected with the neighboring areas through a network of interstate roads, railways and air routes. This is one of the more well-developed suburban downtown areas within the San Francisco Bay Area.
The economy is diverse with big names in health care, technology, finance, retail and government services based here. There are also a number of schools, libraries and recreation parks.
The San Mateo Performing Arts Center is one of the largest local theatres. Other tourist attractions include the San Mateo Arboretum, the farmer’s market and the Japanese Tea Garden.
The influence of Japanese culture can be quite visibly seen in the downtown area. San Mateo city also indulges shoppers with two shopping centers, Bridgepoint and Hillsdale. So, whatever be your business niche, there’s an audience waiting to be tapped in this city.