San Mateo

San Mateo is a thriving community with a charming downtown area, two large shopping centers (Hillsdale and Bridgepointe Shopping Center), the county’s largest community college (College of San Mateo), several hotels, and major attractions such as the San Mateo County Event Center and CuriOdyssey museum (a fascinating center for environmental education).  San Mateo is proud of its beautiful municipal golf course, the newly refurbished Poplar Creek Golf Course on the east side of Highway 101.  San Mateo has a flourishing downtown known for its historical buildings and restaurants and the state of the art Hillsdale Shopping Center.  Just west of the city lies Crystal Springs Reservoir with miles of open space and trails.