Why San Mateo Village is the premier First-Time Homebuyer neighborhood on the Peninsula!

Why San Mateo Village is the best first time homebuyer neighborhood in the County!

The city of San Mateo has the best “first time homebuyer” neighborhood on the Peninsula.  Just south of Hillsdale Boulevard, west of Freeway 101 and east of El Camino lies “San Mateo Village”.  With most of theses “starter” homes being built between 1945 and 1953 the subdivision of San Mateo Village has grown into a very charming neighborhood that epitomizes suburban living.  With George Hall Elementary School right in the center of the neighborhood, this is truly a community where children comfortably roam the streets and friendly neighbors are always willing to extend a helping hand.

At the time this post is being written the Median home sales price for the year is $695,000.

Advantages:

-Majority of the homes are well maintained, one story, California Ranch Style properties.

-The large majority of the homes are between 1,000-2,000 square feet.

-There is very light traffic throughout the Village with no main city thoroughfares.

-Walking distance to Casanova/Laurie Meadows Park to the south.

-Good sized 5,000-7,000 square foot FLAT/USEABLE lots.

-No condominiums inside “The Village”.

-Very low population density; the only multi-family or apartment buildings are on the perimeter of “The Village” near the railroad tracks to the west or Freeway 101 to the east.

-Very close to Freeway entrances and transportation routes (Hghwy 92/San Mateo Bridge)

-Walking distance to Caltrains Hillsdale Station.

-Walking distance to the Hillsdale Mall and Restaurants.

-George Hall Elementary receives a www.greatschools.org rating of 4 out of 5 with improving Academic Performance Index scores.  In 2011 George Hall Elementary had an API score of 834 with a 13 point improvement from the prior year.

Disadvantages:

-Not within walking distance to downtown.

-Some freeway noise from Freeway 101.

-Some railroad noise from Caltrains.

***This post was written on October 26, 2012.  There are currently no active listings inside San Mateo Village.  If you’re interested in purchasing in San Mateo Village please contact me to inquire about an “off market listing”.

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