Welcome to San Mateo and Santa Clara
The epicenter of the renowned Silicon Valley
The southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area includes San Mateo County and Santa Clara County, home to the innovative technological center of the world, Silicon Valley. San Mateo and Santa Clara offer quintessential Bay Area living, home to both bustling cities like San Jose and smaller peaceful hillside towns. San Mateo is home to one of the world’s most prestigious and exclusive universities, Stanford. Thanks to its premier location by the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, these counties experience excellent weather year-round.
What to Love
- Home to Stanford, an exclusive, highly-esteemed university
- Silicon Valley is the epicenter of the technology industry
- Bustling cities such as San Jose
San Mateo County and Santa Clara County are unique and populous counties that offer a wide array of lifestyles suitable for almost any person or family. Intellectuals and students can enjoy Palo Alto, the home of Stanford University, while entrepreneurs are drawn to the bustling city of San Jose, the center for technological innovation and startups. Those in search of a more laid-back atmosphere can find tranquil living in the quietude of the small peaceful towns within the hills of the counties.
There’s plenty to do in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County, as they are home to top restaurants, gorgeous century-old architecture, and several large sports stadiums.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
San Mateo County and Santa Clara County feature a wide array of delicious cuisine. In the city of San Mateo is Vespucci Ristorante Italiano
. This upscale Italian restaurant serves classic Italian food and wine with a warm ambiance. Just around the block is Taishoken Ramen
. This Japanese ramen house serves a variety of rich, savory broth and noodles that will delight anyone. Another delectable Asian restaurant is the Green Leaf Bistro
. An Asian fusion restaurant, Green Leaf Bistro offers customizable bowls and offers gluten-free options. The intimate high-end Japanese restaurant Wakuriya
is also in San Mateo. Wakuriya features a Prix fixe menu that changes daily.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
, in the city of Santa Clara, is an upscale steakhouse that provides classic American cuisine in a fine-dining establishment. Local favorites include the sweet chili calamari and the dry-aged ribeye. In Los Gatos is the upscale restaurant Manresa by American chef David Kinch. Manresa
has a delightful farm-to-table Chef’s Tasting Menu.
Things to Do
There is no shortage of entertainment in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The open-air Shoreline Amphitheater
in Mountain View regularly hosts festivals and famous bands throughout the year. Within the mountainsides of Santa Clara County, in the city of Saratoga, is the picturesque Mountain Winery
. This lush vineyard hosts large outdoor concerts complete with dinner and wine. It is a large vineyard with multiple spaces available to rent for small private events or large corporate gatherings.
These South Bay counties are home to two iconic sports stadiums. The Levi’s Stadium
in Santa Clara is a multipurpose event space that hosts the San Francisco 49ers, who won five Super Bowl titles, and big-name concerts. In San Jose is the SAP Center
, home to the San Jose Sharks hockey team. This venue also doubles as a concert arena center.
Fresh produce, live music, and artisanal goods can be found year-round at the San Mateo Farmers Market
near the College of San Mateo.
San Mateo County and Santa Clara County are home to exceptional private primary and secondary private schools.
San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties boasts some of the best public schools in the Bay Area. Public schools are districted to specific areas within the county, specific city and often an individual neighborhood. If you are seeking a specific school district we are happy to discuss your needs and help identify properties within specific districts.