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The Stratford

601 Laurel Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

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Centrally located between San Francisco and Palo Alto, minutes from the airport, The Stratford is ideally situated in San Mateo. The ten-story structure offers spectacular views of the Bay and foothills, with 16 verdant acres of park across the street. A block away, San Mateo's comfortable...

Sunrise of San Mateo

955 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

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About Sunrise of San MateoSunrise of San Mateo offers a homelike and nurturing setting with personal services and engaging activities for seniors of all life stages. Located just minutes away from downtown San Mateo, California, our residents may enjoy a variety of fine dining, shopping and...

Atria Burlingame

250 Myrtle Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

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Set within the City of Trees on the San Francisco Peninsula, Atria Burlingame offers a progressive senior living community for active adults. We're located across the street from Washington Park, which provides scenic views for nearly every apartment. We are also convenient to the shops and...

Atria Park of San Mateo

2883 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94403

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For more than 20 years, Atria has served the families of San Mateo. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities, including...

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Atria at Foster Square

707 Thayer Ln, Foster City, CA 94404

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Atria at Foster Square residents enjoy contemporary, upscale surroundings in the heart of Foster Square, a new residential and retail neighborhood in Foster City just south of San Francisco. The community’s central location puts older people within easy walking distance of boutiques, cafés and...

Sunrise of Burlingame

1818 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010

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At Sunrise of Burlingame, we have a philosophy built around the individual: We treat each resident with the respect and care only a personalized approach and tailored services can deliver. From assisted living and memory care to short-term stays and hospice relationships, our communities provide...

Vista Terrace of Belmont

900 6th Ave, Belmont, CA 94002

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Sunrise of Belmont

1010 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002

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About Sunrise of BelmontCommunity & Location Highlights:Convenient location in Belmont, CANear the San Mateo Medical CenterNext to Carlmont Village Shopping CenterFantastic views of the San Francisco peninsula coastal hillsNear a library, art center and parkSunrise of Belmont in Belmont,...

Cadence Millbrae

1201 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

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Cadence Millbrae is ideally located across the street from Green Hills park and just 5 blocks from downtown Millbrae. Currently undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation, Cadence Living is transforming this majestic Spanish Colonial beauty into one of the most desirable lifestyle communities in all...

Bayview Villa

777 Bayview Dr, San Carlos, CA 94070

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Aegis of San Francisco

2280 Gellert Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080

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As you enter Aegis of San Francisco, you will notice its homelike atmosphere and thoughtful details, such as the smell of fresh baked bread, the sweep of the staircase, the coziness of the fireplace, and the serenity of the courtyard. You will be greeted with a helpful smile by our concierge, and...

Brookdale Redwood City

485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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Make the Most of Your Golden YearsOur warm and welcoming independent and assisted living community is nestled in one of the most scenic areas of the San Francisco Bay. With a convenient location between Palo Alto and San Mateo, you can embrace all the natural beauty and wonder California has to...

Atria Daly City

501 King Drive, Daly City, CA 94015

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At Atria Daly City, you'll find a serene and welcoming senior community with all the comforts of home. Residents enjoy a diverse social calendar with an extensive continued learning program. Surrounded by beautiful wooded walkways, Atria Daly City provides views of the courtyard or of the...

Peninsula Reflections

205 Collins Ave, Colma, CA 94014

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Silver Oaks

16 Coleman Place, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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We are family owned and managed offering care home accommodations in the San Francisco peninsula area for seniors in need of living assistance. In specific homes we have the ability to care for seniors with special needs such as dementia, Alzheimer's, immobility, incontinence and other special...

Brunswick Street Apartments

4619 Brunswick St, Daly City, CA 94014

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Sign By Jan 15th, Just Pay $99 to move in and Rent won't be due until March 2021! Welcome to the Brunswick Street Apartments offering studio apartments for 55+ seniors! Conveniently located near public transportation, eateries, Daly City's main streets, our beautiful property has amenities...

Vi at Palo Alto

620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley California, Vi at Palo Alto is a Life Plan community, also known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), situated on 23 lush acres of Stanford Property. Our assisted and independent living community offers a wide array of amenities and benefits to...

Scott Villa

1560 Middle Ln, Hayward, CA 94545

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Arcadian Residential Community

24647 Mohr Drive, Hayward, CA 94545

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The Arcadian Residential Community assisted living is located in the beautiful city of Hayward. Located just 25 miles outside of San Francisco, Hayward has quiet parks with plenty of walking trails, an extensive list of culturally diverse restaurants, and numerous shops and businesses to visit....

Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro

348 W Juana Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

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Welcome Home to Pacifica Senior Living of San Leandro! We are located in the cozy downtown section of San Leandro below the Oakland foothills. With the cool evening breeze off the San Francisco Bay, you can sit outside in the patio courtyard and enjoy a beautiful Bay Area evening.Pacifica Senior...

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Learn More About Independent Living in San Mateo, CA

A smaller Bay Area city, San Mateo sits nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay and augments its ideal location with many memorable parks, an active downtown area, and popular museums.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in San Mateo are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of San Mateo retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in San Mateo, CA

The median monthly cost of independent living in San Mateo is about $5,800 in the city proper and $3,500 within the San Francisco metro area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of California is around $3,000.

Learn More About San Mateo, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in San Mateo are rated 31 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also substantially above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing131160130130123121

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$113,031 per year$62,398 per year$102,688 per year$54,048 per year$71,017 per year$8,455 per year$2,411 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service San Mateo include:

San Mateo Medical Center

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 440+
  • Specialties: emergency department, inpatient surgery, skilled nursing

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Sequoia Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 200+
  • Specialties: emergency department, physical therapy, ICU

Weather and Climate

Like much of coastal California, San Mateo has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and cool summers, where temperatures are moderated throughout the year by ocean breezes. Summers in San Mateo tend to be dry with cool winds and fog — an effect of the Santa Cruz Mountains which stand between the city and the Pacific — and winters usually have more rainfall. Like most of the Bay Area, San Mateo County has different microclimates as a result of varying elevation levels and weather influences from the ocean, which means that certain areas are noticeably sunnier on a regular basis, whereas others tend to receive much more rainfall. The average humidity level in San Mateo is 73%, and humidity levels are often highest during January at about 80%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum50°F57°F43°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum63°F71°F55°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 133

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 23.4″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size41.115.1%105,9078,731.3 per square mile2.4

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.5%23.0%2.0%24.8%2.0%6.5%43.1%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for San Francisco.

  • Non-discrimination laws in San Francisco: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for San Mateo County

DemocraticRepublicanOther76.4%18.7%4.9%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

A smaller Bay Area city, San Mateo sits nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay and augments its ideal location with many memorable parks, an active downtown area, and popular museums.

At Coyote Point, a large coastal park and one of the city’s most prominent destinations, visitors gaze north for breathtaking views of the Golden Gate City and can spend an entire day at CuriOdyssey, an interactive science museum with wildlife and environmental exhibits. Just outside of town to the south, the historic landmark Filioli is a 654-acre country estate encompassing a Georgian Revival mansion, pristine Italian gardens, an orchard, and nature trails.

Downtown San Mateo features more than 800 restaurants, bars, and shops — plus historic buildings and local street art largely influenced by the city’s Spanish and Japanese roots — making it one of the most vibrant business districts among suburban towns in the Bay Area. Families praise San Mateo Central Park, known for its Japanese Garden with a pond and tea house, as well as an ice skating rink and a miniature train. Other in-town getaways for outdoors enthusiasts include Seal Point Park for bayfront windsurfing, Mariners Point Golf Center for a short course along the coast, and Laurelwood Park for picturesque picnic spots and trails leading to Sugarloaf Mountain. Sawyer Camp Trail — a paved, six-mile-long path along Crystal Springs Reservoir — begins just on the west edge of town and makes scenic hiking and biking as convenient as ever.

Transportation

As part of the Bay Area, San Mateo offers many public transportation options. The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) provides bus service through San Mateo and surrounding cities in the county, and the Oakland-based AC Transit bus service provides routes across San Francisco Bay to Alameda County via the San Mateo Bridge. The commuter rail service Caltrain runs from San Jose to San Francisco and has three stations within San Mateo. SamTrans has a Senior Mobility Guide and offers discounted rates for seniors as well as a paratransit service. AC Transit and Caltrain also offer discounted tickets for seniors.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in California

Bethesda Christian Retirement Center, Aegis of Fremont and Oakmont of Silver Creek (Opening Spring 2021) are the top rated independent living facilities near San Mateo, California. See full list of communities.

There are 138 independent living facilities near San Mateo, California. See the full list.

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