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One of this country’s best kept secrets, San Mateo Park is one of the most beautiful and unique residential communities within The United states, a secluded enclave of early 20th century homes in a park like setting of towering trees, and lush landscaping.
San Mateo Park is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, 20 miles south of San Francisco, adjacent to the towns of Hillsborough and Burlingame, and within a short commute to Silicon Valley, and Biotech companies.
San Mateo Park was founded in 1896, when the City Beautiful movement was at its’ peak. Together, architect George Howard Jr. Landscape architect, John McLaren, the designer of Golden Park, E. W. McClellan, the founder of McClellan’s nursery, and City Planner Davenport Bromfield, the Planner for such communities as Carmel California, set out to create a residential community that would stand out as one of the foremost tributes to residential design ideals of the turn of the century residential planning.
Narrow, gently winding streets with every intersection meeting at a landscaped circles, crescents, or squares were laid out. Thousands and thousands of trees, selected by McLaren and Mclellan, and many transplanted from the San Francisco World Fair, were planted on the formerly barren landscaped. Noted architects, Bernard Maybeck, Willis Polk, and Julia Morgan designed magnificent country homes, many in the arts and crafts style, most now restored to their former glory.
120 years later, The Park, as San Mateo Park is called by its’ residents and admirers, has achieved and faithfully secured the vision of its’ founders and architects. The now tree canopied roads that meander through the gently rolling foothills, and the circles, crescents and squares, are now sheltered beneath towering Palms, Pines, oaks, and among many other trees from around the world.
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City of San Mateo, Ca: www.ci.sanmateo.ca.us
Borel Middle School: Link
Park Elementary School: No Website
San Mateo High School: www.smhs.smuhsd.org