San Mateo - Lauriedale
“Lauriedale is one of the newer and more “unique” neighborhoods in San Mateo”
These residential units are well within reach for homebuyers. One- and two-bedroom units often list for $300,000 – $450,000.
Condos and apartments largely determine the character of Lauriedale, a small neighborhood whose population density (10,072 residents per square mile) is 33% higher than that of San Mateo as a whole. Lauriedale residents are also less likely to have families than their San Mateo neighbors and are younger by three years than the citywide median.
But all is not multi-unit complexes in Lauriedale. Beginning in the mid-1970s, small developers began adding larger-than-average single-family homes to the district, perhaps realizing that its proximity to commute routes and CalTrain (Lauriedale, at San Mateo’s southern end, is exactly halfway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley) could attract white-collar workers. With their subdivisions of faux-Tudor and stucco Mediterranean homes, Lauriedale streets like Rosalie Street, Ramblewood Way and Woodbridge Circle would look at home in Southern California.
Single-family Lauriedale homes for sale often command prices at or near $1 million. The newer of these homes, however, can have as much as 2,500 to 3,000 square feet of living space and have sought after open floorplans typically found in the modern Redwood Shores homes. Older single-family homes, those built during the 1970s, are smaller, with three or four bedrooms and 1,300 to 2,000 square feet of space – and cheaper, with prices ranging from the upper $600s to around $800,000.
Lauriedale is an outlier, a smaller, newer neighborhood that offers options for buyers on a budget and those looking for square footage and a classic suburban lifestyle. In those ways it is unique among San Mateo districts.
To view a detailed google map of the Lauriedale neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 424.
South of San Mateo Village lies Lauriedale, a newer neighborhood named first after a park – Laurie Meadows Park, 7.5 acres of green space and playgrounds separated from Casanova Park by Laurel Creek – and a 1960s condominium complex. Once Lauriedale (the condo complex) established a beachhead along Laurie Meadows Drive, other multi-unit developments followed suit. Today, condos and apartments make up a significant portion of Lauriedale real estate. Practically the entire northern portion of the neighborhood, which begins at 40th Avenue and ends at the Belmont border, is made up of complexes built in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.