San Mateo

Hayward Park

Hayward Park is a historic neighborhood with plenty of charm

The Hayward Park neighborhood is characterized by tree-lined residential streets and is located within an easy walk to San Mateo’s vibrant downtown. Bordered by El Camino Real (west), South B Street (east), 10th Avenue to the north and roughly 17th Avenue to the south, the district is full of attractive, vintage homes built during the first three decades of the 20th century. Early homes (a few built before World War I) are in the Craftsman style, popular at the time. Far more are the Tudors, Mediterraneans and English cottages in vogue during the 1920s.

Prices range from $1.3 million all the way up to $3 million-plus, with the sweet spot being in the $1.3 to $1.8 million range. Hayward Park has another perk to draw homebuyers: its own CalTrain station. The Hayward Park station is at Leslie and Gum Streets, at the neighborhood’s western border. Neighborhood children attend Sunnybrae Elementary School, Borel Middle School and Aragon High School. While it’s not clear whether today’s Hayward Park is populated by “professional men of refinement and intellect,” the convenient, affordable and attractive neighborhood is again a rising star in San Mateo.

To view a detailed google map of the Hayward Park neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 419.

  • 478


  • $1.92M

    Median Sale Price

  • $2.09M

    Average Sale Price

Pricing data based on single-family homes

Hayward Park on the Map

Schools & History


“What New Rochelle is to New York, what Evanston is to Chicago, Hayward Park will become to San Francisco, the home town of the class of professional men of refinement and intellect.” Such was developer Baldwin & Howell’s ambition, expressed in a 1907 sales brochure, for the San Mateo neighborhood built on the former deer paddock of banker Alvinia Hayward’s estate. Hayward built his home, also called Hayward Park, in 1880. It later became the Peninsula Hotel, only to burn spectacularly to the ground in 1920.

What Baldwin & Howell envisioned eventually came to life in San Mateo Park. The neighborhood has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity as an alternative to other close-in districts like Baywood and Aragon, though at much more affordable prices.

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