All of this, naturally, comes at a cost. The homebuyer looking to upgrade from Shoreview, San Mateo Terrace or any other San Mateo’s entry-level neighborhoods may find the gulf between themselves and Aragon almost insurmountable. The good life does not come cheaply. It has some of the best floor plans for good-sized homes in San Mateo, and, despite its elevated home prices, offers excellent value for the dollar compared to its slightly pricier neighbor, Baywood, which is just a few minutes closer to downtown. (The neighborhood is west of El Camino, east of Alameda, and north of the 92 freeway.) Most recent Aragon sales have all landed north of $2 million, with neighborhood homes selling for between $2.1 and $2.9 million and a median of $2.45 million.
As a neighborhood with decades of cache, Aragon has attracted owners unafraid to put a personal stamp on their homes. Original Aragon construction was somewhat modest; the neighborhood’s imposing homes often had only two bedrooms. Over time, most Aragon real estate has been upgraded and expanded to where most now have at least three bedrooms and more than 2,000 square feet of living space.
Aragon takes its place not only among San Mateo’s finest neighborhoods but among those of the entire county. Whatever the state of the overall housing market, Aragon will always sit atop many homebuyers’ wish lists.
To view a detailed google map of the Aragon neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 436.
Excellent, central location
Leafy, tree lined streets
Homes tend to have a lot of character and a historic feel
Homes are on the larger side for San Mateo
Homes are more expensive than most in San Mateo
Slightly smaller lots than neighboring Baywood, but comparable to Burlingame
Aragon offers location, natural beauty, fine homes, a familial sense of community – and access to San Mateo’s most highly-regarded public schools. Aragon residents send their children to Baywood Elementary School, Borel High School and Aragon High School, completed in 1961 after a 20-year surge in San Mateo’s overall population. The Aragon and Baywood neighborhoods are the only two in the whole area that are within walking distance of schools K-12, a strong selling point. Often considered the most desirable of San Mateo’s high schools, Cold War-era Aragon High is rumored to have been designed for multiple uses: in times of war, it is said, the school could double as a munitions factory.
A highly sought after, tree-lined neighborhood with a historic flair
Aragon, along with San Mateo Park and Baywood, is one of San Mateo’s most desirable neighborhoods. Comprised of tree-lined streets, large, well-built pre-war homes and, seemingly, bicycles and basketball hoops, Aragon sets a standard for family-friendly traditional neighborhoods. It meets almost every line item on an upper-middle-class homebuyer’s punch card and adds proximity to Central Park and San Mateo’s vivacious downtown for extra credit.