A diverse urban neighborhood whose borders include several blocks of San Mateo’s growing downtown, San Mateo's Eastern Addition is an amazingly central location. The neighborhood, which borders Burlingame to the north, sits between Delaware Street and El Camino to the east and west and offers an array of single-family homes, condominiums and apartments stretching across a wide range of price points.
Living here means embracing an urban lifestyle. The Eastern Addition neighborhood is super walkable to Burlingame Avenue’s excellent restaurants and shopping, as well as downtown San Mateo’s shops and restaurants too. Commuters can walk to the downtown CalTrain station or drive a short way to Highway 101. Families will note that venerable San Mateo High School lies within the neighborhood, on Delaware Street.
The Eastern Addition neighborhood includes a mix of romantic bungalow homes, small condo buildings and apartments on pretty tree-lined blocks. Many homes easily sell between $1.5 and $2 million, and two bedroom condos typically start in the $880k range and can easily go over $1 million.
Boasting a convenient location and a downtown vibe but still offering small residential streets and vintage homes — plus a wide variety of apartment and condominium choices — the Eastern Addition neighborhood is an excellent choice for buyers looking for an urban lifestyle that also offers a foothold in the San Mateo market.
To view a detailed google map of the Eastern Addition neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 417.
In 1920, a group of local investors bought 103 acres of land facing Peninsula Avenue. There they built a state-of-the-art studio, producing a half-dozen films in seven years before the advent of “talkies” made Pacific Studios suddenly obsolete. Pacific’s original administrative office building still stands at 430 Peninsula Avenue, on the western border of Eastern Addition.
Eastern Addition neighborhood offers San Mateo’s homebuyers’ the best opportunity for urban living
Eastern Addition real estate mirrors that of its southern neighbor, Bowie Estate, in that it is comprised of a collection of housing styles from many eras. Because downtown proper lacks significant urban condominium presence, Eastern Addition (not to be confused with Burlingame's very different "Easton Addition") offers San Mateo homebuyers' best opportunity for urban living.