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The San Francisco Peninsula is an area between San Jose and San Francisco. The chain of cities in this region offer everything from idyllic leafy suburbias to college towns and tech industry cities. Palo Alto, Portola Valley, San Mateo, and Woodside are all examples of great places to live here. Thanks to Silicon Valley, The Peninsula has become a boom-region over the past twenty years, and is served by the Calrail commuter train line, as well as the famously scenic Highway 1. No city in the Peninsula is far from the coast or the Santa Cruz Mountains, which dominate the skyline.
Palo Alto is the home of Stanford University, and you don’t need to be a student to benefit from the presence of this Ivy League institution. Stanford offers all Palo Alto residents cultural events at Cantor Arts Center, athletics at Maples Pavillion and Stanford Stadium, and exciting outdoor spaces like the New Guinea Sculpture Garden. Living in Palo Alto also means being able to eat at a range of great restaurants like Vive Sol, Evviva Estiatorio, and Flea Street. Its status as a Silicon Valley headquarters ensure that Palo Alto has a vibrant economy.
Woodside offers a more bucolic side of the Peninsula. This is a place where you might see a local riding his horse into the small downtown for a stop at Roberts Hardware & Tack. But don’t mistake this for a backwater. Woodside a favorite getaway of celebrities and CEOs like the late Steve Jobs, and is one of the wealthiest towns in California.
San Mateo is an urban city with some beautiful outdoor areas very close by, including Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve, as well as Coyote Point Park. The park’s CuriOdyssey natural history museum is a local favorite of both children and adults. San Mateo has a variety of great neighborhoods including Hayward Park, Baywood Knolls, Baywood, and Aragon.
Wherever you decide to live in the Peninsula region, when it becomes time to rent furniture, you can work with one of these real estate professionals to find the furniture for you!