A San Mateo Jewel, Aragon residents truly have it all. Here storybook homes sit on tree-lined streets just walking distance from the neighborhood’s local parks and downtown area. Throw in a top-rated public school system with a 20-minute-or-less commute to San Francisco’s plethora of world-class employers, and you’ve got the makings of a picturesque, family-oriented community. An impressive track record, Aragon residents have had their needs and desires fulfilled by the neighborhood since the 1920s. Decades later Aragon continues to be a classic, well-established enclave of the San Francisco Peninsula. This suburban paradise is planted with wide boulevards, nostalgic lamp posts and neatly paved sidewalks shaded by towering Sycamores. Aragon’s flat streets, walkability and familiar faces are enhanced by its close-knit neighborly spirit.
The quaint Aragon streetscapes are filled by the European Revival designs of the late 1920s and ‘30s, which serve as the area’s main archetype. You will find a profusion of English Tudors,Spanish Colonials, and New England Traditionals gracing the streets amidst manicured gardens. The gabled rooflines, grand picture windows, and romantic porches express a singular personality to each handcrafted home. Power utility lines are installed discreetly along the rear of the properties, so as not to disturb the avenues’ leafy ambiance.
Aragon homes showcase artisan character every step of the way, carefully avoiding the pitfalls of development redundancy. The original architectural integrity is still prevalent amongst the neighborhood’s homes today; a true testament to the superb designs of the 1930s! With many homeowners committed to Aragon for the long-haul, they’ve beckoned waves of beautiful additions and renovations to preserve the community’s aesthetic highlights. To see uncompromising unions of old meets new, check out the 300 block of Seville Way and 200 block of Castilian Way.
The foot-friendly proximity into Downtown San Mateo encourages residents and visitors to enjoy Central Park’s playground, baseball diamond, tennis courts, and famous Japanese Tea Garden. Another walkable kids’ attraction is the San Mateo Public Library, which was rebuilt in 2006. Casual family food-and-fun havens like Jeffery’s Hamburgers, Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria, and the Century 12 Downtown movie theater are all just strolls away. Looking for a place to unwind after a busy day, or plan a romantic evening? Then head for the well-established and elegant restaurants of: Ristorante Capellini, 231 Ellsworth, Viognier, Central Park Bistro, or the jazzy B Street & Vine.
Young couples or families transitioning from San Francisco, relocating executives attracted by the painless commute, and scale-up orscale-down buyers from neighboring cities, occupy the majority of Aragon homes. Demand almost always exceeds supply. The stellar achievements of Baywood Elementary, Borel Middle School and Aragon High catalyze real estate desirability in this neighborhood. The close proximity between the region’s well-respected schools enables children to academically grow with the same group of friends from K-12.
Looking for the ultimate Aragon experience yourself? Here’s some advice: enjoy a spring day stroll! When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, take in the classic ambiance and quiet appeal embodying the neighborhood’s rich tradition. Can Aragon be summed up in one word? Sure…timeless.