Situated south of San Francisco on one of the world’s most dramatically gorgeous coastlines, Daly City is the largest town in San Mateo County — a highly coveted region known and celebrated for its vibrancy, convenience, and sophistication.
Staggeringly beautiful beaches, sprawling estates, and a magnificent array of restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, parks, galleries, and a world-renowned event arena give this city’s residents endless excitement. Whether you’re an avid golfer or passionate about hiking, Daly City’s mile-long list of upscale amenities and abundant natural splendors will satisfy you.
Daly City has played a vital role in the expansion of San Francisco since the early 20th century. Today, its mix of affluent professionals, families, students, and retirees contributes to the city’s vibrant energy. A Bay Area hotspot for outdoor recreation, healthcare, and shopping, the city is always abuzz, whether residents are hiking along the beach or browsing the shops at one of Daly City’s plazas.
Whether you have a yen for sushi or a craving for artisan pizza, Daly City’s panoply of high-end eateries means you can find virtually anything you please within the city’s limits and in its nearby environs.
The iconic and newly revitalized Original Joe’s Westlake is a superb local favorite. Here, you will be treated to sumptuous Italian food in a buzzy, beautiful setting. Calamari steak with garlic and lemon, housemade ravioli with spinach and parmesan, and shrimp scampi with white wine and cream are just a few options on their impressive menu.
Daly City residents and Bay Area locals frequently flock to Koi Palace for a memorable and extraordinary meal. It boasts enchanting decor that amplifies their traditional dim sum experience. Linger over one of their authentic desserts, such as sponge cake with brown sugar and sesame or mango tapioca pudding.
Shopping is a veritable pastime in Daly City, with various well-known and independent brands. At the perpetually busy Westlake Shopping Center, which dazzles with its verdant promenades, you’ll be treated to a terrific assortment of excellent shops, salons, fitness facilities, and businesses. And when Daly City residents are in the mood to splurge, they head to nowhere else than Westfield San Francisco Centre, featuring Bloomingdale’s, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and more.
Daly City abounds with activities for residents and visitors alike. Its parks are among the most exquisite in the state of California. Palisades Park is an ideal spot to take your dog for a walk or to let your children burn off their energy at its playground, but it’s also great for soaking up views of the Pacific. Thornton State Beach is also a hiker’s paradise with waterline vistas and ample green space.
Every holiday season, Daly City residents and visitors convene at Cow Palace for the always-thrilling Great Dickens Christmas Fair. This fair reimagines Victorian London with winding streets thriving with British pubs, boisterous restaurants, and boutiques brimming with handcrafted holiday gifts. And speaking of gifts, plenty can be found at Serramonte Center, which offers a range of retailers and eateries.
Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 115,336 people call Daly City home. The population density is 11,215.11 and the largest age group is between 25 and 64 years old. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Janice is serious about her real estate career and takes professional development courses regularly. She completed Investment Analysis and Tax Consequences of Real Estate, received her Short Sales and Foreclosures Certification, and completed Residential Investment Analysis.