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Top Reasons Why People Move To Colma California

Looking to move to Colma? We’ve got everything you want to know about the key factors that could make this the best place for you. With a population of just under 2,000, this San Mateo County city gives you all you could want and more than you could ever expect.

Why You’ll Love it here

Colma has all the allure of a small, quiet town, mixed with the accessibility of city life. If you are looking for easy access to the city, public transportation, parks, amenities, and 2 International airports, you have come to the right spot.

Colma Community Feel

Colma is a bright green stretch of manicured lawns and small white buildings nestled just south of San Francisco on the peninsula. Driving through town, you notice that most roads are quiet country roads that go past neatly kept residential neighborhoods that serves Colma’s roughly 2,200 residents.

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This quiet community is just a hop, skip and a jump out side of San Francisco, making the small-town charm appealing to those who want the city life, without the city feel.

Colma is a relatively young community, with the average age being mid 30s, making this a great location for adults who are looking to start families, or just looking to be in a young and thriving up and coming community.

Colma Public Schools

Due to the smaller size and centralized location of Colma, there are several schools districts that service its residents.

Jefferson Elementary School District in Daly City
South San Francisco Unified School District in South San Francisco
Jefferson High School District in Daly City


Colma Commute, Accessibility & Public Transportation

Being that Colma is located just under 10 miles south of San Francisco, with easy access to the 101 and the 280, it is a commuters dream. With a Bart station and bus routes located in town, Colma provides many options when it comes to getting to work. The centralized location on the peninsula makes Colma an attractive location for those who are not only community to San Francisco, but also to those going south into Silicon Valley.

If wanting to take advantage of public transportation, you can hop on BART and exit at the Colma BART Station which is on the north end of Colma or exit at the South San Francisco BART Station for access to the southern end of Colma.  Furthermore, both of these stations provide access to Sam Trans which provides access to local businesses, shops and services along El Camino Real and Junipero Serra Blvd.
Please visit BART for train schedules, fares, maps, and routes.
Please visit Sam Trans for bus schedules, fares, maps and routes.
Colma also has prime location in regard to local International airports, being that it is around 9 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Making this small suburb and ideal location for those who travel by plane more frequently.

Colma Restaurants & Shopping

The Town of Colma numerous dining opportunities with a wide variety of choices.  From sit down eateries, to fast food chains, and grab and go establishments that feature foods from all over the world.  Most of the Town’s restaurants have gathered in three specific areas:280 Metro Center, Serra Center and Vivana Fair.

The Town of Colma is home to two major shopping centers: 280 Metro and Serra Center. These centers are anchored by big box stores that feature everyday household needs, housewares, electronics, building and home improvement, clothing, and crafts.

Parks & Recreation

Colma offers many options for those looking to enjoy the outdoors and have easy access to parks and outdoor activities. Some of the main outdoor attractions include: Colma Community Center, Sterling Park Recreation Center, Colma Historical Park and of course Bark Park for your furry friends.
These locations offer a variety of different amenities, from commercial kitchens, rentable spaces, and picnic areas to a basketball court, bocce ball court, playground, restrooms and grass area for games and activities.

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