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Known as the City of Souls, Colma is the smallest city in San Mateo County with about 1,400 residents. However, it got its nickname because tucked between the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture and Colma apartments, there are 16 cemeteries and centuries’ worth of history within the city’s 2-square-mile limits. Colma offers its residents and visitors alike a taste of what old-town Colma must have been like, with paved streets, restored street lamps and buildings, a historic museum and a 5,500 community center at the heart of it all.
Colma’s city council recently enacted a plan for residents to live a greener, more sustainable life, thanks to its Climate Action Plan. The new programs will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, save water and assist residents’ and businesses’ recycling efforts, both at Colma apartments and within the greater San Mateo County. The city joins other neighboring areas in its reusable bag ordinance, which reduces the number of plastic and single-use paper bags from local businesses, as well as a polystyrene ban, which eliminates single-use containers commonly used in the food and service industry that pollute the area and endanger local wildlife. Living among active community residents makes these efforts possible, and the tight-knit community often comes together in improvement efforts that support and improve the city as a whole.
Getting around Colma to other parts of San Mateo County and the San Francisco Bay area is a breeze thanks to two nearby BART stations and nearby highways. Drive minutes from most Colma apartments to I-280, Routes 82, 101 or the Pacific Coast Highway and make your way down California’s picturesque coast in a flash. Strap your bike to the car and head to the San Bruno Mountain State Park right in Colma’s backyard to experience the sights and sounds of the San Francisco Peninsula and San Bruno Mountain’s 12 miles of walking, hiking and bike trails trails. The vast ocean, bay and sparkling SF skyline views are not to be missed!
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