The Peninsula is a charmed place to live and I have been fortunate to have lived here for over 30 years.
The area has high incomes; including the five highest California counties by per capita income and two of the top 25 wealthiest counties in the United States.
The Peninsula is renowned for its natural beauty, entrepreneurship, and diversity. The area is home to a number of noteworthy parks and nature preserves including:
- Edgewood Park, Redwood City
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area – several units are located on the Peninsula
- Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District – several preserves
There are several endangered species including the San Francisco garter snake, the Mission blue butterfly and the San Bruno elfin butterfly, all of which are endemic to San Mateo County. The California clapper rail is found on the shores of the Bay, in Belmont and San Mateo.