Bay Meadows: A Smart Growth Case Study

Bay Meadows, a community in San Mateo, is an excellent example of smart infill development. The city transformed the aging Bay Meadows horse-racing track into a thriving neighborhood within a stone’s throw of the Hillsdale Caltrain station. Built with both pedestrians and cyclists in mind, the development included 15-acres of public parks and a mini-main street. This community opens new opportunities for families across the income spectrum to afford homes in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets.