The town of Colma, Calif., also known as the "City of Souls," may be one of the smallest areas in San Mateo County, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in civic pride and community togetherness. Boasting Spanish- and Mediterranean-style architecture, beautiful streets and a charming personality, it makes sense that many California residents are finding their new home in Colma apartments for rent. Even though the town has a storied history in the Golden State, it is growing and innovating constantly, always welcoming future endeavors. Colma is also committed to being green by encouraging sustainable methods of living like recycling, water conservation, waste reduction and energy conservation - making it the perfect home for any eco-conscious Californian.
Since the entire Bay Area is known for its scenic beauty, forward thinking and excellent climate, it should come as no surprise that many people are trying to find a home here. In fact, Colma has been booming in population in recent years. According to City-Data, the residents here have seen their population grow by 50 percent from 2000 to 2010 - clearly showing that this is an area that many people are excited to be part of. Colma also boasts a median household income that is nearly $20,000 more per year than the average citizen in the Golden State. The community also has one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the Bay Area.
Colma borders San Bruno Mountain State Park, one of the most beautiful places near the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here residents can enjoy a watching a variety of birds and endangered plant and butterfly species. Hiking is by far the most popular activity here, since the the mountain's peak is more than 1,300 feet at the summit and offer spectacular views of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area.
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