A green-belt community of beautiful historic cemeteries and agricultural gardens, the unique town of Colma encircles a thriving regionally oriented commercial area. The abundance of cemeteries dates back to the turn of the century, when San Francisco’s land scarcity prompted the city to look elsewhere for interments — namely, San Mateo County. Over the decades, businesses and residential developments emerged to form a charming community and modern city infrastructure nestled in the gently rolling hills of the Peninsula.
Newcomers will find in Colma a pleasing combination of small-town amenities and services, including restaurants, one of Northern California’s largest auto dealerships, shopping districts, a movie theater, and a first-rate outlet center filled with discounted name-brand merchandise. The expanded amenities in neighboring Daly City make life in this intimate community even more convenient and appealing. The two communities even share a chamber of commerce.