Overview

Burlingame is a lovely place to live and work. It is located on the Peninsula, sharing significant shoreline with San Francisco Bay, and enjoys scenic coastal panoramas. During the twentieth century, the city gradually expanded in size, providing ample room for the development of both residential areas and well-known commercial centers.

 

Historical Growth

Like neighboring Hillsborough, Burlingame was founded on land once belonging to prominent Bay Area settler William Howard. The property changed hands several times after 1866, and development did not begin until the 1890s, when Burlingame Country Club and the train station were constructed. It wasn’t until after 1906 that Burlingame truly exploded in growth, attracting hundreds of residents deterred by the great earthquake and ensuing fire in nearby San Francisco. Stimulated by its surge in population, Burlingame incorporated in 1908, annexed the adjacent town of Easton in 1910, and decades later annexed even more land in 1954.

 

“Green” Living

Known as the “City of Trees,” Burlingame boasts a dominant leafy canopy which the city has embraced ever since its inception. Eucalyptus groves had been planted in the area well before its development, and during the year of its founding in 1908, the board of trustees passed an ordinance “prohibiting cutting, injuring, or destroying trees.” With over 18,000 publicly protected trees for its 29,000 residents, Burlingame is devoted to preserving nature and has adopted several programs to encourage “green” practices by residents and businesses.

 

Attractive Offerings

Today, Burlingame offers a little something for everyone. It showcases an upscale downtown rife with boutiques, cafes, and fine dining, and it also provides numerous parks for outdoor recreation, including shoreline trails and green spaces. The city’s attractive setting and easy convenience are attributes that lure commercial partners just as much as they entice suburban residents. Burlingame has housed offices representing many industries, including airlines, local nuts and chocolate companies, biotech labs, and high-tech firms.

 

Modern Convenience

With its proximity to San Francisco proper, the cities of Silicon Valley, and the booming biotech industry headquartered in South San Francisco, Burlingame is ideal for residents who want to be centrally located to everything. With four major traffic thoroughfares passing through or by the city (Interstate 280, Highways 101, 35, and 82/El Camino Real), commuters have easy access to routes that go anywhere in the Bay Area. For those who commute domestically or travel globally, Burlingame is also adjacent to San Francisco International Airport.

 

Extensive Academics

Residents have an array of educational options for their children. Burlingame is served by five elementary schools and one middle school, while high school students attend Burlingame High in the San Mateo Union High District. All public schools in Burlingame are well-regarded and ranked highly among Californian school districts, and many premier private academies are located nearby as alternatives.

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Burlingame may not be the largest Bay Area community, but it certainly packs a lot of options within city limits. Harmonizing coastal living with coveted access and excellent schools all within a beautiful tree-lined setting, Burlingame will continue to attract growth and interest for generations to come.

 

 

Notable Residents—Past and Present

Dianna Agron, actress from Glee 

Marc Benioff, founder and CEO of Salesforce

Leon Gilmour, wood-engraving artist

Percy Gray, artist

Hannah Hart, social media influencer and comedian

Charles S. Howard, owner of Seabiscuit

Tamora Pierce, best-selling children’s author

Hank Sauer, All-Star MLB outfielder

Population
30,467
MedianFamily Income
118,410

The public schools are among the best in the nation. Graduates from the local high schools attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, with a much larger than average number admitted to neighboring Stanford. Abundant bike paths make it easy for most students to bike to their local schools, giving them a sense of independence that is valued by parents and children alike.

active
1433 floribunda ave,
burlingame
$6,000,000
burlingame downtown area
active
2721 easton dr,
burlingame
$5,995,000
burlinhome / easton add #2 / #3 / #5
6Beds / 5Baths / 4235SqFt
active
949 laguna ave,
burlingame
$3,120,000
burlingame terrace-easton addition
4Beds / 3Baths / 2788SqFt
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407 occidental ave,
burlingame
$2,998,000
burlingame park
4Beds / 3Baths / 2550SqFt
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751 winchester dr,
burlingame
$2,249,000
burlingame gardens etc.
3Beds / 2Baths / 2035SqFt
active
1101 douglas ave,
burlingame
$2,050,000
burlingame downtown area
active
416 howard ave,
burlingame
$1,945,000
lyon-hoag
3Beds / 1Baths / 2020SqFt
active
2208 summit dr,
burlingame
$1,850,000
burlingame hills / skyline terrace
active
1032 toyon dr,
burlingame
$1,799,888
burlingame gardens etc.
4Beds / 3Baths / 1850SqFt
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1457 bellevue ave 1,
burlingame
$1,595,000
burlingame downtown area
2Beds / 2Baths / 1680SqFt
contingent
1025 cabrillo ave,
burlingame
$5,850,000
burlinhome / easton add #2 / #3 / #5
5Beds / 4Baths / 4680SqFt
pending
1827 hunt dr,
burlingame
$2,989,000
mills estates
6Beds / 4Baths / 3910SqFt
pending
1308 montero ave,
burlingame
$2,988,000
burlinhome / easton add #2 / #3 / #5
4Beds / 3Baths / 3064SqFt
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7 tiara ct,
burlingame
$2,250,000
burlingame hills / skyline terrace
3Beds / 3Baths / 2130SqFt
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523 francisco dr,
burlingame
$2,250,000
burlingame gardens etc.
4Beds / 2Baths / 2074SqFt
pending
2116 broadway,
burlingame
$2,185,000
hillsborough oaks etc.
3Beds / 2Baths / 2040SqFt
pending
1041 paloma ave,
burlingame
$1,998,000
burlingame terrace-easton addition
3Beds / 3Baths / 3204SqFt
pending
1104 clovelly ln,
burlingame
$1,780,000
burlingame village
3Beds / 1Baths / 1470SqFt
pending
103 loma vista dr,
burlingame
$1,700,000
burlingame hills / skyline terrace
3Beds / 1Baths / 1380SqFt
pending
518 almer rd 2,
burlingame
$1,395,000
burlingame downtown area
2Beds / 2Baths / 1600SqFt
sold
1523 columbus ave,
burlingame
$3,995,000
burlinhome / easton add #2 / #3 / #5
4Beds / 4Baths / 3051SqFt
sold
1515 willow ave,
burlingame
$3,688,000
burlingame park
4Beds / 3Baths / 2707SqFt
sold
305 burlingame ave,
burlingame
$3,000,000
lyon-hoag
4Beds / 4Baths / 2635SqFt
sold
822 walnut ave,
burlingame
$2,998,000
burlingame park
4Beds / 2Baths / 2430SqFt
sold
1258 cabrillo ave,
burlingame
$2,895,000
burlinhome / easton add #2 / #3 / #5
5Beds / 2Baths / 2560SqFt
sold
1547 cypress ave,
burlingame
$2,700,000
burlingame park
4Beds / 3Baths / 2227SqFt
sold
1468 bernal ave,
burlingame
$2,598,000
burlinhome / easton add #2 / #3 / #5
3Beds / 1Baths / 1690SqFt
sold
1415 montero ave,
burlingame
$2,550,000
burlinhome / easton add #2 / #3 / #5
4Beds / 3Baths / 2560SqFt
sold
2019 devereux dr,
burlingame
$2,450,000
ray park
3Beds / 2Baths / 1790SqFt
sold
232 bloomfield rd,
burlingame
$1,999,999
lyon-hoag
2Beds / 1Baths / 1120SqFt