Welcome to Burlingame
Exquisite city with a vibrant downtown and more than 18,000 trees.
The elegant city of Burlingame was first developed as a luxury enclave for some of San Francisco’s wealthiest residents in the early 20th Century. Its early residents were drawn to Burlingame because of its spacious setting and comfortable climate. These qualities still define Burlingame today, making this refined city one of the most desirable locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Burlingame’s beautiful natural setting is enhanced by more than 18,000 trees owned and maintained by the city council. With numerous eucalyptus groves scattered throughout the city and an abundance of parks and open spaces, Burlingame is thoroughly deserving of its “City of Trees” moniker.
Burlingame also boasts a thriving downtown area with a wonderful assortment of shops and restaurants. This prestigious city has fantastic transport links, including Caltrain which transports residents to San Francisco’s 4th and King Station in around twenty minutes. The city’s “think green” policy has led to the creation of numerous bicycle paths, and the Burlingame Trolley offers free transportation to the city’s premier dining and shopping areas.
Burlingame Real Estate Insights
Homes within this highly desirable city feature stunning examples of Victorian architecture dating back to Burlingame’s early development as well as beautiful properties exhibiting a strong Spanish influence.
Burlingame’s real estate includes a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and chic modern condominiums, as well as modern apartment buildings clustered around the central business district.
Property in this coveted city is extremely in-demand, with the median sales price increasing by 10% over the past twelve months. The median sales price for the past year was $2 million, with an average price per square foot of $1,083.
People & Lifestyle
Burlingame shares its 94010 zip code with the similarly affluent neighboring community of Hillsborough, making it one of the world’s most desirable places to live.
Burlingame Avenue is a vibrant commercial district with fantastic upscale boutique shopping including Therapy, Anthropologie, Les Deux Copines, and The Podolls stores. Burlingame Avenue also offers residents a variety of charming interior design stores and exquisite jewelers.
Downtown Burlingame houses a wide range of restaurants serving excellent food in sophisticated settings. The New England Lobster Market & Eatery has exceptional seafood and Limon Rotisserie is a family-owned restaurant serving delicious Peruvian tapas in a welcoming environment. Asian restaurants are found throughout; Benihana, Mokutanya, Hanabi, and I Prive Sushi Sake Spirits all serve authentic Japanese food downtown. Straits Hawker Street restaurant recently-opened and serves a wide selection of exotic Asian street food. Other options include the elegant Italian restaurant Stella Alpina Osteria and the Farm & Vine American Bistro.
Burlingame’s iconic public library is located in a beautiful white building and houses over 200,000 volumes. The delicious Fika Cafe is tucked beside the library and serves Swedish and Turkish coffee along with pastries and snacks including sumptuous baklava and dolmas.
Residents are fortunate to have options when it comes to education, including well-regarded public and private schools in the area. The private all-girls Mercy High School is located in the stunning 63-room Tudor Kohl Mansion and set on 40 acres of land with greenhouses, a rose garden, tennis courts, and a 150,000-gallon reservoir all on the property.