Located on the San Francisco Peninsula and east of Hillsborough is the small San Francisco suburb, Burlingame. Burlingame residents enjoy the charming, family and business-friendly community; surrounded by truly beautiful greenery and landscaping. Burlingame, CA locals can be found strolling the San Francisco Bay shorelines, shopping the fresh markets along Burlingame Avenue or snuggled up next to the fireplace in the Burlingame Public Library, reading a novel.
There are slightly more than 28,000 residents living in Burlingame, California, and it continues to be one of the most desired cities to live in for many reasons. Being so close to San Francisco allows Burlingame residents to come and go into the big city as they please without having to deal with the hustle and bustle on a daily basis.
Burlingame is warmer than San Francisco, much more family oriented and relatively cheaper. The homes vary in their style - from Victorian to cool, California bungalow- depending on whether they were built in the 1920s or last year. There are many opportunities to enjoy outside activities in Burlingame, such as hiking, bicycling or GoKarts. There are several, healthy local business that make up the shopping districts of Burlingame due to the huge support that businesses in Burlingame receive from the city and community.
There are a variety of mom-and-pop stores as well as unique attractions, such as the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia that features thousands of Pez products, nostalgic toys and even a “Bad Toys” section for your kids to enjoy. Relax under the California sun and enjoy a round of golf at the Crystal Springs Golf Club, which offers stunning views of the Crystal Springs Reservoir. The Sawyer Camp Trail at this reservoir offers an absolutely beautiful path for cycling.
The Burlingame Neighborhood Network is an organization that aims to prepare all of Burlingame’s residents for a citywide disaster. Recent studies show that personal relations and connections among neighbors dramatically improve the chances of a family’s survival in a catastrophe. The organization is devoted to building a strong foundation as a community so that residents can communicate, organize and efficiently take care of themselves should an earthquake or other disaster occur. Burlingame Neighborhood Network groups strive to get together with one another socially so details, skills, supplies, etc. can be discussed. You can subscribe to the Burlingame Neighborhood Network newsletter here.
The schools in Burlingame are some of the most impressive in the entire state, Franklin Elementary School in the Burlingame Elementary school district maintains a 10/10 score on the GreatSchools.org site, a rare and distinguished score for California schools. The Learning Studios on Malcom Road provides Burlingame families with tutoring and preparatory SAT and ACT courses. This studio has a stellar reputation around Burlingame for providing students with the sort of confidence, skill sets and material they need to become successful.
With top-notch education, a supportive community, successful businesses and beautiful weather for outdoor activities; it’s clear as to why so many love living in Burlingame and don’t plan on leaving anytime soon.