Burlingame strikes the perfect balance as a small town with world-class offerings. Its residents experience big city amenities in a charmingly laid-back, small-town atmosphere.
With a population of 31,386, the median home price in Burlingame in mid-2022 is $2.5 million and the price per square foot is $1,300.
Burlingame has an extensive shoreline on the San Francisco Bay. It is connected to the rest of the peninsula by a network of three nearby highways (101, 280 and 82). San Francisco International Airport is just 10 minutes away. But even better, there is an array of public transportation options with the Caltrain station conveniently located downtown. The train links the peninsula communities with San Francisco on one end and San Jose on the other.
Small Town With World Class Offerings
Businesses are an important part of the community. Because of this, shoppers are able to enjoy a variety of boutiques and stores. The town also boasts a medley of unique stores offering everything from wine to jewelry, toys, antiques, and health food.
Burlingame’s Pet Parade
For years, Burlingame has hosted a Pet Parade in September. It draws as many pets as people! Surely you’ll want to mark your calendar for this year’s parade! The 17th annual Pet Parade will take place on September 17, 2022.
RIBBONS ARE AWARDED FOR:
- Best Dressed Pet
- Most Unusual Pet
- Best Pet Trick
- Best School Float
- Most Original Float, Group or Wagon (non-school category)
- Grand Prize Winner
Family Friendly Parks and Recs
The Parks and Recreation department hosts free family-friendly events throughout the year. The city has 17 parks and open space areas. The parks feature numerous children’s play areas. In addition to those, they also feature sports facilities, open areas, dog parks and nature preserves.
Excellent Public Schools
San Mateo Union High School District operates the local high schools while the Burlingame School District (BSD) operates elementary and middle schools. The BSD teachers are ranked in the top 15% in California. Burlingame High School is the city’s only public high school. The neighborhood you live in will determine which school you attend. Click here to learn more.
Burlingame is a bit of a hidden gem in terms of dining. Satisfy your hunger with a wide range of styles and cuisines. Restaurants range from fine dining to casual eateries and coffee shops.
Here are a few of our favorites:
This is Jaime’s favorite Thai restaurant in Burlingame. This menu offers all of the traditional Thai dishes plus some! (no reservations required)
This restaurant has a terrific ambiance and it has a big outdoor section if you want to bring your dog. It has an upscale vibe feel, but you can bring your family too! The tuna poke is incredibly flavorful and delicious, but you can’t go wrong with any dish you order.
Amazingly fresh casual Mediterranean! The menu features Greek, Turkish and Middle-Eastern dishes. Jaime loves going here and sitting outside so she can bring her dog and her new puppy, Louis. (no reservations required)
One of our favorite places for brunch and/or coffee in Burlingame! We covered it well in a blog about Burlingame recently: click here. (no reservations required)
Double your pleasure by also hitting their San Carlos location too. Even better – it’s available to rent for a party (think: adult birthday, baby shower, book club). The gorgeous white space is a blank canvas for you to host your kind of party too. For more: click here. (no reservations required)