Welcome to Burlingame
The vivid town where upscale shopping and a lively downtown meld together with eucalyptus groves and walkable streets
Throughout Burlingame, groves of towering eucalyptus trees sway in the Bay breezes. Head into the city’s vibrant center, and you’ll find the downtown district with charming local shops and a dazzling array of restaurants.
This community-oriented city was incorporated in 1908 and has blossomed to a population of more than 30,000.
Thanks to Burlingame’s long-standing history, the city is packed with diverse architecture — especially when it comes to residential properties. Multimillion-dollar homes burst with splendor, and a great number of historical styles are available, updated with modern amenities. From 1920s bungalows to new-build Craftsman homes and Mediterranean homes, Burlingame is ready to please any aesthetic.
What to Love
- Top schools
- Beautiful neighborhoods and parks
- A lively, pet-friendly downtown
- Less than 20 miles from San Francisco
Easy access to many of the Bay Area’s major traffic arteries makes Burlingame an ideal spot for commuters into the surrounding cities. The location is ideal for those who crave a slightly quieter vibe while still maintaining all the city accoutrements you could desire. A mix of families and professionals, Burlingame keeps a dynamic atmosphere balanced with tranquil residential areas.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Take a stroll down the idyllic stretch of Burlingame Avenue in the heart of downtown and you’ll encounter a bevy of colorful, quaint buildings housing everything from niche designer boutiques to nationwide luxury brands like lululemon
, Warby Parker
, Pottery Barn
, Sephora, and Apple
Nestled between these top retailers are enchanting local eateries and cafes, including neighborhood-oriented establishments like Caffé Central. Boasting a heavenly espresso and tea bar in addition to a full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner showstoppers, Caffé Central
is the go-to for relaxing weekend brunch.
Other local gems, like Mingalaba, authentic Burmese cuisine, and Pizzeria Delfina
, award-winning Neapolitan pizza, are bound to become an instant favorite for all who visit. This is just the start of the mouthwatering cuisine that Burlingame has to offer.
Things to Do
Burlingame is replete with opportunities to connect with the community, with nature, and with your own passions. Outdoor enthusiasts find a treasure trove of recreational activities and water-based entertainment at nearby parks and shores, such as Coyote Point
, while others might prefer to spend their time exploring the retail scene.
The true heart of Burlingame, however, is its local events, including the year-round Farmers Market.
Set up each Sunday along Park Road at the start of Burlingame Avenue, this beloved tradition features local farmers and artisans selling all-organic produce, meats, goods, and eclectic retail items.
Annual events bring the community together; one such example is the Burlingame Art and Wine Festival, a much-anticipated highlight of the year with exhibits, artists selling new work, vendors, food, live entertainment, and beverages. Throughout the summer season, music lovers gather in Washington Park on Friday nights for the Music in the Park
series, a free public event supporting local musicians.
Burlingame has access to a number of incredible schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Lincoln, Franklin, Hoover, Roosevelt, Washington, and McKinley Elementary Schools
- McKinley Elementary School features a thriving Spanish Immersion program.
- Burlingame Intermediate School, 6-8, highly rated public middle school
- Burlingame High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school among the best in California