This tree-shaded city boasts charming old-style neighborhoods within an easy drive of San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the San Francisco International Airport. Young professionals with families have moved in to join long-time residents, making Burlingame one of the most desirable communities in San Mateo County.
The eastern part of the city offers one of San Mateo County’s most vibrant downtowns, from Burlingame Avenue’s trendy, upscale shops and cafes to Broadway’s village-like charm. Burlingame also plays host to the Pez Memorabilia Museum, giving the city character not found elsewhere.
Burlingame has been settled since the 1860s, but growth was slow until 1906 when the San Francisco earthquake and fire sent many people out of San Francisco in search of safe residential areas. Burlingame continues to impress and attract locals and visitors alike to the charming city.