Burlingame is located 20 miles south of San Francisco on the San Francisco Peninsula. It was founded in the late 19th century by wealthy investors from San Francisco whose inspiration came from the City Beautiful movement championed by Frederick Olmsteadt, the designer of New York’s Central Park. All street would be lined with trees. Numerous landscaped Parks, squares, circles and crescents would add to the village Character.
A Mission style train depot was built at the foot of Burlingame Avenue which would be lined with picturesque commercial buildings creating a downtown village of tremendous allure. Today, Burlingame is still a small town in the Norman Rockwell tradition. The storefronts along Burlingame Ave have been restored making Downtown Burlingame a premier destination on the peninsula for shopping and dining. A few miles north of Burlingame Ave is the neighborhood shopping district of Broadway with it's venerable hardware store, barber shop, Ice-cream parlor, and other stores and services catering to local residences.
In Burlingame’s residential neighborhoods, homes of every style, from the queen Anne Victorian, through the Arts and Crafts, and period revival movements grace Burlingame’s tree canopied streets, New England Colonials, Spanish Revivals, English cottages, among many other styles, create streetscapes of great charm and character. Award winning neighborhood schools are within walking distance from Most Burlingame homes. A short commute away are Silicon Valley, the booming biotech industry and the financial center of San Francisco. Being a small town so close to urban attractions has made Burlingame hugely desirable, a great lifestyle and investment opportunity.