Burlingame - Burlingame Hills
“The Burlingame Hills features gorgeous homes and scenic views.”
The Burlingame Hills features gorgeous homes and scenic views. It’s a great choice for those who prefer a little more privacy, bigger lot size, and a little more separation from their neighbors. Many of the streets in the Burlingame Hills are adjacent to Hillsborough, and the feel is quite similar — some of Raziel’s clients say it feels woodsy like Lake Tahoe. The closest grocery store is at the bottom of Trousdale Drive at the corner of El Camino, an easy five minute drive down the hill (though not walking distance), and the 280 freeway is very close by, making the Burlingame Hills ideal for those who commute to downtown San Francisco or Silicon Valley.
The Burlingame Hills neighborhood begins at the edge of the desirable Easton Addition neighborhood (west of Alvarado Avenue, and about halfway up the hill between El Camino and Skyline), and is bordered to the north by Mills Estates, and to the south by Hillsborough.
One can find a smaller home that needs updating in the $1.1m – $1.3m range, all the way on up to 3,000+ s/f homes over $2m. Many of the lots are level and have views of the peninsula and the airport, while others have yards that are more hilly. Prices are comparable to the Easton Addition however price per square foot is slightly lower due to the premium associated with being closer to El Camino and shopping.
The closest public elementary schools are Franklin and Lincoln. Nueva Elementary is nearby down the road on Skyline, and is a private elementary and middle school focusing on the arts for gifted and talented children.
To view a detailed google map of the Burlingame Hills neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 471.
Real Estate in Burlingame Hills
- Price Point (Low): $900K - $1M
- Price Point (High): $2.1M - $2.8M
- Ability to purchase a larger home on a larger lot, possibly with a view
- Close to 280 which makes commuting to the Valley or San Francisco nice and convenient
- Better value than a comparably sized home in Easton Addition
- Not walking distance to a park, Burlingame Ave, or Broadway
- Though a large lot is a possibility, it can be challenging to find one with a level yard
- The neighborhood is unincorporated San Mateo County
Schools in the Neighborhood
The elementary school for the neighborhood is Franklin Elementary, which is just down the hill on Trousdale. It is a 5-10 minute drive depending on where you are in the hills.
There is one public middle school, Burlingame Intermediate School, which is located in the Ray Park neighborhood. It’s a 5-10 minute drive from the Burlingame Hills neighborhood.
There is one public high school, Burlingame High, which is a 7-10 minute drive across town.
To view an extensive list of preschools serving the Burlingame community, click here.
Fiercely independent, these neighborhoods represent the last vestiges of unincorporated Burlingame. Having declined the invitation to join the city of Burlingame each time it has been put to a vote, residents here live in unincorporated County of San Mateo. For most practical purposes, however, Hills residents are part of the Burlingame community, including being a part of the Burlingame School District. The area occupies the western edges of the former Easton Black Hawk Ranch. In the 1950s, the westernmost homes were threatened by the construction of Interstate 280 until the residents raised such a ruckus that the new freeway was rerouted farther west. At that time, one resident put a huge billboard sign in his yard that read: “Take a Tip From This Illegal Sign and Don’t be Frightened Away, These Homes are Well Built and Here They’re Going to Stay.” And indeed, stay they have. The area is perfect for the commuter who wants both a home with country atmosphere and one with easy access to I-280.