Burlingame - Mills Estates
“Mills Estates is a more “modern” neighborhood than most in Burlingame. ”
Mills Estates is a more “modern” neighborhood than most in Burlingame. The homes are generally 50-60 years old, and many of them are either one level ranch style homes or two story tract style homes. There’s also a small contingent of Eichler homes, which were designed in the 1960s by renowned modernist architect Joseph Eichler and are known for their stylish indoor atriums and open floor plans. Many of the homes in Mills Estates have views of the Bay and San Francisco airport. The location of Mills Estates is very convenient for accessing 280 especially for those who work in downtown SF or off 280 in Silicon Valley.
The prices generally range from $1.1m to $1.7m. Many of the homes boast exquisite views of the Bay and the airport. Mills Estates is also home to Cuernavaca Park, a huge level grassy area popular with families and youth sports; the field is use for softball and baseball, and there are basketball courts and a playground too.
To view a detailed google map of the Mills Estates neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 472.
Real Estate in Mills Estates
- Price Point (Low): $900K - $1M
- Price Point (High): $2.1M - $2.8M
View The Neighborhood
- Open floorplan homes mostly built in the 1960s
- Opportunity for larger square footage and larger lot
- Close to 280 and easy to pop down Trousdale to the Millbrae BART station
- Many homes have sweeping bay views
- Does not have a typical Burlingame older home feel
- Not close to Burlingame Ave and Broadway
- Hilly, though some streets are level
Schools in the Neighborhood
The elementary school for the neighborhood is Franklin Elementary, which is just down the hill on Trousdale.
There is one public middle school, Burlingame Intermediate School, which is located in the Ray Park neighborhood. It’s a 5 minute drive at the most from anywhere in Mills Estates.
There is one public high school, Burlingame High, which is a 10-12 minute drive across town.
To view an extensive list of preschools serving the Burlingame community, click here.
As late as 1954, the 42-room Mills Mansion built in the 1860s still stood proud near the present location of Mills High School. Although parts of the original 1,500-acre Mills estate had been developed earlier (Burlingame Village and Ray Park, for example) several hundred acres still surrounded the home. After the newly formed City of Millbrae and the City of Burlingame ended an eight-year legal battle regarding title to the mansion and its remaining property, the mansion was destroyed and the land was subdivided. In its place, new homes were built to provide for the Peninsula’s growing post-WWII population. Today many homes in Mills Estate enjoy great views of the Bay and easy access to I-280. The area includes numerous Eichler homes, known for their large windows, open atriums and mid-century design that reflected the fabled California lifestyle.