Burlingame is one of the few areas that has maintained its gracious charm and timeless elegance over the decades. A favorite among families, Burlingame’s two main shopping areas, Burlingame Avenue and Broadway, attract a wide variety of shoppers discovering its boutiques, restaurants, dessert places, and clothing stores. Home to fresh farmer’s markets every Sunday morning in the summer and fall, jazz concerts in Washington Park, and a yearly Art in the Park fair, Burlingame is a wonderful place to start a family or retire later in life, and is well equipped for both!
Burlingame is one of the few areas that has maintained its gracious charm and timeless elegance over the decades. A favorite among families, Burlingame’s two main shopping areas, Burlingame Avenue and Broadway, attract a wide variety of shoppers discovering its boutiques, restaurants, dessert places, and clothing stores. Home to fresh farmer’s markets every Sunday morning in the summer and fall, jazz concerts in Washington Park, and a yearly Art in the Park fair, Burlingame is a wonderful place to start a family or retire later in life, and is well equipped for both! Its tree lined streets offer an abundance of architecture and style of homes, from quaint two bedroom bungalows to thoughtfully designed four and five bedrooms.
Last year, homes in Burlingame spent an average of 17 days on the market before finding a buyer, two more than they spent in 2020 but six less than in 2019.
Number of Home Sales
IN 2020, COVID-fueled springtime inventory shortages created a topsy-turvy market in Burlingame and turned summer, traditionally a slow time for real estate activity, into local real estate’s hottest season, the “new spring.”
Sale Price to List Price Ratio
This statistic indicates whether homes are typically selling above or below their final asking prices.
2021 Home Sales by Price Range
THE BIG NEWS IN BURLINGAME for 2021 was the increase in $3 million+ homes and the corresponding decrease in the sub-$2 million price point’s market share.
2021 Home Sales by Neighborhood
Easton Addition typically leads the way with about a quarter of the yearly sales, mainly because it's a large piece of geography at about 1,500 acres. Most neighborhoods typically see 16 to 21 sales a year.
IN 2021, INCREASED DEMAND and decreased inventory led to a one-year average price increase of 11.1% in Burlingame, the city’s greatest one-year increase since 2018, when prices rose 13.3%.
Down Payments for 2021 Single Family Home Sales
BURLINGAME BUYERS’ down payment strategies continued to follow the paths they’ve been on for the past five years in 2021, with 75% choosing a down payment of greater than 20%.
Schools & History
If you’re looking to buy a home in Burlingame in a particular public elementary school district, this unique google map will help you identify the geographic boundaries for enrollment of each school. This map was assembled from data from the school district website (handy for quickly identifying what school a particular address is assigned to), and is reliable but not guaranteed.
If you have more specific questions about schools in Burlingame, please contact Raziel. To verify enrollment in the event it is impacted, contact the Burlingame School District.
All addresses in Burlingame go to Burlingame High School (In 2003, the district lines were redrawn to incorporate this change). Burlingame High is within the San Mateo Union High School District (not the Burlingame School District, which includes all five public elementary schools and BIS). To verify enrollment information, please contact the High School District.
Burlingame shares a common history with neighbors San Mateo, Millbrae and Hillsborough, but only up to a point. Like the surrounding communities, Burlingame was once the site of native Costanoan villages and then part of a Mexican land grant (Rancho Buri Buri to the north and Rancho San Mateo to the south). Burlingame’s history diverges from that of nearby Peninsula cities in the late 1800s, when Francis Newlands, son-in-law of landowner and Nevada Senator William Sharon, came up with a plan to turn this stretch of real estate into a playground for San Francisco’s wealthiest residents.
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