The neighborhood even has its very own branch of the Burlingame Public Library, a rare mission-style gem in the heart of a residential neighborhood which is particularly popular among all the young families in the area. Pop on in and make yourself at home next to the fireplace in one of several mind-blowing Craftsman leather reading chairs! All of this adds up to place Easton Addition firmly at the top of the local real estate market. Buyers here can expect to spend between $2.8 million and $5 million for their new home. In 2019 Easton Addition’s median sales price was $2.8 million and the average was $2,941,000.
To view a detailed google map of the Easton Addition neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 466.
One of the most popular and prestigious neighborhoods in Burlingame
Classic Burlingame architecture with homes that have a historic, charming feel
Easton Addition has its own picture perfect branch of the Burlingame Public Library
One of the two most expensive neighborhoods in Burlingame along with Burlingame Park
Not as close to Burlingame Ave and Broadway as other areas, but parts of the neighborhood are walkable to Broadway
Easton Addition is home to two public elementary schools: Roosevelt Elementary on Vancouver at Broadway, and Lincoln Elementary on Ray Drive (bordering Ray Park) at Balboa. It is also home to the private Catholic K-8 school, Our Lady of Angels.
There is one public middle school, Burlingame Intermediate School, which is located north of Easton Addition in the Ray Park neighborhood. It’s no more than a 5 minute drive.
There is one public high school, Burlingame High, which is southeast of the Easton Addition. It’s a 5-8 minute drive.
Ansel I. and Adeline Easton’s Black Hawk horse ranch once covered 1,500 acres. The Easton estate, and the 1,500-acre estate of Mrs. Easton’s brother D.O. Mills, occupied all of what is now Burlingame north of Sanchez Creek. The Easton estate extended from Sanchez Creek north to Mills Creek (near present day Adeline Drive) and the Mills estate extended from Mills Creek to El Portal Creek (near present day Mills Avenue).
Today, The Easton Addition takes it name from the Eastons’ son Ansel Mills Easton who subdivided his parents’ ranch and developed the area west of El Camino Real in the decades before and after World War I. The area is referred to as the Easton “Addition” because it was not originally included in the city’s borders when Burlingame incorporated in 1908. We are not sure why Easton didn’t join Burlingame originally at the time of incorporation, but probably because most of the wealthy landowners were worried that they’d be taxed (Mills didn’t join and Hillsborough didn’t join either). The last remaining 25 acres of Black Hawk Ranch were sold to Charles Howard, the owner of the great racehorse Seabiscuit, in 1925.
Ansel Easton Adams, the famous photographer, is named after Ansel M. Easton; the famous photographer’s parents admired Mr. Easton, who was married to Louise Adams Easton, the photographer’s aunt. Ansel Adams (the photographer) was named after his uncle because at one time his father greatly admired his brother-in-law, but the relationship turned very sour later in life after Mr. Adams felt like Ansel didn’t do the right thing in a business deal. When the photographer found out about this he stopped using Easton on photographs (early ones say Ansel Easton Adams), then he went to Ansel E. Adams and finally dropped the E all together.
“Easton Addition is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Burlingame.”
Burlingame’s Easton Addition is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Burlingame. Practically all the streets are filled with trees giving the neighborhood a pleasant and relaxing, yet sophisticated feel. You’ll see a wide array of architectural styles, including Craftsman, Arts & Crafts, turn of the century bungalows, and stately Victorians.