High-end buyers came for Burlingame’s most desirable neighborhood in 2021, resulting in an eye-popping 42% increase in overall sales and establishing this leafy, comfortable neighborhood as Burlingame’s first $4 million neighborhood. For the year buyers paid an average of $4.119 million for homes in Burlingame Park, an increase of 18% from 2020’s average. They paid 105% of asking price (up 4%) and snapped up homes after an average of 16 days on the market. Over half of Burlingame Park sales closed escrow for more than $4 million and if you remove an outlier listing that took 84 days to find its buyer, the neighborhood’s average DOM falls to 12, 43% lower than it was in 2020.
To view a detailed google map of the Burlingame Park neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 460.
The closest walkable neighborhood to downtown
Large, historic homes
One of the two neighborhoods (along with Easton Addition) where you're likely to find new home
Homes rarely come on the market here...typically around 1 a month
The elementary school for the neighborhood is Washington Elementary, which is about a 10-12 minute walk and a 3 minute drive to Howard Avenue.
There is one public middle school, Burlingame Intermediate School, which is located in the Ray Park neighborhood. It’s about a 7 minute drive from Burlingame Park, straight up El Camino.
There is one public high school, Burlingame High, which is just east of the neighborhood at Oak Grove and Carolan and is a 10 minute walk or 5-minute drive.
Burlingame Park is “Old Burlingame.” Its tree-lined streets and gracious homes date from the time of the city’s incorporation and before. In 1893, the Burlingame Country Club formed around 5 English Tudor style “cottages” built for vacationers’ use in 1892. Two of those homes still stand in their original location just north of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The street names here reveal some of the area’s history: Francis Newlands is the man credited with forming the Burlingame Country Club. William Sharon was Newlands’ father-in-law. Together with William Ralston, Sharon built San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. The hotel maintained a dairy farm west of El Camino Real across from the present day Safeway store on Howard Avenue. You can walk this neighborhood and imagine the polo ponies and fox hunting hounds that were once housed here. The entire neighborhood is within easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants on Burlingame Avenue.
The Burlingame Park neighborhood is small and lush, bordered on one side by Hillsborough and walking distance to Burlingame Avenue, which is a huge draw for the neighborhood. The several hundred homes in the whole neighborhood are on generally larger lots here than most of Burlingame. The neighborhood is the jewel in the glittering crown of Burlingame real estate, the most desirable address in a city full of most desirable addresses. Recently sold homes on its tree-lined streets have sold for $4.5 million or more, though many are in the sweet spot in the $3 million range. Bordering ultra-high-end Hillsborough, Burlingame Park holds its own with its leafy neighbor, offering spacious traditional homes (including many modern rebuilds whose classic style follows the lead of their pre-war neighbors) plus easy access to Burlingame Avenue’s chic boutiques and myriad restaurant choices and an option for entry-level Burlingame buyers — a row of condominium buildings along the neighborhood’s eastern border which range in price from the high six figures to the low $1 millions. With a neighborhood-wide WalkScore of 86 but a serene overall vibe, Burlingame Park offers its fortunate residents the best of luxurious small-town living a mere 15 miles from San Francisco.