Burlingame Park again posted the city’s highest home values in 2020, cementing its status as Burlingame’s most exclusive neighborhood. Homes in Burlingame Park sold for an average of $3.5 million in 2020 (median of $3.03 million), which is a slight increase over 2019’s $3.384 million ($2.93 million median). Burlingame Park’s numbers were consistent across the board, save for a year-over-year increase of 25% in average days on the market (DOM). Burlingame Park’s most expensive sale in 2020 was a 7,000 square-foot compound that sold in August for $6.75 million. That property was on the market for 61 days before finding a buyer. If you remove it from Burlingame Park’s overall data, the average DOM drops to 17, one day more than it took to sell homes in the neighborhood in pre-pandemic 2019.
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 while a far walk (10-12 minutes) is 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 15 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.