Burlingame Hills offers options for buyers looking for something outside the Burlingame norm. With its hilly terrain and secluded homes it often feels like a part of neighboring Hillsborough and its housing market often mimics that higher-profile address. In 2020, that meant homes that took a bit longer to sell — 34 average DOM, highest in Burlingame but down 4% year-over-year — and the city’s lowest sales-to-list-price ratio (96.2%). Burlingame Hills homes, however, are among Burlingame’s most expensive, coming in at the city’s fourth-highest average home price in 2020, $2.65 million. They are among the best values in Burlingame, however. Homes here sold for $907 per square foot in 2020, $318 below the citywide average.
To view a detailed google map of the Ray Park neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 470.
Tree-lined streets with more modern ranch style homes
Walking distance to Franklin Elementary, Burlingame Intermediate and Ray Park.
Very close to Trousdale for popping up to 280 and only a few minutes to Millbrae BART
Homes don't have the same historic feel as most in Burlingame
Hard to find a large original home in the neighborhood
The elementary school for the neighborhood is Franklin Elementary, which is walkable from throughout the neighborhood.
There is one public middle school in Burlingame, Burlingame Intermediate School, which is located in the northern part of the neighborhood directly next to Franklin Elementary.
There is one public high school, Burlingame High, which is a 10 minute drive across town.
Ray Park is one of two neighborhoods (the other is Burlingame Village) that were developed during and immediately after World War II on the former Darius Ogden Mills Estate. The wealthy San Francisco industrialist Milton S. Ray developed Ray Park and gave the area his name. An avid ornithologist as well as an avid history buff, Mr. Ray named the streets in his development after explorers: Coronado, Marco Polo, and Quesada. Today, a clipper ship marks the entrance to Ray Drive at El Camino Real. Perhaps, the ship is a nod to the Bay Area company that Mr. Ray’s father founded in 1872: The Ray Burner Co. manufactured oil burners for ships. The area is within walking distance to the shops in Burlingame Plaza, the new Mills-Peninsula Hospital and the city’s one public intermediate school.
Ray Park is a picturesque rolling neighborhood located in North Burlingame. Most of the homes are one level ranch-style homes with a great deal of curb appeal, and are “newer” than homes in most other historic neighborhoods in Burlingame. Ray Park is walking distance to both top-rated Lincoln Elementary and Franklin Elementary Schools, as well as Burlingame’s only public middle school, Burlingame Intermediate School. The neighborhood is just minutes away from the southernmost BART stop (about a half hour direct to downtown San Francisco), the Millbrae exit at 101, and just down the hill from the 280 corridor, making it a convenient jumping off point for those who commute to Silicon Valley. It is also very close to the shopping center on the corner of Trousdale and El Camino which is home to Lunardi Foods, and the brand new Mills Peninsula Hospital just across the street, which opened in 2011. The $680 million hospital is arguably the most state-of-the-art in all of California