Lyon-Hoag left its entry-level tag behind in 2021; neighborhood housing values soared — up to an average of $2.786 million ($2.6 million median) for an increase of 35% over 2020, and in May the neighborhood recorded its first $5 million sale (perhaps the first for any Burlingame neighborhood located east of El Camino), a 4,000 square-foot Tudor-style home on Clarendon Road. Even without that outlier Lyon-Hoag real estate was red-hot last year, with seven homes selling for more than $3 million and only four coming in at under $2 million. Of those four, three closed escrow between $1.9 and $2 million. Since 2017, property values in Lyon-Hoag have increased by 62% and during that time, price per square foot has increased only 17%, suggesting that the change in Lyon-Hoag is as much the type of homes being sold as it is demand for the neighborhood.
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The MLS area is 462.
One of the most affordable neighborhoods in Burlingame
Well manicured, with wider streets
Homes vary in architectural style
Walking distance to Burlingame Avenue, Washington Park, Washington Elementary School and city’s recreation center
The elementary school for the Lyon Hoag neighborhood is Washington Elementary School located on Howard Avenue. It’s within a 5-7 minute walk from anywhere in the neighborhood.
There is one public middle school, Burlingame Intermediate School, which is located in the Ray Park neighborhood. It’s a 10 minute drive to north Burlingame.
There is one public high school, Burlingame High, which is walking distance (5-10 mins) from Lyon Hoag.
This is Burlingame’s first subdivision, created in 1896. Prior to its use for homes, the Howard family maintained a dairy here. The Howards are the original American land grant purchasers of 6,500-acre Rancho San Mateo, and the rancho covered all of modern-day San Mateo north of San Mateo Creek (near Mills Hospital), Hillsborough and all of Burlingame south of Sanchez Creek (near present day Sanchez Avenue). A portion of the Howard property, east of the Burlingame Avenue train station, became the McLellan nursery, which grew flowers in gardens and greenhouses on “Bloomfield” Road south of Burlingame Avenue. Around the turn of the twentieth century, the McClellan nursery was harvesting 200,000 roses per month from Burlingame and shipping 7,000 cut flowers each day to San Francisco! Sales of real estate in this subdivision were slow until the 1906 earthquake sent San Franciscans scrambling south in search of shelter. In 1907, a lot in this area was offered “at $600 and up, with terms of $25 down and $10 per month installment payments.”
The subdivision takes its name from two of the first directors of the Bank of Burlingame, which helped finance the real estate purchases here. The Bank of Burlingame was located in the beautiful building that now houses Straits Restaurant at the northwest corner of Burlingame Avenue and California Drive. The Lyon-Hoag neighborhood is also known for its proximity to Burlingame Avenue, Washington Park, Burlingame High School and the city’s recreation center.
Lyon-Hoag is bordered on the south by Peninsula Avenue to the south, Carolan Avenue to the west, the 101 freeway to the east, and Burlingables just to the north at Burlingame Avenue. The neighborhood is named after the two developers who subdivided the area: Lyon & Hoag.