Let's call Burlingables the poster child for Burlingame’s wild 2021 real estate market. After hanging around the city’s entry-level of $2.1 million for 2019 to 2020, the perennially popular neighborhood’s average home price soared to $2.765 million (median of $2.8 million) in 2021, an increase of 27% (median 30%) from 2020 and sixth-highest among Burlingame neighborhoods, sandwiched between Lyon Hoag and Ray Park. Burlingable’s 15 sales are 88% more than recorded in 2020 and its average price of $1,499 per square foot was the highest among Burlingame neighborhoods for the year. Burlingables is at the top of many homebuyers’ wish list due to its proximity to Washington Park and Burlingame Ave as well as its leafy streets, however so few homes come up for sale there driving price per s/f so high. I don’t expect this will change in 2022 with the new $40 million Rec Center opening and the neighborhood becoming even more sought after.
To view a detailed google map of the Burlingables neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 463.
Arguably Burlingame's hottest neighborhood; less than one home per month on average comes up for sale
Quintessential tree-lined streets with classic Burlingame homes
Super close and easily walkable to Downtown Burlingame and Burlingame Avenue, Washington Park, and Caltrain
Lot sizes are on average 5,000 s/f compared to the 6,000 s/f average for Burlingame, however, most homes have attached garages with full-sized yards, and many homes on 6,000 s/f lots elsewhere in Burlingame have detached garages with the garage in the rear of the property
Homes within one or two blocks of the freeway may have freeway noise
High price per square foot, but worth it for those who choose to buy in the neighborhood
The elementary school for the Burlingables neighborhood is Washington Elementary School located on Howard Avenue. There is one public middle school, Burlingame Intermediate School, which is located in the Ray Park neighborhood. There is one public high school, Burlingame High, which is in the heart of the neighborhood.
To view an extensive list of preschools serving the Burlingame community, click here.
Residents here would do well to look for horseshoes in their gardens! The famous San Mateo Stock Farm, a horse breeding ranch owned by William Corbitt, operated during the late 1800s on the present grounds of Burlingame High School. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Francis Carolan, who lent his name to the street in front of the high school, and his railroad car heiress wife, Harriett Pullman Carolan, bought Corbitt’s horse ranch and used the former racetrack for polo matches. Bloomfield Road includes a couple model homes built for the 1939 Treasure Island Worlds’ Fair. The homes were shipped to Bloomfield Road by barge after the fair ended. Today, the area is known for its quaint, tree-lined streets, and its proximity to Burlingame Avenue, Washington Park, Burlingame High School and the city’s recreation center.
Burlingables is a wonderful tree-lined neighborhood bursting with architectural delights. Just steps from Burlingame High School and all of its modern athletic facilities, including tennis courts and the largest public swimming pool between San Francisco and Santa Clara. The neighborhood is arguably Burlingame’s most walkable neighborhood too; it is very close to Burlingame Avenue’s shops and restaurants, and also near the Downtown Burlingame Caltrain station.. To see a short video on Sports in Burlingame to get a sense of all of the youth programs and all of our athletic facilities throughout town, click here.