Burlingame, CA is in the “peninsula” area of San Francisco – south of the city and in between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. It’s a safe and friendly community filled with beautiful homes from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, plentiful parks and huge eucalyptus trees. Burlingame also offers quaint shops filled with every modern convenience, fantastic restaurants, beautiful old churches, an adorable public library and an old mission style train station; all within walking distance for the majority of it’s residents! Combine all of that old world charm, add in an easy commute to the city, some of the top schools in the state, and you will get homes that sell for about $1,250 per sq ft!
Burlingame and it’s ultra exclusive neighbor, Hillsborough, are are just two small towns that make up the San Francisco peninsula. The peninsula is also where you’ll find Palo Alto (home of Stanford University), and a very small town with huge claim to fame: Atherton – it’s one of the wealthiest cities in the US. In fact, in September of 2010, Forbes magazine placed Atherton’s zip code of 94027 at #2 on its annual list of America’s most expensive zip codes, with a median home price of $4,010,200.
The peninsula offers an alternative to living in the city, or making the tedious commute across the Bay Bridge every day… All for a price, of course.