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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Burlingame is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 30,459. Burlingame is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Burlingame offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Burlingame there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Burlingame and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Burlingame are highly rated.
About Burlingame...
Population
30,459

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,709,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,083
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Burlingame Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    96.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    571.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,209.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Burlingame

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,999
National
$55,322
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Burlingame is home! I moved here with my mom and dad when I was 2 1/2. My two little sisters were born here, this is home! Everywhere you go - you will see a friendly smile and friends who you grew up either in school or from the local softball team. Burlingame is clean, the people are kind and the weather is usually beautiful! Of course, I am so excited for August when I go away to school, but I will truly miss my town. I already cannot wait to come back to visit, because I know that I will be welcomed home with so many hugs and smiles!
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Burlingame is a small town on the Peninsula in the Bay Area. Some of the features include restaurants with multi-cultural cuisines, retail shops on Burlingame Avenue and smaller businesses located on Broadway Avenue. Public transportation is convenient with two train stations and a bus line that travels throughout the peninsula and into San Francisco. The town exhibits family friendliness with local events such as “Art in the Park” and the town’s annual “Pet Parade.” In addition to events, many historical buildings have been preserved and are the focal point of the town’s appeal. Burlingame is a town that offers hotels along the Bay front which makes it an excellent place to visit and the uniqueness of the town’s diversity makes it an intriguing place to live.
Burlingame is a friendly family neighborhood with close access to San Francisco and silicon valley. This suburb provides great schools, jobs, as well as opportunity for businesses. Residents are a tight knit community working to make the city a more connected neighborhood guided towards the young.