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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Burlingame is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 30,118. Burlingame is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Burlingame offers residents an urban 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
30,118

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,447,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,789
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Burlingame Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    121
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    56
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    390
    500
  • Theft
    2,193
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    347
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,443
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Burlingame Reviews

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Burlingame Ave makes my nights full of joy. I work at Sixtos and am eager to pay for college.

Phils coffee is my favorite location to work. I study and mingle with my friends after school. I went to middle school in Burlingame and have seen it transform over a decade. It is my favorite city.

The library is also one of my favorite places. Adults, kids, people from all ages working is amazing. The architecture and spaciousness is surreal.

Burlingame's climate is perfect as well. You can never go wrong walking on Burlingame Avenue, even late at night. New places are opening and the street is becoming even livelier.
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If you are looking for a small suburban town to invite your friends out for lunch, this is the place to go! It is modern, clean, and well-kept. You must go to Burlingame Avenue, where you will find a long street full of restaurants and outdoor patio seating. Enjoy!
We love the proximity to San Francisco, walkability to shops and restaurants and safety. Housing market is very expensive.