5.4 out of 10

Burlingame Gardens

37.58699469031 -122.355388270773
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Nightlife
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Great for Commuters"

Skirting the Bayshore Freeway, Burlingame Gardens has a fair number of apartments and older homes. My favorite street here is leafy Winchester, where there is a stretch of cottage style bungalows. It is a really beautiful stretch of stately looking houses with high pitched roofs and often church castle style windows.

The median home price in Burlingame Gardens is around $875K—relatively affordable for Burlingame. The usual caveats for Burlingame apply: these are usually very old homes (pre-1950) of smaller sizes than most of us have become accustomed to, and the schools are great.

There are a lot of renters in the neighborhood as well. A one-bedroom goes for about $1800 on the really nice apartment complexes you will find on the northern end of the neighborhood.

The spot is also a great place for commuters, with the Broadway CalTrain station on its northwestern point.

Overall a pretty good neighborhood to spend a few years in but I don’t know if I would want to stay here forever.
  • Great For Commuters
  • Good Schools
  • Close to Things
  • Expensive
  • A Touch of Crime
  • Old Home Problems
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Stumpy homes close to the water"

Burlingame Gardens is a small, known-for-nothing neighborhood, stretching along US Route 101. It is exclusively residential and made up of mostly middle to lower-middle class suburban aesthetics. If you’re traveling through, you’ll come across about a dozen short, stubby (bayside) suburban streets and nothing else. Demographically speaking, the community is a bit of a melting pot of ethnic backgrounds with 65% of the community white, and the rest is split evenly between asian and hispanic residents. The community is also densely populated, with just over 2,200 residents living in a space smaller than 0.3 square miles.

Burlingame Gardens’s flat residential terrain is nothing to brag about. In fact, most homes were built in the 1970‘s and are small and narrow in size (but have a bit of a polished look to them). They are typically plotted on petite, squarish properties with narrow driveways running along the side of the house. Front yards are shallow lawns but are usually well-maintained. According to the 2010 US Census, the median household income within the area is approximately $78,000/year. Moreover, the bulk of homes are priced between $750,000 to 1 million, though homes closer to the eastern border come with a higher price tag.

Although Burlingame Gardens has little to brag about, it does come with a few perks. For commuters, Broadway Caltrain stop is located along California Drive and connects residents to the greater San Francisco area and parts of San Jose. The district’s northern border is trumped by the Anza Lagoon which runs off into the vast San Francisco bay. The area is perfect for those on a budget but want to live close to the water and downtown Burlingame.
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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