5.6 out of 10

Burlingame Gate

37.5874359611429 -122.369184048036
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Old Neighborhood, Young Renters"

With the Broadway CalTrain on the southeastern edge, Burlingame Gate is yet another Burlingame neighborhood with expensive older homes with great schools.

The median home price here is around $875K, which is relatively low for Burlingame. Prices range from from $700K to $1.4 million. Homes are smaller and older, with homes typically having between 1500 and 2000 ft of floor space and having been built before WWII.

There is also a sizable contingent of renters in this neighborhood, as you can tell from the number of boxy apartment complexes here. The average going rate for a one bedroom is around $1500 (you’ll find a number for $1450 though not much below that). Most of these apartments tend to be concentrated on El Camino and Broadway, the two bordering arteries of Burlingame Gate.

Because of the CalTrain station and all of the stores and activity on Broadway, Burlingame Gate does have slightly higher crime rates than other Burlingame neighborhoods. Mostly you will find thefts here—about one or two per week. In the last six months there have been a couple of assaults—but really nothing to worry much about.

The afore-mentioned stores along Broadway make this a good area for singles and young couples, as well. Not only are there two dozen plus restaurants, but you will also find art galleries, a good Irish pub (Behan’s) and even a dance studio for those preparing for weddings or who just want to learn how to get their groove on.

Overall, a pretty good neighborhood for renters, I think, though buying a house here might not quite be worth it for the value, imo.
Pros
  • Relatively Affordable Apartments
  • Great for Commuters
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • High Home Prices
  • Old Home Problems
  • A Touch of Crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
2yrs+

"Mixed bag of residential living"

Burlingame Gate, also known as Burlingame Grove, is a small, block of bayside residential terrain located within the San Francisco peninsula. It is bounded by Broadway to the east, California Drive to the north, Westmoor Road to the west and El Camino Real to the south, encompassing about a dozen cozy (maybe a little too snug) neighborhood blocks. The area is also densely populated with just over 2,000 residents clumped within 0.25 square miles of suburban terrain. Demographically speaking, Burlingame Gate is a predominately white community with asian and hispanic residents making up a small minority.

Burlingame Gate’s residential quarters are a mixed bag of suburban aesthetics. Homes are typically one-story in size and congested along narrow, suburban streets. You’ll typically find houses plotted on relatively small properties with thin driveways running along the side of the house. For the most part, residents tend to park on the street, which can be congesting at times. For numbers sake, homes vary pretty drastically in price. In fact, the distribution of housing prices are between $500,000 and a couple million. However, homes are consistently nicer the further northwest you travel. Here you’ll find two-story homes, tree-lined streets and manicured lawns. For your renting options, a handful of mildly attractive, three-story apartment buildings are clustered along El Camino Real.

While the neighborhood doesn’t look like much on paper, it is a decent spot for young, commuting families on a budget. In fact, the Broadway Caltrain station anchors the eastern edge of the neighborhood and offers transit rails to San Francisco and parts of the San Jose area. Also, US Route 101 skirts the northern border of Burlingame for those traveling and connects locals up and down the San Francisco peninsula.
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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