7.3 out of 10

Oak Grove Manor / Burlingables

37.5838010551579 -122.343635511592
Great for
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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

"Tiny Neighborhood, Small Houses, Big High School"

Oak Grove Manor/Burlingables is a small brick shaped neighborhood, squeezed between California Drive and the Bayshore Freeway.

Judging from the age of the homes, this neighborhood dates from around WWII when most of these homes were built. As with many homes dating to this period, the homes are a bit on the smallish side with the typical home being about 1200 feet.

Despite this somewhat small size, the homes here go for close to $1 million. Of course, it re-affirms that old chestnut about real estate being all about “location, location, location.”

One of the great benefits of most of Burlingame—and this neighborhood is no exception—are the amazing schools. Washington Elementary, Crocker Middle School and Burlingame High certainly don’t disappoint in this regard. And even if they did, there are a number of excellent private schools in the area as well.

The streets are clean and have that older feel to them, which can be nice—especially if you have kids.

Burlingame High School is a part of this neighborhood so if you have high school age kids they can walk right to school. Burlingame High is regularly ranked in the top 250 high U.S. high schools for academic excellence. And if you’re a Glee fan, you may also be excited to note that Diana Agron is also an alum.

The neighborhood borders Downtown Burlingame, as well, so you can basically walk over to where all the action is.

Overall, a nice neighborhood, though perhaps a bit too close to the Bayshore Freeway on the eastern end.
  • Great Schools
  • Good For Commuters
  • Close To Downtown
  • Expensive
  • Smaller, Older Homes
  • Perhaps a Bit Too Close to Downtown and High School
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Schools 4/5

"Secluded high school community"

Oak Grove Manor - Burlingables is almost an all too perfect middle-class community for young families who don’t want to spend too much. It is situated along the San Francisco bay, which makes for a great location, and within a 5 minute drive of the San Francisco International Airport. Within the district, Oak Grove Manor is made up of about a dozen short neighborhood blocks (spanning about 0.3 square miles) nestled between US Route 101 and California Drive. In fact, Downtown Burlingame is located on the southern side of California Drive offering every small-town commercial need you have.

Although a bit small (population of 1,500), Oak Grove Manor - Burlingables is a bit of a sheltered high school community. Burlingame High School is the district’s main attract and is located along Oak Grove Avenue. It is a somewhat privileged and well-recognized school within the San Francisco peninsula and has earned a 4 out-of-5 stars on greatschools.org. And like the community, the school is overwhelmingly white with great scholastic amenities.

For perspective residents, the area is also a bit more affluent than other Burlingame communities. Average incomes swirl around $70,000 to $90,000 while also harboring safe community quarters. Moreover, the average house values are in the range of $750,000 to $1 million. Homes are mixed between one and two-story homes and rather old in age. In fact, most homes were built before the 1950’s. If you drive through the community, you’ll come across quaint neighborhood aesthetics which include clean, manicured yards, wide and orderly streets/sidewalks, charming house fronts and tree-lined streets that shade much of the neighborhood. For nicer homes, they are usually situated closer to the Burlingame High School.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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