Welcome to Burlingame
Beloved for its tree-lined streets, Burlingame has also earned the nickname “The City of Trees” because of the nearly 20,000 trees within its city limits. This lovely town, 20 miles south of San Francisco is a mid-Peninsula gem –being one of the few cities that has maintained its elegance and charm throughout the decades.
Lifestyle and Leisure
Burlingame is known for its distinguished residential quality of life courtesy of its plethora of amenities, recreational activities, and two enchanting downtown districts that never fail to entertain residents and visitors.
The Washington Park and its playground, baseball and soccer fields, and tennis and basketball courts are perfect for families and sports enthusiasts, while those with active lifestyles will enjoy the 500-mile walking and cycling paths in the San Francisco Bay Trail or the aquatics programs offered by the Burlingame Aquatic Club. And for some quiet time and a creative dose of culture, the Peninsula Museum of Art has its doors open for art aficionados and converts alike.
Many make the trip to Burlingame to partake in the numerous community activities such as the Sunday Farmer’s Market, Washington Park jazz concerts, Movies in the Park, Pet Parade, Art in the Park, Spirit Run and other seasonal events.
Shopping and Dining Adventures
Broadway’s landmark arch welcomes its visitors to a mecca of fine dining hotspots, unique boutiques and mom-and-pop stores offering anything from jewelry and toys to candy and health foods. Burlingame Avenue, on the other hand, is a larger-scale famed destination favored by retailers and restaurateurs who have been charmed by Burlingame’s small-town allure, along with its convenient location. One can dine, shop or simply stroll along the pedestrian-friendly street, or sit in an outdoor café and enjoy some people-watching with a warm cup of coffee in hand.
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Superb Sports and Educational Facilities
Burlingame also offers an excellent education that’s built around a prestigious setting, yet still brimming with neighborly qualities. Exceptional schools include Franklin, Lincoln, Roosevelt, McKinley, Washington and Hoover Elementary Schools, Burlingame Intermediate School, and Burlingame High School. Academics are accompanied by a rigorous athletics program, as exemplified by the wide array of sporting facilities available for the neighborhood’s use.
Burlingame High School is home to a state-of-the-art aquatic center. The Burlingame Aquatics Club offers aquatics programming for the entire community. Anyone can sign up for swim lessons, open swim, and aqua aerobics. Masters and competitive youth programs for both swimming and water polo are also available. Other sports facilities include a seven-lane track, two gymnasiums, eight tennis courts, and five soccer, football, and baseball fields.