Burlingame, California 

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+10.6% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

358.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.5 / 7.4

summer / winter

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Burlingame, CA is a city in San Mateo County on the San Francisco Peninsula. With a population of about 30,000 residents, Burlingame offers a charming downtown area with plenty of shops and restaurants. It also boasts some stunning views of San Francisco Bay and easy access to transportation systems. Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
Zip Codes: 94010
Cost of Living: 258.4% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

Year round climate
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Arts & culture
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What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


The unemployment rate in Burlingame is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Burlingame jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Burlingame's cost of living is 258.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Burlingame's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Burlingame, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, San Mateo county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 77.9% to 20.2%. More Voting Stats

Burlingame's population is 31,142 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 29.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Burlingame is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.6%.

Burlingame public schools spend $12,860 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.8 students per teacher in Burlingame. More Education

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Housing Market in Burlingame

It's a good time to buy in Burlingame. Home Appreciation is up 8.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Burlingame is .

Reviews for Burlingame   4 Reviews
convenient to Silicon Valley but kind of vapid, no - 2/16/2010
Burlingame is about half way between Silicon Valley and SF. It is a narrow piece of land stuck between 101 and the mountain foothills. Whereas quality of life is... Read More

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Ouch - 11/16/2007
Even being in the top 5% earning bracket of the entire county, one needs to keep your head down and plow through. It is too easy to become obsesesed with the cost of... Read More

Very difficult to buy a home - 7/11/2006
If you are young and just starting out, this is not the city for you. A tiny condo can cost five hundred thousand in a decent area. I would not advise first time home... Read More

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