Burlingame is a neighborhood in the San Francisco peninsula that has miles of shoreline and near perfect weather. It hugs the widest part of the San Francisco Bay. Both sunrises and sunsets can be seen here over the water. This neighborhood of 31,000 is truly a hidden gem.
Burlingame is in San Mateo County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Burlingame offers residents an urban suburban mix feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Burlingame and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Burlingame are highly rated.
A blanket of clouds usually coats the surrounding mountains, which cools the area. This is especially true for the western half of San Francisco, where it’s pretty cold and cloudy throughout the summer. Burlingame is located just south of where the clouds break and just north of where the summers get hot. It’s a climate sweet spot. Not a single month in Burlingame has an average temperature above 72 degrees. Cool, misty mornings are cleared and warmed as the sun rises. Throughout most of the year afternoon temperatures are in the 70s. When the sun falls the temperature drops. Evenings are crisp and pleasant, even during the peak of summer.
The scale of Burlingame lots and a welcoming inclusive culture encourage neighborliness and civic involvement. Throughout the year there are festivals and celebrations commemorating Burlingame's history and national holidays. Every year the Artzfest transforms Burlingame Avenue into a celebration of art, music, and food. In Washington Park, in the summer, there are Concerts in the Park, movies in the park, plus Shakespeare in park. The renown farmers market operates every weekend encouraging people to meet and mingle. Sponsored by the Humane society there is the annual Pets on Parade, with rescued animals offered for adoption. On Burlingame Avenue and Broadway, sidewalk cafes of every cuisine reach out and entice with their aromas and sounds.
Burlingame is a 10 minute drive to the San Francisco airport. You can watch the planes land over the Bay. There’s no humidity here, so there’s barely any bugs. It has easy access to city life, to silicon valley, the Pacific Ocean, the ancient redwood forests. The thing about spending time in Burlingame is, you just don’t really want to go anywhere else.
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