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A+ Burlingame Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Burlingame Cost of Living Cost of living is 96% higher than California
275175% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Burlingame cost of living
C+ Burlingame Crime Total crime is 12% higher than California
Total crime
3,16223% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3223% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Burlingame crime
A Burlingame Employment Household income is 61% higher than California
Median household income
$102,44385% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$64,525116% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%33% lower than the US average
Burlingame employment
B Burlingame Housing Home value is 254% higher than California
Median home value
$1,447,400684% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,78989% higher than the US average
Home ownership
47%27% lower than the US average
Burlingame real estate or Burlingame rentals
A+ Burlingame Schools HS graduation rate is 18% higher than California
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
73%48% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
Burlingame K-12 schools

Living in Burlingame, CA

Located in the state of California, Burlingame is a moderately-sized city with a population of 30,118 residents. With a population density of 6,837 people per square mile, Burlingame is well above the nation's average density level. Burlingame has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 81% of the population is classified as married and 49% have kids.

Living in Burlingame can be a great experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Burlingame and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

The livability score in Burlingame is 81/100 and the city is ranked in the 94th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Burlingame could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Burlingame ranks better than 90% of all US cities! Based on the scores for each individual category, Burlingame has received high marks for amenities (A+), weather (B+), education (A+), employment (A) and housing (B). On a less positive note, Burlingame does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Burlingame on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Burlingame: Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, Crystal Springs Golf Club, and GoKart Racer.

Knowing that the Burlingame schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 73%, which is far higher than the national average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Burlingame apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Burlingame is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Burlingame come in at $1,447,400, which is 253.6% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Burlingame, the home price to income ratio is 14.1, which is 120.3% higher than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Burlingame will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Burlingame, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 15.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10%.

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Compare Burlingame, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Burlingame, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto8316.13,564
Crescent Park, Palo Alto8115.13,831
Duveneck-Saint Francis, Palo Alto8116.13,530
Professorville, Palo Alto8015.5811
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Jordan Jr Hgh School, Palo Alto8016.21,477
Inner Sunset, San Francisco7912.827,720
Barron Park, Palo Alto7917.54,098
Green Acres, Palo Alto79181,487

Best Cities Near Burlingame, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Costa, CA8932.9228
Los Altos, CA8621.230,238
Lafayette, CA8524.725,381
Mill Valley, CA8524.114,318
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hillsborough, CA842.311,312
Los Gatos, CA8433.530,491
Cupertino, CA8425.660,297
Contra Costa Centre, CA8428.76,190

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The City of Trees: Life in Burlingame

I've found my forever city in Burlingame, CA! I'm coming up on my 4th year living in Burlingame, and I couldn't be happier. We get great weather all year round, and are close to everything we could possibly need. Shopping in San Francisco is not far at all, and you are very close to the beautiful shoreline of the bay.

I relocated to Burlingame for work, and it has been great ever since. A lot of employment opportunities since you are so close to San Francisco. The home prices are high, so be prepared to also look for apartments or condos that might be a little easier on price. Overall, you get what you pay for when living in this city. Great school systems, relatively low crime, and amenities on every corner.

One of my favorite places to go since living here, is Stacks. Stacks is primarily a breakfast restaurant, which as you can guess from the name, focuses on pancakes. So if you love pancakes, and or breakfast food at all, you will definitely want to pay them a visit!
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