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What should you know about Burlingame, California if you decided to move?

1. Geography

The suburban City of Burlingame, with approximately 28,000 people, is located in San Mateo County, on the San Francisco Peninsula. The city has in fact, a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay.
Its total area encompasses 6.1 square miles; 4.4 square miles of it is land, and 1.7 square miles of it (27.25%) is water.

1.a Climate

The nearby hills protect Burlingame from strong winds and heavy fogs, that’s why the city’s climate is considered temperate, and some people even describe it as “Mediterranean.” Temperatures range from 54 degrees to 82 degrees in July, and from 39 degrees to 57 degrees in January.
From April through October the weather is mostly sunny, and it usually rains between November and March, but just eighty percent of the average annual rainfall (about 20 inches).
The “Indian summer”, with clear skies and sometimes high temperatures, takes place during the months of September and October.
Snow is very rare in the area, but 200 miles away in Lake Tahoe, there’s plenty snow to enjoy.

2. Economy

The most common industries in Burlingame by number of employees are Professional, Scientific, Information, Tech Services, Healthcare & Social Assistance, as well as Wholesale trade.
Compared to other census designated places, the city has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, and Tech Services.
Top employers in the community are: Mills Peninsula Health Services, San Francisco Airport Marriot, Flying Food Group, Lufthansa Service Holdings Group Sky Chefs Inc, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame School District, Guittard Chocolate Co, American Medical Response, Putnam Auto, Lohlouh Inc, and Virgin America.
Other companies with headquarters in the Burlingame include: Zecco.com (the online discount brokerage), The United States division of Natsume (a video game company), and China Airlines. Previously, all Nippon Airways had its San Francisco Office in the city.

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3. Education

There are approximately nineteen preschools in Burlingame, among them: A Child’s Way, Palcare, Stepping Stone, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Bridge Point Academy, Burlingame Montessori, St. Paul’s Co-Op Nursery School, Learning Links, Morning Glory Montessori, Sunshine Family Child Care, United Methodist Co-Op Nursery School, Toddler Room, Kiddie Lab, First Presbyterian School, and Tout About Toys.
San Mateo Union High School District operates the only high school in the city: Burlingame High School, while the Burlingame School District operates Burlingame Intermediate School (the city’s sole public middle school), and several elementary schools, including; Franklin Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Washington Elementary, and Hoover Elementary.
Four public elementary schools in Burlingame (Roosevelt, Washington, Franklin, and Lincoln) obtained high scores according to the 2009 Base Academic Performance Index (API).
Mercy High School, located in the prestigious Kohl Mansion (which is a Historic Landmark), is the only private Catholic all-girls high school in the city. It was founded in 1931 by the Sisters of Mercy.
Other private institutions in the community are: Our Lady of Angels School and St. Catherine of Siena School.

3.a Library

Burlingame Library and a secondary location on Easton Drive are both operated by the Peninsula Library System, the library authority for the county.
The Burlingame Public Library provides exhibit facilities including gallery space, glass exhibit cases and a public community bulletin board, for community groups, agencies and organizations.
The Main Library and the Easton branch have 5 print release stations, computers, Wife available throughout the entire building on all floors; copiers, scanning, microfilm reader and a change machine.

4. Government

According to the official site of the City of Burlingame, the City Council’s main goals are:

• Ensure that Burlingame is an attractive, safe and resilient community that honors its history and community character.
• Sustain long-term financial strength with increased and diverse revenue sources.
• Enhance Burlingame’s downtown and commercial districts.
• Maintain and enhance Burlingame’s high quality services that meet the needs of the community.
• Strive to promote more environmentally sustainable policies and outcomes.

In the California State Legislature, Burlingame is in the 13th Senate District, represented by Democrat Jerry Hill, and in the 22nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Kevin Mullin.
In the United States House of Representatives, Burlingame is in California’s 14th congressional district, represented by Democrat Jackie Speier.

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5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

Four highways serve the community: Highway 101 runs near the bay, going to San Francisco from San Jose; Highway 82 (known as El Camino Real) follows a parallel course; and Highway 35 connects with Interstate 280.
Caltrain has been providing transportation in Burlingame since, while Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has its final stop just north of the community in Millbrae. BART’s tracks are within the city limits.
Bus transportation is offered by SamTrans.
Free shuttles and trolleys that serve the city include: the Burlingame Bayside Area Shuttle, the Burlingame North – BART – Caltrain shuttles, the Burlingame Trolley and Red Line Trolley.
These shuttles are funded by the City of Burlingame, Peninsula Joint Powers Board, San Mateo Transit District, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, Downtown Burlingame Business Association, and the Broadway Improvement District. There is no charge for the use of the shuttle services.
Burlingame Bayside Area Shuttle provides transportation during the morning and evening commute hours throughout the week, from the Millbrae Intermodal Station to Burlingame businesses. The shuttle stops in Rollins Road, Bayshore Highway and Airport Boulevard.
Burlingame Trolley serves Burlingame Avenue, Broadway shopping areas and the Airport Hotels, seven days a week.
The Red Line Trolley offers transport from the SSF and Millbrae hotels, to the Broadway and Downtown Burlingame shopping areas.
In case of suspending the weekday train service at the Broadway station, the Caltrain Broadway – Millbrae Shuttle – Caltrain provides a free non-stop shuttle service between the Broadway and Millbrae stations.
You will find printed schedules at the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, at the hotels, and on the shuttles.
Nearby airports include: San Francisco International Airport – SFO, San Jose International Airport – SJC, and Oakland International Airport – OAK

5.b Utilities

The City of Burlingame contracts with Recology San Mateo County for recycling, compost and Garbage collection services for residents and businesses in the RethinkWaste service area.

PG & E supplies electricity and gas, while Recycle Works provides recycling services.
The City of Burlingame supplies fresh water to the community.
Cable and Internet providers (that have been using a variety of wired technologies including cable and DSL) are: XFINITY from Comcast, AT&T U-verse, Raw Bandwidth Communications, and Wave Broadband.

6. Point of Interest

Burlingame is an ideal venue for shopping, dining and entertainment. One of the liveliest areas is Downtown Burlingame Avenue, a pedestrian-friendly district with a large selection of independent emporiums as well as outlets for national chains, designer names, and restaurants.
The area offers more places to explore on the Avenue’s side streets between Howard and Chapin Avenues.
Broadway district, a quieter shopping area, has a variety of restaurants and mom-and-pop stores (reminiscent of the Fifties). This section is located between California Drive and El Camino.
Burlingame Plaza, located on El Camino in the northernmost part of the city between Trousdale and Murchison Drives, has small stores, a drug store, a supermarket and various service providers.
The easternmost border of the city, along San Francisco Bay, is known as “Hotel Row”: the ultimate place for fine dining inside of large hotels, as well as dozens of other restaurants.
Hotel Row is located parallel to Highway 101, on Bayshore and Airport Boulevards.
The Burlingame Aquatic Center on the BHS campus, offers swim lessons, lap swim, recreational swim, special events, and pool rentals.
Village Park, situated at 1535 California Dr, is home to the City’s newly renovated Pre-School. The Park features picnic tables, restrooms, soccer, baseball, and basketball fields, as well as playgrounds for children. BBQ’s are not provided, but renters can bring their own grillers.
Burlingame has many other parks, some even with a tennis course, including Laguna Park, Pershing Park, Paloma Playground and Washington Park.
Shorebird Sanctuary – Natural Marsh serves as a sanctuary to 10-15 species of migratory birds, while the Mills Canyon Wildlife Area protects plant and animal species native to the Coastal Foothills. The zone features a hiking trail with great views of the Canyon.

Conclusion

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