The City of Burlingame is a suburban city of approximately 28,000 people in San Mateo County, California, and is often referred to as the City of Trees. It is located on the San Francisco Peninsula and has a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay. The city is named after Anson Burlingame who was an attorney and a diplomat. Burlingame was settled by wealthy San Franciscans looking for a better climate.

The City of Burlingame celebrates its centennial on June 6, 2008, and is a council-manager form of government. Our elected officials serve staggered 4-year terms. The city has six commissions: Beautification, Civil Service, Library Board, Parks & Recreation, Planning, and Traffic, Safety & Parking.

Burlingame is known for its high residential quality of life. Industrial growth was spurred in the 1960s and 1970s by proximity to the San Francisco International Airport. The City of Burlingame has many beautiful hotels along the San Francisco Bayfront and is a significant vacation spot for people wishing to visit the San Francisco Bay Area. Burlingame offers some of the finest dining in the Bay Area, as well as first-class shopping.

The City of Burlingame is not only a great place to live, it is also a great place to own and operate your own business. From its shopping districts around Broadway and Burlingame Avenue and Burlingame Plaza on the north end, to the industrial areas along Rollins Road, office complexes on the east side and Burlingame’s Auto Row, the opportunities for business owners abound. The City Council’s commitment to business is exemplified by the creation of a new Economic Development Specialist position to help support new and existing businesses.


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Burlingame Chamber of Commerce

290 California Drive

Burlingame, CA 94010-4117

650.344 1735

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Population in July 2008: 27,706. Population change since 2000: -1.6%

Males: 13,238 (47.8%)

Females: 14,468 (52.2%)

Median resident age: 38.4 years

California median age: 33.3 years

Zip codes: 94010, 94011, 94012.

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Estimated median household income in 2008: $82,396 (it was $68,526 in 2000)

Burlingame: $82,396

California: $61,021

Estimated per capita income in 2008: $53,709

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $1,199,874 (it was $658,000 in 2000)

Burlingame: $1,199,874

California: $467,000

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $1,298,520; Detached houses: $1,363,563; Townhouses or other attached units: $1,384,525; In 2-unit structures: $877,858; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $993,801; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $679,135

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