Many relocated to take advantage of the scenic views, pleasant climate and the potential for a lucrative investment as the area began to rapidly build up. During this time, Burlingame was largely established by the annexation of a number of old family estates, including William C. Ralston’s land (founder of the Bank of California), the Newland family development (who started the Burlingame Country Club), Rancho Buri Buri (previously known as Rancho Sanchez and later Easton) and the Darius Ogden Mills estate in 1954. While Burlingame was incorporated as early as 1908, it wasn’t until the 1920s that development picked up and grand homes on large plots of land started to characterize the community.
Burlingame—since its founding and to this day—is known as the City of Trees due to its over 18,000 trees city-wide. At the time of its incorporation, an ordinance was passed to ensure the protection of these trees indefinitely. Thus, when homes started going up, the trees, parks and eucalyptus groves were preserved, making Burlingame the lovely community it is today.
From Tudor-style to Spanish Ranch-inspired properties, Burlingame real estate offers a range of 100-year-old homes, as well as modern marvels, that will satisfy every homebuyer’s style. Lush gardens and lawns meet the eye everywhere you look, and the set-back lines make the arboreal streets appear even wider and provide more privacy and a truly serene atmosphere.
Over 100 years later, Burlingame has preserved the very qualities that attracted its first residents: stunning tree-lined streets and small-town living with easy access to San Francisco, stunning views of the Bay and historic architecture and charm.