The Mills Estates neighborhood in Burlingame is considered to be one of the more modern neighborhoods within the area. For this reason, you’ll find a wonderful mix of single-level ranch style houses, well-preserved Eichler homes, and even a few designed by the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright resting along the beautiful tree-lined streets. Several of these homes were designed in the 1950s and 1960s and are known for having stylish indoor atriums and spacious open floor plans.
Of the newer homes built since then, many resembling opulent estates, can be found near Mills Canyon Park. You'll find that several homes in Mills Estates have views of the Bay and SFO. The location of Mills Estates is very convenient for accessing 280, especially for those who work in San Francisco or off 280 in Silicon Valley.
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A haven for modernist design enthusiasts.
From shopping to fine dining, outdoor activities and after-dinner treats, there’s no shortage of things to do in Burlingame:
- For excellent shopping, head to local hot-spots like Jigsaw, Loft, Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Les Deux Copines, and Morning Glory. Home good stores include Sur La Table, Pottery Barn.
- Enjoy an afternoon at Mills Canyon or Washington Park.
- The wide range of restaurants offered in Burlingame makes it easy to refuel after daylong adventures. If you have your heart set on a romantic dinner for two, try IPrive, Stella Alpina, Rocca, Ecco, Il Fornaio,. If comfort food’s your thing, Alana’s Cafe, Crepevine, and Urban Bistro are great for for casual dining. For an around the world flare try Rasa Contemporary Indian, Straits, Mingalaba, and Rangoon Ruby.
- Finish off the day at Preston’s Candy, a sweet-tooth favorite that has made its signature treats and ice cream in the store for over 50 years.
Nicknamed the “City of Trees,” Burlingame is home to over 18,000 eucalyptuses, magnolias, and sycamores, all of which are protected against being cut, injured, or destroyed by a 1908 city mandate.
Small wonder, then, that Burlingame has received Tree City USA status from the National Arbor Day Foundation for over three decades.
When you take into consideration all that it has to offer — great schools, mild climate, easy commute access, arts and culture, and a variety of shopping, dining, and nightlife alternatives — Burlingame’s motto, “Great place to visit, a better place to live,” seems to fit perfectly.