Often referred to as the City of Trees, Burlingame is one of the premier towns on the Peninsula. Known for its high residential quality of life, excellent public school system, and walkability, it is an ideal place to raise a family. 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.