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120 Apartments for rent in Burlingame, CA

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Last updated March 20 at 7:05am UTC
1500 Newlands Ave Apt 203
Burlingame Park
Burlingame, CA
Updated March 17 at 11:04am UTC
1 Bedroom
420 N Bayshore Blvd
San Mateo, CA
Updated March 6 at 11:22am UTC
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839 Highland AVE 6
Northwest Heights
San Mateo, CA
Updated February 15 at 6:53pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
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1422 Floribunda Ave. 2
Downtown Burlingame
Burlingame, CA
Updated March 15 at 5:51pm UTC
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500 Almer RD 105
Downtown Burlingame
Burlingame, CA
Updated March 1 at 9:39am UTC
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Get Cozy

The weather here is worth remarking upon. Northern California can really range when it comes to climate, especially in places like Sausalito and San Francisco. But Burlingame enjoys sunny days and temperate climates with just a touch of humidity from the bay it butts up against. Sure, the rainy season can be a wash (get it?!) but thats why there are so many lush trees and green spaces. Its gotta come from somewhere.


The only real downside to Burlingame and its many treasures is the cost of living. But you knew any place with charming homes, easy access to a major city, airport and sea, and fine weather was gonna be pricey, right? Luckily, renters don't feel the squeeze like owners do, and there are options all over the city from which to choose, including those historic homes.

There are oodles of independent shops and restaurants featuring a broad variety of cultures and cuisines. Public transportation is relatively close by (you'll have to drive into next door Millbrae to hop the BART, but close by Cal-Train runs on the weekends).


There are roughly 13 neighborhoods in Burlingame, but here is a selection of the most popular areas to consider. None of them are bad choices, fantastically, but some do offer unique amenities that suit different types.

Mills Estates/Burlingame Hills: These are actually two neighborhoods, but they're roughly equivalent (and next to each other). With great vacancy rates.

Ingold-Milldale: Just one neighborhood, and its definitely on the cheaper end for this area. But that doesn't mean it suffers from any deficit. Its especially walkable, has a historic section and is right on the water for that nautical feel. Low vacancy rate means you need to plan ahead, though.

Easton Addition: This is a place for owners, mostly. It's pedestrian friendly with many gorgeous historic homes.

Oak Grover Manor: This place has gobs of studios and one-bedroom apartments. Its also on the water, which means its walkable and historic, too. Low vacancy rates, like 2.5 percent, so plan to search for at least two months.

Burlingame Terrace: Another reasonably priced area, but its got a high vacancy rate for those getting frustrated, and it has all those nice older homes and nearby amenities you like.

Downtown: This is the cheapest area. Need a studio or one bedroom apartment? There are more here than nearly anywhere, in high rise buildings that make up the whole of the district. Plus, a short commute and high vacancies!

Burlingame is undeniably a fabulous place to park for a few years or a lifetime. Its lovely, with Eucalyptus trees, fine weather and that charming seaside atmosphere the bay area is known for. Though vacancy can be a problem in some areas, thats really the only issue. Head on over to Burlingame and check it out for yourself!

Rent Report

March 2018 Burlingame Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Burlingame Rent Report. Burlingame rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Burlingame rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Burlingame rents held steady over the past month

Burlingame rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 3.6% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Burlingame stand at $2,650 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,330 for a two-bedroom. Burlingame's year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 3.6%, but exceeds the national average of 2.3%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Burlingame, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,260; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 4.6% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 4.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,540, while one-bedrooms go for $2,020.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,270; rents grew 1.3% over the past month and 2.2% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Burlingame

As rents have increased moderately in Burlingame, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Burlingame is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 3.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.8% in Los Angeles, 3.1% in San Diego, and 3.1% in San Jose.
  • Burlingame's median two-bedroom rent of $3,330 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 3.6% rise in Burlingame.
  • While Burlingame's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.1%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Burlingame than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Burlingame is more than three times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Francisco $2,420 $3,040 1.1% 1.0%
Oakland $1,800 $2,260 4.6% 5.8%
Fremont $2,870 $3,600 0.5% 4.1%
Hayward $2,230 $2,800 0.1% 1.8%
Concord $2,370 $2,980 2.8% 3.2%
Berkeley $2,020 $2,540 -2.0% -4.9%
Richmond $2,090 $2,620 0.8% 5.9%
Antioch $2,850 $3,580 0.4% 4.4%
Daly City $2,420 $3,040 0.2% 2.1%
San Mateo $3,400 $4,270 1.3% 2.2%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.