The City of Burlingame is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, five minutes from San Francisco International Airport and easy visiting distance to San Francisco. Convenient Bay Area-wide access is provided by near-by bridges. The developed area of the city extends from the eastern slope of the coastal range to San Francisco Bay. Coyote Point Park at the southern City limits and the Bay Trail through Burlingame along the water’s edge provide access to water oriented and developed regional recreation opportunities, including sailing, wind surfing, swimming, children’s museum and meeting facilities. Development on Burlingame’s bay front is dotted with first class hotels which are oriented to San Francisco Bay and provide visitors and residents alike with vacation-style opportunities. Burlingame’s village style, kid-friendly downtown and nearby Washington Park are popular destinations on the Peninsula, easily accessible by foot, rail and car.
The City of Burlingame is a full-service, general law City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has approximately 195 full-time employees who deliver quality municipal services to its 28,000 citizens. The City of Burlingame prides itself on being an "Employer of Choice" and embraces a participative approach in managing the City and the Organization.