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Burlingame is a city in San Mateo County of the state of California. It is located on the San Francisco Peninsula. It has a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay. An early suburb of San Francisco, the city is named after diplomat Anson Burlingame. In the 1960s its proximity to the San Francisco International Airport generated the growth of airline support services. This in turn led to an increase in population.
Burlingame is known as the “City of Trees” due to the number of trees within the city. In 1908, the city’s board of trustees passed an ordinance “prohibiting cutting, injuring, or destroying trees”. Most residential properties have trees owned and protected by the city on their public right of way. In addition the city has many parks and Eucalyptus groves that add to the overall tree numbers. The Eucalyptus groves are west of the city on Interstate 280 and grow along many city streets. The heritage Jules Francard Grove and many smaller streets are lined with these trees. Washington Park, with Burlingame Avenue at its southern edge, Burlingame High School at its northern edge, and the Caltrain line at its western edge is the oldest park in Burlingame. It was originally part of the estate of millionaire cigar retailer Moses A. Gunst. Some of the existing large trees within the park now were part of this estate.
The city is very well connected to the rest of the cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Four different highways pass through it: Highway 101 runs near the bay and connects San Jose to San Francisco and all the cities in-between; Highway 82, also known as El Camino Real, follows a parallel course; Highway 35 and Interstate 280.