South of Burlingables and stretching into the city of San Mateo, sits Burlingame’s Lyon Hoag neighborhood. Much like its sister ‘hood Burlingables, Lyon Hoag is favored for its neatly-paved sidewalks, tree-lined streets and aesthetic charm. This rectangular-shaped area is approximately 0.4 square miles in size with Burlingame Avenue bordered to the north, East Lane to the west, Peninsula Avenue sitting south and N Amphelett Boulevard to the east along Highway 101. Its population size is slightly above 3,200.
More than one-third of the neighborhood was built before the 1940s. Although updated and restored over the years, popular styles from the past can still be found throughout many homes. Attractive bungalows complete with bay windows, spacious side driveways and separate garages line the residential streets.
Lyon Hoag is a neighborhood that appeals to a wide range of homebuyers. Its plethora of property types and values offer something for first time homeowners as well as long time residents looking to scale up. Areas close to the highway and/or busier streets like Peninsula Avenue feature an abundance of moderately priced homes. However, streets on the other side of town such as Howard Avenue are lined with recent renovations, Spanish estates and loftier prices.
Its pedestrian-friendly streets are often filled with those walking their dogs, jogging downtown or biking to the park. Stroll over to “the avenue” when you’re in the mood to shop, dine or just grab some coffee. Check out the menus at downtown favorites like La Boheme, Isobune Sushi, Alana’s Cafe, Straits Restaurant, Crepevine, Bonarda Restaurant & Bar and La Scala.
Lyon Hoag’s central location provides easy access to major freeways, shopping centers, schools and other large cities. In less than five minutes, you can jump on Highway 101 or a train at the Burlingame Railway Station -- something much appreciated by San Francisco and Silicon Valley commuters.