Steve Droz Focuses On A Better Home Buying & Selling Experience

Steve Droz enjoys bringing a unique point of view to the high-stakes world of Bay Area real estate. He has a long record of successfully identifying ways to streamline the buying-and-selling process, anticipating his clients’ needs, and constantly improving their results. Steve proudly offers comprehensive, first-hand knowledge of Peninsula cities and specializes in applying his market expertise to every real estate transaction.

Living where he does, Steve is aware of the importance of staying current in today’s real estate world and has a special focus on emphasizing technology in his business practices. He leverages social media in a sophisticated way, using Facebook and Instagram, as well as his website and LinkedIn, to create strong networks and to connect with clients on a personal level.

Burlingame Overview

Burlingame, California, contains all the charm of a small town but with the offerings of a world-class city. Its significant shoreline on the San Francisco Bay , as well as its numerous eucalyptus groves, walkable downtown area, and excellent public school system, makes the city an excellent place to live and work. It’s not surprising that Burlingame is also known for its lush and verdant scenery; the self-proclaimed “City of Trees” has over 18,000 public trees protected by a 1908 ordinance “prohibiting cutting, injuring, or destroying trees”. The warm, dry summers average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F, which classifies it as a warm-summer Mediterranean climate.

Burlingame’s diverse economy makes it a great location for young professionals looking to move to the Bay area. The city has attracted a number of biotechnology companies, including: Annai Systems, Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Pulse Biosciences, Vector Labs, and more. Due to Burlingame’s prime location to Silicon Valley and San Francisco, a number of tech companies have also made the city their home.

Parks and Recreation

  • Burlingame offers an abundance of recreation options:


  • For families, the city is served by the

    San Mateo Union High School District

    and the Burlingame School District. The

    Burlingame School District has consistently ranked among the best in the state with ratings of 9 or 10 according to the Base Academic Performance Index (API) Scores from the California Department of Education.

Public Safety

The Burlingame Police Department is a full-service, community-oriented department, working to ensure safety by having access to an array of public safety resources to protect and serve Burlingame’s residents and visitors.

Burlingame fire services are provided by Central County Fire Department.

Things To Do In Burlingame

Local cuisine, greenery and parks, live music, candy shops, and museums all await newcomers to Burlingame. Tucked away along San Francisco Bay is the

Shorebird Sanctuary, a great place to sightsee the variety of species of migratory birds that travel through the area each year. The sanctuary was founded by Luanna Hammett in 1973 at the mouth of Mills Creek, located in Mills Canyon Park in the scenic foothills of Burlingame. Once you stop by the sanctuary, continue on the Mills Canyon Nature Area Trail Loop, a 1.5-mile trail that is accessible year-round.

Ruth Waters is the founder and working artist behind the Peninsula Museum of Art. She dreamed of opening a cultural art center away from San Francisco that was easily accessible to area locals and hosted a variety of artists from different cultures and backgrounds. The museum started in a small space in 2003 but has since moved to make room for its diverse list of traveling exhibits. Their mission to “engage and inspire our local community with art shows, education, and programs” includes showcasing artists from the Greater Bay Area, free admission, community involvement, and art classes and workshops for adults and children.

Visitors might be surprised to find that Burlingame is host to many candies and chocolate companies. Newcomers will want to visit the

It’s-It ice cream factory and store, a 1928 staple of the Bay area. It’s-It’s delicious sugary ice cream sandwiches have been featured in Bon Appétit Magazine, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Food Network’s “Unwrapped”. If ice cream isn’t your thing, the city is also home to Guittard Chocolate, See’s Candies, and a variety of family-owned candy stores.

Burlingame Neighborhoods

The Burlingame Gardens neighborhood offers some of the most affordable smaller entry-level homes located in Burlingame, ranging from $1.6M to $3.25M. Burlingame Gardens provides easy access to Highway 101 while being in close proximity to the stores and restaurants on Broadway. Within walking distance of Burlingame Gardens is Burlingame Highschool, Burlingame Intermediate School, and McKinley Elementary.

Offering well-priced homes, condominiums, and townhouses, Burlingame Grove can be found west of El Camino Real. Homes in this neighborhood range from $1.4M to $4.0M and condo/townhouses range from $800K to $1.3M. Taking a stroll through Burlingame Grove, you will notice the charming streets that are framed by beautiful trees. Burlingame Grove also offers convenient access to the restaurants and stores on Broadway.

If you are looking for a more upscale neighborhood populated with secluded properties on larger lots, with picturesque and wooded views, then the Burlingame Hills neighborhood is the place for you. With single-family homes ranging from $2.2M to $5.9M, the Burlingame Hills prices are a little lower than those of the Easton Addition neighborhood, due to its proximity to El Camino Real. Located close to Highway 280, this makes the Burlingame Hills neighborhood very beneficial when commuting to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. While Burlingame High School may not be within walking distance of the Burlingame Hills, Hoover Elementary School serves the neighborhood. 

Being the home to some of the most sought-after real estate in Burlingame, homes in the Burlingame Park neighborhood rarely come up for sale here due to their desirability. Burlingame Park real estate consists of a majority of classic homes on large lots, with a row of condominiums lying on the eastern borders of the neighborhood. Prices for homes in Burlingame Park range from $2.5M to $6.8M, while prices for the neighborhood condominiums range from $660K to $2.0M. Burlingame Park offers easy access to the assortment of boutiques and restaurants that are located on Burlingame Avenue. Within a 15-minute walking distance of Burlingame High School, the neighborhood is also served by Burlingame Intermediate School and Washington Elementary School. 

Known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Burlingame, the Burlingame Terrace neighborhood has some of the most charming properties which offer an array of architectural designs. Located between Broadway and Burlingame Avenue, the Burlingame Terrace neighborhood is situated in one of the most convenient locations in Burlingame. Homes in this neighborhood are well-priced, ranging from $1.5M to $4.4M. McKinley Elementary School is centrally located within this neighborhood, with Burlingame High School remaining within walking distance, 

Located in North Burlingame, the Burlingame Village neighborhood offers smaller homes, ideal for entry-level buyers, with prices ranging from $1.6M to $2.4M. While it may not be within walking distance to Burlingame’s shops and restaurants, the neighborhood surrounds Village Park, which offers a playground, basketball court, and preschool. Are you a fan of chocolate? The sweet smell of chocolate fills the neighborhood's air, due to the nearby Guittard Chocolate Company. 

The neighborhood of Dowtown Burlingame offers a great price point for an entry-level buyer or someone who is looking to downsize to a smaller property. The Downtown Burlingame neighborhood consists largely of apartments and condominiums, with prices ranging from $715K to $2.3M. The Downtown Burlingame neighborhood is located non-other than Downtown Burlingame, within a 5-minute driving range of Burlingame High School and accessibility to the Cal Train Station. 

The Easton Addition neighborhood is considered one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Burlingame, consisting of both classic and contemporary homes, and offering a variety of architectural styles: American, Colonial, Craftsman, and Victorian. Single-family homes in the Easton Addition range from $1.9M to $5.0M, while the range for townhomes and condominiums ranges from $750K to $1.08M. The elegance of the neighborhood will allow you easy access to the Burlingame Library and just a short drive to the Burlingame Caltrain Station. 

South of Burlingables is one of the more affordable Burlingame neighborhoods, Lyon-Hoag. Real estate in the Lyon-Hoag neighborhood offers an assortment of architectural styles and ranges from $1.6M to $5.0M. One of the most notable features of Lyon-Hoag are its well-manicured and wide streets, which you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Burlingame. Lyon-Hoag is within a walkable proximity of Burlingame Avenue and Burlingame High School, while also being a short drive from the local Washington Elementary School.

If you are looking to shoot big in your search for a new home, then the Mills Estates neighborhood is the place for you, offering open floorplans, larger square footage, and larger lots. With a majority of the homes being built in the 1960s, Mills Estates' homes consist of contemporary and midcentury modern designs. Pricing for the neighborhood's homes ranges from $2.35M to $5.27M. While the Mills Estates neighborhood is quite a distance from Burlingame Avenue and Broadway, residents have easy access to Highway 280. Leading you more toward Millbrae, Mills High School is a 5-minute drive from the neighborhood, while Burlingame High School is a 10-minute drive.

Consisting largely of high-value, mid-sized homes, the Oak Grove Manor neighborhood is a family-friendly neighborhood, known for its tree-lined streets and walkability to the many shops and restaurants on Burlingame Avenue. The neighborhood's mid-sized homes range from 1,200 to 1,900 square feet. Common features that can be seen through the homes in this neighborhood are the attached garages and spacious yards. The prices of these homes range from $1.9M to $3.63M. 

The Ray Park neighborhood consists of newer construction, with mid to upper-level prices, ranging from $1.97M to $4.0M. Ray Park offers a lush leafy-green setting, while also being a well-located neighborhood with easy access to the Burlingame Plaza, BART, Highway 280, and El Camino Real. For homebuyers who are looking to be close to a medical facility, then have no fear because the Ray Park neighborhood is the home of the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center which offers 24-hour emergency care.

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