From the beginning of Burlingame’s incorporation development was closely monitored. Zoning was enacted that clearly defined commercial and residential uses. Size and scale, as well architectural guidelines were imposed to preserve the small town charm of Burlingame for antiquity. After the 1906 Earthquake, Burlingame boomed, and the streets of Burlingame’s first neighborhoods filled with charming shingle craftsman homes with welcoming front porches and verandas and adorned with locally mined stone, manufactured brick, stained glass and whimsical weathervanes. Along the commercial part of Burlingame Avenue, exquisitely detailed buildings of the period were built. Burlingame boomed again in the 1920’s with the construction of period revival colonials, English Tudors, Spanish villas and other styles popular during that era. Decorative street lamps, rustic stone pillars, with names such as Poppy Hill remain to this day. With the rise of Silicon Valley and nearby biotech industry, Burlingame boomed again, attaining the status as one of the most desirable, and expensive towns, in the entire country. Still, it is the sense and power of community that identifies Burlingame. The scale of Burlingame lots and a welcoming inclusive culture encourage neighborliness and civic involvement.