Burlingame is a peaceful Northeastern Kansas farming community with a population of 934 people, nestled in Northern Osage County.  We are a rural community with hometown values, hard work ethics and a friendly atmosphere.  Our small town lifestyle allows for a safe environment to live, raise children, build on your family’s future and retire.

Burlingame has a city library, museum, two parks, a swimming pool, local schools, community college and many businesses.  Not far away, you can find relaxing areas for fishing, hunting, golfing, camping and boating.

Founded in 1854, Burlingame is the oldest surviving city in the county.  By 1869 Burlingame served as the first link for the Santa Fe Railway from Topeka, Ks.  At the depot passengers from the railway connected with the Overland Stage on the Santa Fe Trail.  As you pass through the underpass on the east edge of town, you have reached the first point where the “Santa Fe Railway crosses the Santa Fe Trail.”  By the 1870’s, the area was also thriving in the coal mining industry.

So no matter if it’s for a day, a weekend or a lifetime, come stay with us and enjoy all that Burlingame has to offer.


Be it in a friendly wave or heart-warming smile, you will always know that you have come home!