Discovery while shopping at Fresh and Easy, there is evidence that tech and other urban yuppies live on the coast.
From Mercury News/San Mateo Times 7/14/11. "Towns such as Palo Alto and Sunnyvale, in the heart of Silicon Valley, are traditionally associated with such firms, but Burlingame is drawing tech companies, too. John Ramey, the founder of isocket, said Burlingame's central location was a big advantage. "I was in an apartment in Mountain View when we took our venture capital funding," said Ramey, whose company is an advertising marketplace designed to make it easier to buy and sell ads online.
"When it was time to set up a company, I intentionally wanted to come to this area. Burlingame and San Mateo have been growing because it's a way to split the difference between San Francisco and Silicon Valley," he said. San Francisco is developing its own tech bubble and there is still a tech and social media boom in Silicon Valley, Ramey said. This has created a split culture between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, with some venture capitalists shutting down their Silicon Valley offices and moving to San Francisco. Burlingame is a compromise between the two locations, the difference between San Francisco and Silicon Valley," he said. Isocket's building, at 270 East Lane, is home to other startups, too.
Posted by Kathy Meeh