Meet Jeff Riddle: 4th Generation Burlingame Resident

Written by Raziel Ungar and posted in these categories: Intriguing People of Burlingame, Recent, Videos

Jeff Riddle represents all things that are great about Burlingame. He is from a fourth generation family, played baseball at Burlingame High School, and returned home to Burlingame after attending college at UCSD. He is now an entrepreneur and plans to eventually raise his family in Burlingame.

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Jeff Riddle, Burlingame Resident: I'm Jeff Riddle, I grew up here in Burlingame, fourth-generation. My grandmother, my Nana as we call her, she grew up about three blocks away from where I grew up. She went to the same elementary school as my youngest brother, Roosevelt, which reopened after I had already come through the system. What I love about Burlingame is everybody is really committed to their neighbors, committed to the community and getting involved. It's not uncommon to walk outside and to see four of five of your neighbors, and actually talk to them, versus many other places that I've been where people don't interact. It really is a major place for sprouting new businesses. You have the Valley, which is just 30 minutes south, and you've got San Francisco which is 20 minutes north. You're right in the heart of everything that's going on in the world, really, when it comes to entrepreneurship. This is a great, great community for kids growing up, especially in athletics. There are a lot of community programs that exist: music, arts and other things. But when it comes to the sports, everywhere you go, not only are there kids out in the street playing sports, but there's also green space. A lot of parks in this community, and that's an important aspect for really getting outside and exploring what being a kid is about and having fun and playing different games and things and such. I can feel comfortable with the schools and know that kids are gonna get a great education. I mean, I always say, why go to another community where you have to pay for private school? Take that money, that extra money that you're gonna put into private school, put it into your mortgage here in Burlingame and you get the same education for your kids. Plus the equity. So I think it's a good move altogether. If you like people, if you like interacting with people, if you like really nice people, this is a great place to be.

  • razielungar

    Jeff – you're the man!

  • Dena Shapiro

    Great Job Raziel! I forwarded on the website to a few on my old BHS folks! Good commentary Jeff!

  • Dena Shapiro

    Great Job Raziel! I forwarded on the website to a few on my old BHS folks! Good commentary Jeff!

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