@manch I agree with your edits on the list.
However, I’d like to add that while most (certainly me) would pick Palo Alto over Cupertino, I think most would also pick Burlingame over Millbrae. The caveat being similar houses… e.g. Burlingame hills vs. Millbrae hills.
The decision to choose, say, small house in Burlingame flatland vs. nice house in Millbrae hills… or small house in Millbrae flatland vs. nice house in San Bruno hills… is more challenging. It really comes down to personal preference here, e.g. do you prefer a small base model BMW/Audi or a fully loaded Honda/Toyota?