San Francisco County Neighborhoods
Jordan Park/Lake Street/Laurel Heights/Richmond/Sea
Cliff (District 1)
Jordan Park is on of the most favored neighborhoods in
San Francisco. It is next door to Pacific Heights and consists of mostly
single family homes. Most of the properties in Jordan Park
are single family homes. Good transportation and the Laurel
Village shopping center are nearby.
The Lake Street area borders the Presidio, Arguello Blvd.,
Sea Cliff, and California Street. The home styles range from single
family residences to flats and apartments. The homes are Edwardian,
Marina-style homes and apartments. Nearby Mountain Lake Park has
tennis courts, a children's playground and a duck pond.
The Laurel Heights area has more apartment buildings then
homes. Larger homes occupy the area closer to the Presidio and some enjoy
bay views. Fine antiques, furniture, and home accessory shops line
Sacramento Street is a favorite area for locals to shop. Many
one-of-a-kind boutiques share the neighborhood with Victorian homes.
The Richmond is a solid middle-class area with a
diverse ethnic population. Large single family homes, flats and
condominiums built around 1900-1940. Golden Gate Park is in your
"backyard" allowing you to enjoy its many recreational and
Single family mansions occupying Sea Cliff along the
coast have well manicured gardens and lawns. Sea Cliff borders Lincoln
Park and the Richmond District.
Golden Gate Heights/Parkside/Sunset (District 2)
Golden Gate Heights is sits on a 725 foot high
bluff. Retaining walls are seen everywhere in this neighborhood
along with views of the ocean and steep streets.
Parkside is parallel to Pine Lake Park and Stern Grove
and is mostly single family residences.
The Sunset district is bound by
Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Zoo, and the Pacific Ocean. Lake
Merced and Stern Grove are also in this area. The Sunset area
is an easy downtown commute with buses and street cars available. In
the 1940's thousands of affordable homes were built for the returning GIs.
The Golden Gate park includes the
Japanese Tea Garden, Music Concourse, the California Academy of Sciences
just to name of few of the famous attractions.
Shore/Merced Heights/Merced Manor/Oceanview/Pine Lake Park/Stonestown
Ingleside Terrace receives more sun than the rest of San Francisco and
has good views of San Bruno Mountain and Mt. Davidson. Nearby are San
Francisco State University, Stonestown Shopping Center and Lake Merced.
Lots of the homes in this area are single-family homes and built
between 1900 and 1940. Shops and restaurants on nearby on Ocean
Lake Shore was the last neighborhood in the city to be developed. This
area includes San Francisco State University, Lake Merced, two golf
courses and Stonestown shopping plaza. This area has mostly
apartment housing but there are also areas of condos and single family
Lake Merced is located near San Francisco State
University and is the largest planned community in San Francisco.
The Stonestown Mall offers services including restaurants, department
stores, large chain stores, banks and a grocery store.
Balboa Terrace/Diamond Heights/Forest Hill/Forest
Knolls/Ingleside Terrace/Midtown Terrace/Miraloma Park/Monterey
Heights/Sherwood Forest/St. Francis Wood/Sunnyside/West Portal/Westwood
Highlands/Westwood Park (District 4)
Forest Hill is located west of Twin Peaks, between
Midtown Terrace, Forest Knolls and the West Portal area, close to St.
Francis Wood. This is a predominantly wealthy neighborhood with
large homes and well maintained yards and streets.
St. Francis Wood is an elite tract of homes on the
southwest side of San Francisco. Lovely landscaping along curved streets
are lined with large scale homes.
Ashbury Heights/Buena Vista Park/Clarendon/Cole
Valley/Corona Heights/Duboce Triangle/Dolores Heights/Eureka Valley/Glen
Park/Haight Ashbury/Mission Dolores/Noe Valley/Parnassus Heights/Twin
Peaks (District 5)
Noe Valley is centered at Church and 24th streets and
is a nice residential neighborhood. Neighborhood coffee/bagel shops
are filled on any sunny weekend morning.
Here you will find renovated Victorians, flats and
apartments. One of the features that adds to these areas is being
near wooded areas like Golden Gate Park.
Alamo Square/Anza Vista/Hayes Valley/Lower Pacific
Heights/North Panhandle/Western Addition (District 6)
Alamo Square is known for its picture perfect row of
colorful Victorians. This popular four blocks also contains a park and a
Anza Vista is a quiet neighborhood developed during the
1930's and 1940's. There are homes, flats, and apartments.
Hayes Valley is located downtown. Over the years this
had been a declining area. When the 1989 earthquake weakened Highway
101 and it was dismantled, Hayes Valley emerged a changed area.
The Western Addition area includes hundreds of
Victorian homes. Many of the Victorians have been restored. Homes and
apartments on the northern border of the Western Addition blend into
Presidio/Pacific Heights/Marina/Presidio Heights/Cow
Hollow (District 7)
The Palace of Fine Arts, flying a kite in Marina Green, eating cracked
crap on Fisherman’s Warf, watching the sea lions on Pier 39, the Golden
Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Ghirardelli Square, the Cannery and the Presidio
– this is San Francisco! District 7 combines the Marina, Pacific
Heights, Presidio Heights and Cow Hollow.
Here you can find Victorians or brand new homes, condos and flats, and
apartments. Well-to-do young professionals favor this area. Prices for
homes are on the upscale side.
There are many restaurants and popular bars in the area but you can
also sit by the marina and watch the seagulls soar over the area while
eating a sandwich you picked up at the Marina Safeway. Park your car along
the Marina and then start the trek to Pier 39 on a warm summer day. There
are many places to stop in Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery or Fisherman’s
Warf for lunch. Just enjoy people watching while walking or jogging.
There are many mansions in the Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights.
Some of these stately homes are foreign consulates, some belong to
celebrities, but all enjoy location, location, location. The views can be
breathtaking from here.
Chinatown/Civic Center/Downtown/Financial District/Nob
Hill/North Beach/North Waterfront/Russian Hill/Telegraph Hill (District 8)
The center of Chinatown is Grant Avenue which contains many shops and restaurants serving
locals and tourists alike. You can walk down the alleyways and see
fortune cookie factory, a Buddhist temple, or site and enjoy a dim sum
lunch or a cup of tea.
Coffee houses and jazz clubs were very popular in the
1950's throughout North Beach. This was the home to the
"Beatnik" generation and many people come to visit the famous
area and the jazz continues to this date hosted by the San Francisco Jazz
Festival every fall. Grant Avenue in North Beach hosts the annual
Street Fair the 3rd weekend of June.
The "crookedist street" in the world is part of
the area on Russian Hill. Lombard street, with its switch backs and step incline, is
world famous and many a tourist attempts to drive or walk down this famous
street. The shops, restaurants, and cafes along Upper Polk Street
cater to modern bohemians.
Luxury hotels and a Gothic cathedral were built after the
1906 earthquake and create an opulence of days gone by. Nob Hill has
world class hotels including the Mark Hopkins.
The "Financial District" is located down Montgomery Street
and is referred to as the "Wall Street
of the West". High rises pack the area and create
Union Square is the heart of downtown San Francisco. Flowerbeds,
lawns and park benches make up the square. The streets surrounding
the square are filled with theaters (Geary Street), the world's most
prestigious shops (Post and Stockton Streets), high end fashion houses
(Maiden Lane), department stores and hotels.
Bernel Heights/Inner Mission/Mission/Mission Bay/Potrero
Hill/South Beach/South of Market (SOMA) (District 9)
Bernal Heights has smaller lots and diverse
architecture. By San Francisco standards, it is possible to find a
good price for a home here.
South Beach was once an industrial area. Large complexes
have been developed for residential use since the removal of the
Potrero Hill is a neighborhood with well-maintained,
established homes as well as some new construction. There are also homes
that need updating and loft style buildings.
SOMA was once almost all commercial and industrial until
the home prices in the area were completely out of reach of many
buyers. Industrial space was converted into lofts and
restaurants. Now new office towers, warehouses and other businesses
dominate the area. Housing in this area is in the moderately priced category.
Bay View/Bay View Heights/Crocker
Amazon/Excelisior/Hunters Point/Mission Terrace/Outer
Mission/Portola/Silver Terrace/Visitation Valley (District 10)
The Bay View neighborhood is near the Navy Yard and
Candlestick(3 Com) Park. There are single-family homes, apartments and
Crocker Amazon neighborhood is well a well maintained area
for the most part. It sits between Amazon and Crocker Avenues,
Mission Street and McLaren Park.
Excelsior borders McLaren Park on the east and Portola
District on the north. Mostly single family homes in this area built
50 years or more ago. There are also apartments, duplexes and public
housing available. Excelsior is near highways 101 and 280, close to
the BART station, and a short bus ride downtown.