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San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco is an international, financial, and cultural center, a dynamic global city that is rich with diversity.

GROWN FROM THE RUINS OF THE FAMOUS EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE OF 1906 THAT DEVASTATED MOST OF THE ORIGINAL CITY, SAN FRANCISCO EMERGED ANEW WITH STUNNING ARCHITECTURE AND A SKYLINE THAT IS RECOGNIZABLE WORLDWIDE.

 

 

Renowned for its summer fog, steep rolling hills, striking architecture, and famed landmarks, San Francisco is a popular tourist destination to visitors from both home and abroad. They come to admire the grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge, wander Fisherman’s Wharf, shop at Union Square, ride on a cable car, or marvel at Lombard Street. But to those of us who live here, San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods, each exceptionally distinct.

From the mansions of Pacific Heights to the historic hotels of Nob Hill, from the rich Italian heritage of North Beach to the vibrant Latin culture of the Mission, San Francisco’s diverse mix of neighborhoods offers residents a unique living experience found nowhere else in the country.

San Francisco is home to more than 89 neighborhoods, each boasting its own distinctive qualities. The character of each area is a wonderful, exuberant part of the San Francisco experience. Each of these neighborhoods consists of residential districts served by a rich mixture of shops and restaurants, all linked by pedestrian-friendly streets and numerous public transportation options. Be it the family-friendly feel of Noe Valley or the bustling streets of Union Square, no two neighborhoods are alike and each is worth a closer look.

Alamo Square

Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood located in the Western Addition and is home to Alamo ...

Bernal Heights

Once a cow pasture and dairy sits Bernal Heights, one of the last hidden neighborhoods to be ...

Cole Valley/Parnassus/Ashbury Heights

Climb the stairs at Haight and Baker and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the city, the ...

Corona Heights

Just south of Buena Vista Park and west of the Duboce Triangle is the tiny, affluent neighborhood ...

Cow Hollow

Nestled between Pacific Heights and the Marina, Cow Hollow is a charming piece of San Francisco....

Diamond Heights

Diamond Heights is centrally located, bordered by Noe Valley and Glen Canyon Park. The San ...

Dogpatch/Central Waterfront

Until a few years ago, most of the Central Waterfront was largely undeveloped or industrial with ...

Eureka Valley

Its several Muni bus routes and proximity to BART make Eureka Valley an excellent location for ...

Forest Hill

Friendly neighbors, gorgeous homes, serene vibe, and a stunning tree-filled landscape – is the ...

Glen Park

Diamond Heights is centrally located, bordered by Noe Valley and Glen Canyon Park. The San ...

Hayes Valley

Fifteen years ago, no one would have thought to find one of San Francisco's ultra-chic corridors ...

Marina

The Marina District is an enclave of luxurious homes and some of the city's trendiest shops and ...

Midtown Terrace

Midtown Terrace is perched in the center of San Francisco on the western slope of Twin Peaks. It ...

Miraloma Park

Nestled along the eastern side of Mount Davidson, Miraloma Park has beautiful views and homes in a ...

Mission

Stroll along the Mission's wide avenues and be struck by the profusion of taquerias, pupuserias, ...

Mission/Delores

Here you’ll find tons of Mexican taquerias, pop up galleries, blocks of live/work lofts, and a new ...

Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Nob Hill is one of San Francisco's signature neighborhoods, renowned for its city landmarks, ...

Noe Valley

Noe Valley has become one of San Francisco’s most sought-after residential areas. Many its ...

North Beach

North Beach is a rare neighborhood, it manages to be a perennial hit with tourists while remaining ...

Pacific Heights

For most people, equate San Francisco to Pacific Heights. With blocks of large-scale, ...

Parkside

Parkside is commonly referred to as a part of “the Sunset,” but there is a definite difference in ...

Portola

The Portola neighborhood is approximately one square mile in size with a high percentage of ...

Potrero Hill

Potrero Hill is the ray of sunshine in a city known for fog. The commercial strips along 18th and ...

Presidio Heights

Placed between Pacific Heights and the Richmond, Presidio Heights is a rare neighborhood where ...

South Beach

South Beach is now San Francisco’s newest trendy and upscale neighborhood. Just south of the ...

South of Market (SoMa)

Urban and cool, with a splash of grit, SOMA is for the true urbanite. You won’t find pretty homes ...

St. Francis Wood

This quiet, residential neighborhood of remarkably large homes on liberally sized lots is built on ...

The Richmond

Running along the northern edge of Golden Gate Park, from the Panhandle to the Ocean, The Richmond ...

The Sunset

The Sunset (as well as neighboring Parkside) used to be sand dunes. In an effort to change the ...

Twin Peaks

Being almost at the geographical center of San Francisco, there is no finer place to see the city ...

West Portal

West Portal has maintained that traditional allure that often makes a westbound trip through the ...