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San Francisco is bold and beguiling, bright and bawdy, and one of the most tolerant cities in the United States. San Francisco is also one of the most beautiful and intriguing cities in the world - 49 square miles of spectacular views and grand architecture, history and culture, old-world grace and hip sophistication.

For the sake of organization, San Francisco real estate is divided into districts, each determined by geographic boundaries and each full of distinct neighborhoods.  From the ethnically diverse Richmond and Sunset districts to the hip and vibrant Marina and North Beach areas, neighborhoods define lifestyles, and there is a place for everyone and every mindset in San Francisco.


Western San Francisco - District 1, 2 & 3

Districts 1, 2, and 3 in san francisco Districts 1, 2, and 3 (Northwest, Central West and Southwest, respectively) are the westernmost lands in San Francisco, and were among the last to be developed.

The family-friendly neighborhoods are convenient, with lots of mom & pop shops and nearby eateries. Most homes in the area were built between the early and mid-1900s and include some fine mid-century homes by Henry Doelger and charming row houses by Oliver Rousseau.

To learn more about the districts, individual neighborhoods, and real estate on the "westside" of San Francisco, be sure to visit San Francisco District 1, District 2 and District 3.

 


Central San Francisco - Districts 4 & 5

Districts 4 and 5 in sfThe geographic center of San Francisco is Twin Peaks.  Just west of Twin Peaks is District 4 (Twin Peaks West), a lovely community of peaceful, upscale neighborhoods, full of homes designed by notable architects - including a mid-century modern Eichler development in Diamond Heights. 

East of Twin Peaks is the exciting, vibrant District 5 (Central), home to Haight-Ashbury, the Castro District, and Mission Dolores.  The divergent neighborhoods in this District offer a variety of housing opportunities, including Victorians and Edwardians as well as some stunning contemporary homes in the Glen Park and Noe Valley areas.

Explore the Central Districts of San Francisco, including District 4 & District 5.


Northern San Francisco - Districts 6, 7 & 8

district 6, 7, 8 in san francisco californiaSan Francisco's northern districts, Districts 6,7, and 8 (Central North, North, and Northeast, respectively), contain some of the most desirable real estate in the city, as well as some of the most invigorating. 

Districts 6-8  include the neighborhoods of Pacific Heights, the Marina, Russian Hill, North Beach, and Downtown San Francisco.  The atmosphere in these communities ranges from old-school / old-money to edgy and vibrant, and the homes echo this, ranging from gracious mansions to trendy lofts and condos.

Find out more about the neighborhoods and homes which help define the Northern Districts of San Francisco, which include District 6, District 7, and District 8.


Eastern San Francisco - Districts 9 & 10

district 9 and 10 in sf caNeighborhoods in Districts 9 (Central East) and District 10 (Southeast) have been carved out of the industrial areas of San Francisco, and here is where some of the most affordable homes in the city can be found. 

Queen Anne cottages, Victorian bungalows, and simple single-family homes predominate in Districts 9 & 10, although some magnificent San Francisco loft housing can be found in Mission Bay and renovated warehouse spaces in the South of Market (SoMa) area.

Explore District 9 & District 10, which define the "eastside" of San Francisco.


San Francisco Real Estate for Sale February 25, 2018
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2820 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
2820 Scott Street San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 22
$29,500,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
BEDS
7
BATHS
11
SQ.FT.
16,000
BUILT
1904
ON SITE
25Days
MLS
442224
Magnificent 16,000+ sq ft mansion with panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay. Completely renovated with exquisite architectural detailing, 7 bedrooms, 8 fabulous full bathrooms and 3...
2100 Broadway Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
2100 Broadway Street San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 39
$17,800,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
6
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
8,900
BUILT
1917
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
467062
Some opportunities rarely occur, & when they do, you must take notice. This home is one of those rare opportunities that demands your attention. This 4-level home was built in 1917 & represents the...
3001 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
Open House
3001 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 49
$16,000,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
8
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
13,643
BUILT
1906
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
466764
Grand corner mansion with approx. 14,000 sq. ft. of architectural perfection in the most coveted neighborhood of San Francisco- Pacific Heights. Originally built by renowned architects Bliss &...
181 Fremont
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 20
$14,000,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,199
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
25Days
MLS
465924
A new level of luxury has arrived in San Francisco & it's located at 181 Fremont. 55 impeccable residences designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy begin over 500' in the sky w/ finishes sourced from around...
2121 Webster
San Francisco, CA 94115
Open House
2121 Webster San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 13
$13,850,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,128
BUILT
2016
ON SITE
25Days
MLS
465804
A truly magnificent gem, this corner spacious home is a custom shell that offers a unique customization potential & exceptional views! Your clients can select design details & layouts that fit their...
2624 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
2624 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 97
$13,500,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
BEDS
7
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
6,400
BUILT
1908
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
467170
Grand view home - classic details blended with modernized infastructure. An impressive entry and foyer open onto an elegant living/dining room and large family room w/sweeping views of the GG Bridge...
308 Sea Cliff Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
308 Sea Cliff Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121
1 of 61
$13,000,000
Subdivision: Sea Cliff
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,180
BUILT
1922
ON SITE
25Days
MLS
465480
308 SEA CLIFF AVE. This circa-1922 Neo-Classical Sea Cliff gem presents a new dimension of possibilities and sophisticated living. Rich with Old World architecture and boasting majestic world-class...
2528 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Open House
2528 Union Street San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 21
$12,995,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
6,000
BUILT
2017
ON SITE
20Days
MLS
466956
This single family home in the highly sought after neighborhood of Cow Hollow, was built from the ground up in 2016-2017. Detail, exquisite design features, and architectural elegance can be seen...
935 937 North Point Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Open House
935 937 North Point Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 27
$12,995,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
7,700
BUILT
1940
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
466556
Situated on the north waterfront of famed Russian Hill is a testament to modernism with a timeless Parisian influence like no other in San Francisco. This luxury city compound is a harmonious blend...
1032 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
1032 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94133
1 of 42
$12,000,000
Subdivision: Nob Hill
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
3,890
BUILT
1853
ON SITE
25Days
MLS
425734
Historic landmark home perfectly poised to take the legacy of Russian Hill into the 21st century. Located on a secluded lot on The Summit'' of Russian Hill, an area famous for its historic garden...
3847 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
3847 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 24
$11,850,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.07
BUILT
0
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
467057
Hand crafted by D & C with 3 years of careful building and detail, 3847 18th Street is a one of a kind architectural residence with a restored Victorian facade, finished with the finest materials...
898 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
898 Francisco Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 60
$10,950,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
BEDS
6
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
6,305
BUILT
1914
ON SITE
25Days
MLS
453946
This grand and historic 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom Tudor Revival home offers both classic elegance and comfortable family living on the north slope of Russian Hill. Enjoy sweeping and stunning views of...

If you like Modernist real estate, be sure to check out the pages on our website dedicated to San Francisco mid-century modern homes, Eichler homes, and Lofts for sale in San Francisco.

Real estate is precious in this city.  Every hill has a story to tell and a vista to share.  Every neighborhood has a spirit and essence to impart. San Francisco is the grande dame of the west, a city of eclectic sophistication and charm, a rough and tumble past, and a vision to the future.

Please contact us if we can assist you with your real estate needs in San Francisco!

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