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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 June 19, 2018
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$1,108.57
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,395,000
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2626 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
2626 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 70
$25,000,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
9,570
BUILT
2013
ON SITE
19Days
MLS
471653
From the minute you enter 2626 Larkin the inventive and artful work of Architect Sandy Walker and Interior Designer Helga Horner becomes apparent. This is the unique work of art that you have waited...
1266 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
1266 Washington Street San Francisco, CA 94108
1 of 49
$18,950,000
Subdivision: Nob Hill
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.27
BUILT
1906
ON SITE
47Days
MLS
470497
Welcome to the ''secret'' hilltop estate where history and modern convenience blend in perfect harmony; where unparalleled, dramatic views and pristine gardens spanning an impressive 1/4 acre awaken...
3001 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
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
125Days
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 &...
2100 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
2100 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 33
$14,750,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,180
BUILT
1925
ON SITE
55Days
MLS
470038
First time available in over 25 years - the Penthouse at 2100 Pacific Avenue. Approximately 5,200 square feet, this magnificent apartment features panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the...
181 Fremont
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 20
$14,500,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,368
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
26Days
MLS
471444
After 5.5 years of construction, 181 Fremont is now open! 55 impeccable residences designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy begin over 500' in the sky w/ finishes sourced from around the globe including:...
2100 Broadway Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
2100 Broadway Street San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 39
$13,900,000 ( $1,775,000 )
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
6
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
8,900
BUILT
1917
ON SITE
76Days
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...
2121 Webster
San Francisco, CA 94115
2121 Webster San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 25
$13,850,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,128
BUILT
2016
ON SITE
79Days
MLS
469064
Grand Penthouse - Last Unit at the Pacific! A truly magnificent gem, this spacious dual level corner home with a wrap around terrace is a custom shell that offers unique potential & Golden Gate...
2736 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Open House
2736 Filbert Street San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 32
$13,800,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.08
BUILT
0
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
471993
State of the art modern view home by Nova Designs + Builds. 2736 Filbert is Nova's next evolution in style, blending the clean line of contemporary design with hand crafted details and an eye to...
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
128Days
MLS
467170
Grand view home - classic details blended with modernized infrastructure. An impressive entry and foyer open onto an elegant living/dining room and large family room w/sweeping views of the GG...
2050 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
2050 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 36
$12,900,000 ( $1,000,000 )
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,664
BUILT
1929
ON SITE
96Days
MLS
468229
Completely rebuilt in 2003 by designer Ugo Sap. Integrating modernism with 21st century technology, distinctive features were added throughout the four-story grand Pacific Heights home, from...
1945 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
1945 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 45
$12,000,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
5
BATHS
8
SQ.FT.
6,957
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
19Days
MLS
471696
This grandly proportioned circa 1898 Victorian mansion has been stunningly re-imagined for a modern 21st century lifestyle after a fascinating 20th century string of celebrity owners- from Academy...
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
16Days
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...

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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