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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 September 21, 2019
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$1,133.13
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,495,000
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919 Properties
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$40,500,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
6
Beds
8
Baths
9,495
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
27
Days on Site
488854
MLS
RESIDENCE 950...San Francisco's Newest Masterpiece. Nestled atop a magical park-like setting on one of the City's largest residential lots, this world-class urban estate has been brilliantly...
$29,800,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
4
Beds
8
Baths
2018
Year Built
15
Days on Site
489321
MLS
2646 Union is the pinnacle of San Francisco family residential design- a vision of what naturally beautiful, blissfully functional living should be. A Sophisticated San Francisco Home Designed for...
$27,500,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
7
Beds
11
Baths
16,000
Sq.Ft.
1904
Year Built
207
Days on Site
481663
MLS
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...
$27,000,000
Subdivision: Presidio Heights
9
Beds
8
Baths
0.47
Acres
1904
Year Built
150
Days on Site
484008
MLS
Dazzingly re-imagined for the 21st Century, the breathtaking Le Petit Trianon is inspired by the original world-renowned Chateau at the Versailles Palace in France, which was constructed between 1763...
$21,000,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
6
Beds
7
Baths
9,791
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
6
Days on Site
489762
MLS
Like no other home you've ever seen. Imagine building the home of your dreams, without any financial constraint. this home is the result of such a precious dream, and the culmination of such a...
$16,500,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
4
Beds
4
Baths
5,400
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
380
Days on Site
475321
MLS
This exceptional residence encompasses the entire 5th floor in one of Pacific Heights' most premier cooperative buildings across from Lafayette Park. With architecture masterfully designed by Andrew...
$15,950,000
Subdivision: South Beach
3
Beds
6
Baths
4,176
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
5
Days on Site
490093
MLS
Reflecting an elegant modern design that takes full advantage of is dramatic views and allows residents a remarkable space to entertain, this 3-bedroom plus library, 5.5 bathroom penthouse is ideal...
$15,500,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
2
Beds
3
Baths
3,256
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
261
Days on Site
479783
MLS
This stunning half-floor penthouse residence designed by Kendall Wilkinson Design featuring 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths and is perched 700' in the sky. Appointed w/ top of the line finishes...
$14,950,000
Subdivision: Nob Hill
4
Beds
4
Baths
0.05
Acres
0
Year Built
114
Days on Site
485242
MLS
An absolutely stunning studs out renovation with an impeccable attention to detail and elegant, timeless design. Award winning architects Dumican Mosey & Durkin Inc. Builders came together to create...
Open 9/22
2555 Webster Street San Francisco, CA 94115
$14,900,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
8
Beds
8
Baths
8,335
Sq.Ft.
1906
Year Built
9
Days on Site
488921
MLS
A stunning combination of modern and transitional elements from neo-classical architect Julius Kraft. Built in 1906 and completely renovated in 2015-2017with particular attention to light and open...
$13,800,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
6
Beds
7
Baths
8,846
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
100
Days on Site
486094
MLS
This grand and stately corner mansion is perched atop Hyde Street in Russian Hill, overlooking the waters of the Bay and Alcatraz. Built at the turn of the century and designed by Willis Polk, this...
$12,900,000
Subdivision: Nob Hill
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,897
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
14
Days on Site
489531
MLS
From the two highest floors of the Clay Jones on Nob Hill, this dramatic 3,900+/sqft Penthouse commands 360-degrees views of virtually every famous landmark in San Francisco. Ideal as an intimate...

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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