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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 22, 2019
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Listed
43
Avg. DOM
$1,110.42
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,395,000
Med. List Price
590 Properties Found. Showing 1-12
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2900 Vallejo
San Francisco, CA 94123
2900 Vallejo San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 74
$29,000,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
6
BATHS
9
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
0
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
480963
Surely one of the most iconic mansions in all of San Francisco, 2900 Vallejo has a grand 55' frontage and is situated on a corner lot on the last block of Vallejo Street, which ends at the Presidio...
2000 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
2000 Washington Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 45
$17,500,000 ( $2,000,000 )
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,400
BUILT
1922
ON SITE
169Days
MLS
475321
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...
181 Fremont
San Francisco, CA 94105
181 Fremont San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 19
$15,500,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,256
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
50Days
MLS
479783
This stunning half-floor penthouse residence designed by Kendall Wilkinson Design features 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths and is perched 700' in the sky. Appointed w/ top of the line finishes...
1110 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Open House
1110 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 14
$14,400,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
0
ON SITE
39Days
MLS
480143
1110 Green Street is the neighborhood's crown jewel, boasting perfectly balanced proportions and a decidedly modern sensibility. Designed by one of SF's top architects Jeff Burris, this extraordinary...
201 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
201 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94105
1 of 47
$11,495,000
Subdivision: South Beach
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,700
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
29Days
MLS
480569
LUMINA's most elevated Penthouse Offering - a truly magnificent gem, this spacious dual level corner home is a custom shell that offers unique potential and 360 degree views! Its double-height space...
765 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
765 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 32
$10,980,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
3,830
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
29Days
MLS
480492
The world takes notice when the address is a Four Seasons Private Residence. No other name is as globally recognized for its commitment to luxury, prestige, and five-star service. Now an opportunity...
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
134Days
MLS
477473
Grand and historic 6BR, 6.5BA Tudor Revival home offering elegance and comfortable family living on Russian Hill. Sweeping and stunning views of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, Ghirardelli...
2100 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
Open House
2100 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 23
$10,950,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
1926
ON SITE
37Days
MLS
479798
As one of only two full floor 5,000+ sq. ft. pre-war penthouses in San Francisco, the rarity of this property sale is a generational opportunity for connoisseurs of fine residences. Prominently...
1089 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
1089 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 33
$10,900,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
BEDS
5
BATHS
8
SQ.FT.
5,800
BUILT
1990
ON SITE
22Days
MLS
480590
On a level block at the top of Russian Hill this beautifully renovated light-filled residence spans 5 levels of sophisticated modern design. The entire home has been transformed by the current...
151 Liberty Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
151 Liberty Street San Francisco, CA 94110
1 of 62
$9,500,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
BEDS
6
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,085
BUILT
1913
ON SITE
169Days
MLS
472150
This stunning Liberty Street view residence has been skillfully re-imagined, retaining traditional elements while embracing the finest modern aesthetic. Walnut floors, wood-capped steel balustrades,...
2740 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
2740 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 26
$9,500,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
5
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,110
BUILT
1915
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
481095
An exceptional balance of views and sophisticated finishes punctuate this family home in Pacific Heights. Updated by MEM Architecture in 2016, the crisp palate and clean lines effortlessly blend with...
3847 3849 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
3847 3849 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
1 of 38
$9,400,000
Subdivision: Eureka Valley/Dolore
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.07
BUILT
1907
ON SITE
19Days
MLS
480787
This classic Victorian home near San Francisco's Mission Dolores Park has been reimagined for 21st-century living, adding contemporary and high-tech conveniences behind a timeless facade. Highlights...

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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