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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 August 19, 2018
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42
Avg. DOM
$1,088.53
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,300,000
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497 Properties Found. Showing 1-12
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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
11Days
MLS
474360
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...
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
80Days
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
108Days
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...
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
14Days
MLS
474223
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 Marin...
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
87Days
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
137Days
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...
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
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
0
ON SITE
73Days
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...
320 Sea Cliff Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
320 Sea Cliff Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121
1 of 62
$13,000,000
Subdivision: Sea Cliff
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,200
BUILT
1926
ON SITE
56Days
MLS
472538
Staggering world-class and mesmerizing views from every level! Built in 1926, this classic, private and gated estate is perched high on the cliffs in the very desirable enclave of Sea Cliff. Huge...
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
80Days
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
77Days
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...
765 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
765 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 32
$11,700,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
3,830
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
79Days
MLS
471487
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...
166 168 Sproule Lane
San Francisco, CA 94108
Open House
166 168 Sproule Lane San Francisco, CA 94108
1 of 43
$9,950,000
Subdivision: Nob Hill
BEDS
N/A
BATHS
N/A
SQ.FT.
4,467
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
24Days
MLS
473857
This thoughtfully conceived ground up classically tasteful new home sits on a well located Nob Hill corner lot just north of the Pacific Union Club and several much-desired high rise homes. The...

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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