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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 April 26, 2019
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$1,140.98
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,495,000
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3800 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
3800 Washington Street San Francisco, CA 94118
1 of 39
$30,000,000
Subdivision: Presidio Heights
BEDS
9
BATHS
8
SQ.FT.
17,895
BUILT
1904
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
484008
Originally built from 1902-1904 for one of the City's most prominent families of the era, the breathtaking Le Petit Trianon is inspired by the original world-renowned Chateau at the Versailles Palace...
2820 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
2820 Scott Street San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 36
$27,500,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
BEDS
7
BATHS
11
SQ.FT.
16,000
BUILT
1904
ON SITE
59Days
MLS
481663
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...
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
232Days
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...
1250 Jones
San Francisco, CA 94109
1250 Jones San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 40
$16,000,000
Subdivision: Nob Hill
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,897
BUILT
1929
ON SITE
37Days
MLS
482314
The dramatic 3,900+/sqft Clay Jones Penthouse commands 360-degree views of four-bridges and virtually every famous landmark in San Francisco. Ideal as an intimate city home or for large-scale...
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
113Days
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
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
102Days
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...
3990 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Open House
3990 Washington Street San Francisco, CA 94118
1 of 41
$11,500,000
Subdivision: Presidio Heights
BEDS
6
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
7,600
BUILT
1909
ON SITE
56Days
MLS
481387
Built in 1909, this extraordinary, stately, fully detached home has been beautifully & meticulously renovated & restored with the highest quality of construction. During the entire process, the...
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
92Days
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
92Days
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
56Days
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...
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
85Days
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...
2100 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
2100 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 23
$9,950,000 ( $1,000,000 )
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
1926
ON SITE
100Days
MLS
479798
BOM at no fault of property. $1,000,000 price reduction. 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...

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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