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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 October 19, 2018
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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
72Days
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
141Days
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...
2000 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
2000 Washington Street San Francisco, CA 94109
1 of 31
$19,500,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,400
BUILT
1922
ON SITE
43Days
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 21
$15,000,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
BEDS
2
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,199
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
45Days
MLS
475448
A new level of luxury has arrived in San Francisco & it's located at 181 Fremont. 55 impeccable residences designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy begin over 500' in the sky w/ finishes sourced from around...
460 Vallejo Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
460 Vallejo Street San Francisco, CA 94133
1 of 60
$13,800,000
Subdivision: Telegraph Hill
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
ACRES
0.06
BUILT
1907
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
477030
This modern luxury entertainer's home created by Master Builders provides a 360 VIEW VIEW VIEW of San Francisco's Skyline and Bay. Located in the heart of historic Telegraph Hill overlooking the...
2100 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
2100 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA 94115
1 of 33
$13,275,000 ( $1,475,000 )
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,180
BUILT
1925
ON SITE
75Days
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...
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
117Days
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...
2736 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
2736 Filbert Street San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 32
$12,795,000 ( $1,005,000 )
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
0
ON SITE
134Days
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...
765 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
765 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
1 of 32
$11,400,000 ( $300,000 )
Subdivision: South Of Market
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
3,830
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
140Days
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...
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
8Days
MLS
477473
This grand and historic 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom Tudor Revival home offers both classic elegance and comfortable family living on the north slope of Russian Hill. Enjoy sweeping and stunning views of...
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
8Days
MLS
477364
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 owners...
2536 Greenwich Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Open House
2536 Greenwich Street San Francisco, CA 94123
1 of 81
$9,900,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
BEDS
4
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
6,016
BUILT
1993
ON SITE
22Days
MLS
476826
One-of-a-kind, custom rebuild of this magnificent residence in coveted Cow Hollow. This stunning home offers 4 bedrooms, 5 full & 3 half bathrooms, and the highest quality finishes throughout,...

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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