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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 May 20, 2019
650
Listed
43
Avg. DOM
$1,161.49
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,547,000
Med. List Price
650 Properties
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$45,000,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
6
Beds
8
Baths
9,500
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
11
Days on Site
484210
MLS
Residence 950 is an unparalleled site spanning an entire city block, including a private park. The tree-lined retreat delivers the peace and tranquility of nature within San Francisco's distinctively...
$30,000,000
Subdivision: Presidio Heights
9
Beds
8
Baths
0.47
Acres
1904
Year Built
26
Days on Site
484008
MLS
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...
$27,500,000
Subdivision: Cow Hollow
7
Beds
11
Baths
16,000
Sq.Ft.
1904
Year Built
83
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...
$19,000,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
4
Beds
7
Baths
6,050
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
22
Days on Site
484136
MLS
Breathtaking views! Unapologetically modern design by Edmonds + Lee architects. 2833 Vallejo is an elegant tech savvy home with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz on...
$17,500,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
4
Beds
4
Baths
5,400
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
256
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...
$16,000,000
Subdivision: Nob Hill
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,897
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
61
Days on Site
482314
MLS
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...
$15,500,000
Subdivision: Yerba Buena
2
Beds
3
Baths
3,256
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
137
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...
$14,400,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
4
Beds
6
Baths
0
Year Built
126
Days on Site
480143
MLS
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...
$11,495,000
Subdivision: South Beach
3
Beds
4
Baths
5,700
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
116
Days on Site
480569
MLS
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...
$10,980,000
Subdivision: South Of Market
3
Beds
5
Baths
3,830
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
116
Days on Site
480492
MLS
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...
$10,950,000
Subdivision: Russian Hill
6
Beds
7
Baths
6,305
Sq.Ft.
1914
Year Built
80
Days on Site
477473
MLS
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...
$9,950,000
Subdivision: Pacific Heights
4
Beds
4
Baths
1926
Year Built
124
Days on Site
479798
MLS
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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