San Francisco Real Estate Market Overview

San Francisco embodies the West, where people go to shed the old and become the new. Over the centuries, its Spanish colonists, Gold Rush opportunists, hippies - and now, tech entrepreneurs - have built futures in the City by the Bay that would impact the rest of the world. These groups and others have molded the city's provocative values, culinary excellence, stunning architecture, ethnic diversity, and constan...t artistic and technological innovation. Set at the northern tip of the San Francisco peninsula, SF is lush with verdant hills and the natural beauty typical of Northern California. Come enjoy the views. Or just come with an idea. View more

$1,250,000

Median Sales Price

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$1,049

Price Per Sqft

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$4,500

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in San Francisco show a 4% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 0% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in San Francisco for Apr 13 to Jul 12 was $1,250,000 based on 1,013 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for San Francisco was $1,049, an increase of 8% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in San Francisco for Jun 13 to Jul 13 was $4,500.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around San Francisco can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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41,713

Counts of Theft

12,206

Counts of Assault

9,312

Counts of Arrest


Best Schools in San Francisco

There are 100 schools in San Francisco.

Elementary Schools
10

Clarendon Alternative Elementary School

Public, K-5

10

Lafayette Elementary School

Public, K-5

10

Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary School

Public, K-8

Middle Schools
10

Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary School

Public, K-8

10

Lawton Alternative Elementary School

Public, K-8

10

Giannini (A.P.) Middle School

Public, 6-8

High Schools
10

Asawa (Ruth) San Francisco School Of The Arts, A Public School.

Public, 9-12

10

Lowell High School

Public, 9-12

9

Lincoln (Abraham) High School

Public, 9-12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in San Francisco by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
52%
Single residents
Home owners
41%
Home owners
Median age
39
Median age
Household income
$78,002
Median household income
College educated
61%
College educated

Commute

Most people in San Francisco commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
54% commute by car
1% commute by bike
35% commute by public transportation
5% commute by foot

Moments in San Francisco

Photo Credits: Faruk Ate, Mitchell Funk, Marvin Manabat


Insider Tips: Where to Go

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Morning

Enjoy two of the city's favorites: fancy coffee and South American dance. Grab a cup of Philz single-brew coffee and let it fuel your drumming class at ABADA.

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Afternoon

The best way to soak in the view: walk up the Lyon Street Steps, then follow the SF Heritage mansion tour. Bet on which is the senators and which belonged to Levi Strauss.

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Evening

You can't live in San Francisco without going to a drag show, and you can't live without dinner. Kill two birds with one stone at Asia SF, the Cal-Asian restaurant notorious for its drag queen dinner shows.