Hello - it's very common for buyers from outside the US to purchase properties in the US, and this happens in San Francisco more often than in other areas. I realize this was over a month ago, but if you still need help looking for a home in SF or the bay area, don't hesitate to ask. I'd be happy to help you regardless of your current location!
It is a pretty diverse neighborhood. In regards to what type of people reside in the area, I lived in Pacific Heights for awhile and as I said a very diverse neighborhood from a small starting family, couples, single professionals, retired you name it. If you are trying to get a feel of the neighborhood prior to moving the best way to find out if you like it is to hang out in the area and see how you like it.
The question is, what is it that you are looking for in a neighborhood and what is important to you? I have a handful of great Realtors that specializes in the Pacific Heights district I can refer you to if you need a reputable realtor to help you. Best and thanks...... more