San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco has some wonderfully colorful neighborhoods! Read about what makes each one of them so unique…

Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights is located three miles from downtown and renowned for having perhaps the best, warmest weather in the city. In this family friendly neighborhood you will find a number of surprisingly affordable Victorian houses in a village-like setting.  Details

Castro

Castro

The Castro is the centerpiece that ties together neighborhoods such as Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, Noe Valley, Twin Peaks and Corona Heights.  It abounds with colorful gardens and some of the most dramatic views to be found in the city. The Castro is also well known as a... Details

Cow Hollow

Cow Hollow

Cow Hollow is right across from the Marina and is one of the city’s most livable neighborhoods. The neighborhood is filled with upscale restaurants and shops surrounding the bustling Union Street.  Details

Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley is the perfect place for lovers of the arts. It is located at the edge of the civic center, the Symphony Hall, the Opera House and Herbst Theater. The streets are packed with trendy fashion boutiques, fine art galleries and excellent restaurants all within a few... Details

Lake

Lake

The Lake Street neighborhood is near the Presidio Golf Course and Mountain Lake Park. It features Edwardian-style single-family homes, along with flats and apartments.  Parking is plentiful in this neighborhood.  Details

Lower Pacific Heights

Lower Pacific Heights

Lower Pacific Heights is located just south of Pacific Heights and is a neighborhood of remarkable diversity. Along Fillmore Street you will find some of the best shops and restaurants in San Francisco. In the heart of this neighborhood is Japantown, with its Kabuki theater,... Details

Marina

Marina

The Marina district is on the edge of San Francisco Bay and has spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Originally an Italian neighborhood, elegant homes line the waterfront and the famous Marina Green is a favorite with dog walkers, runners, and kite enthusiasts.... Details

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Mission

Mission

The Mission has always been home to different ethnic and socioeconomic groups. It covers a very large area and its busy streets are lined with used-book stores and thrift shops . Its many ethnic resteraunts include, Vietnamese restaurants, Spanish tapas bars, taquerias, and upscale... Details

Neighborhood Stuff

Neighborhoods: San Francisco | Bernal Heights Many San Franciscans never travel to Bernal Heights, located as it is at the southern edge of the Mission valley, served by only a few city bus lines and perched atop a steep hill, to boot. Getting There Sights & Culture Restaurants Shopping Nightlife Map ... Details

Nob Hill

Nob Hill

One of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods, Nob Hill is close to downtown and the financial district. Here you will find many of the City’s best-known hotels, theaters and restaurants. The railroad and silver barons of an earlier generation built their extravagant... Details

Noe Valley

Noe Valley

Noe Valley has a true community of residents and merchants. Its well-maintained Victorians  and sunny weather is what attracts families with kids and dogs to the neighborhood. 24th Street, the popular shopping area, is full of upscale restaurants, lively cafes and specialty... Details

North Beach

North Beach

North Beach is known as San Francisco’s Little Italy. It attracts both tourists and locals to its many ristorantes, cafes and outdoor eateries. In the center of  this historic neighborhood is Washington Square Park with the gothic Sts. Peter and Paul Church. You’ll... Details

Pacific Heights

Pacific Heights

Pacific Heights is considered one of the nicest neighborhoods filled with elegant San Francisco homes. You will find both huge mansions and luxury apartments all with stunning views of the bay. The neighborhood provides upscale shopping and dining along with beautifully landscaped... Details

Presidio Heights

Presidio Heights

Presidio Heights is wonderfully situated on the edge of Pacific Heights and The Presidio. The prestigious neighborhood boasts an abundance of wide streets, mature trees, and a collection of elegant boutiques and antique shops. This neighborhood is truly among the most desirable... Details

Richmond

Richmond

The Inner and Outer Richmond extend from Golden Gate Park all the way out to the Pacific Ocean. Lincoln Park, out at Land’s End, is home to the Legion of Honor art museum and a golf course. The Richmond offers a large multicultural shopping district, countless ethnic restaurants... Details

Russian Hill

Russian Hill

Russian Hill is directly to the north from the highly affluent Nob Hill and west of the North Beach neighborhood. Home to the famous Ghirardelli Square and Fishermans Wharf, it is an extremely popular tourist area. You may wait several minutes to take your turn driving down... Details

Sea Cliff

Sea Cliff

Sea Cliff offers many elegant and large homes with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and the headlands of Marin. There is no commercial district in the neighborhood which provides an exclusive feel. Many celebrities have made a home here, including actors... Details

SOMA / South Beach

SOMA / South Beach

South of Market is a large stretch of area with breathtaking high rise residential buildings, warehouses, art spaces, trendy nightspots, lofts and condos. It includes everything from the beautiful SF Museum of Modern Art to the handsome AT&T ballpark at 24 Willie Mays Plaza.  Details

Sunset

Sunset

The Sunset is a neighborhood of Mediterranean-style stucco homes. It extends from the southern border of Golden Gate Park out to the Pacific Ocean. The area contains several excellent primary and high schools as well as a diversity of restaurants, cafes and grocery stores.  Details

Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill is known for its famous landmark, Coit Tower, a majestic 180-foot tower that sits authoritatively at the top of the hill, Telegraph Hill is a small, quiet district with some of the nicest high-end condos and single-family homes in San Francisco. The narrow, friendly... Details

The 7 Best Neighborhoods in San Francisco

Locating the city’s best neighborhood all depends on your priorities. We’ve pored over the numbers and done the homework for you, whether you’re a foodie or a family person, looking for a real-estate deal or just a piece of the sun. Now all you’ve... Details