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San Francisco Neighborhood Price Comparison

San Francisco Neighborhood Home Value Comparison Charts


Annual House & Condo Appreciation Trends
for Multiple SF Neighborhoods or Districts


Below are a series of charts that look at comparative home values and appreciation trends for 4 or 5 neighborhoods or districts at a time, i.e. within a single chart. The statistic used in any particular chart is either median sales price or average dollar per square foot, and charts may pertain to houses, condos in general, or condos of specific bedroom counts.

Usually the charts compare different neighborhoods within one Realtor district, but sometimes we step back to compare values in areas all over the city. Below is a map of the 10 Realtor districts and their component neighborhoods, and at the bottom of this report is a complete delineation. There are 70-odd neighborhoods in San Francisco, and the charts do not include every single one. We are happy to provide information on any not included.

Note: Neighborhoods with relatively few sales in a given year, and especially expensive neighborhoods with few sales, sometimes see dramatic fluctuations in value statistics that don’t have much to do with changes in fair market value: It is simply that the basket of sales that occurred was significantly different from the previous year. As always, longer-term trends are more meaningful than short-term fluctuations.



4 Big Districts around the City
of Very Different House Values

Pacific & Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow & Marina
District 7 Houses

Pacific Heights; Marina; Russian, Nob & Telegraph Hills; North Beach
Districts 7 & 8 Condos

Noe, Eureka & Cole Valleys; Glen Park; Corona Heights;
Ashbury Heights/Buena Vista – District 5

South Beach, Yerba Buena, Mission Bay & SoMa
District 9, North – Condos

These neighborhoods, with their concentration of newer high-rise, condo buildings, can often be divided further into 2 separate market segments: low-floor, often smaller units, and higher-floor, often larger and more luxurious units with dramatic, or even spectacular views. In the charts below, we look at values from a variety of angles, including bedroom count and price segment.

Potrero Hill, Inner Mission, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch
District 9, South (and Glen Park, in adjacent district 5)

Richmond District & Lake Street
District 1

Hayes Valley, NoPa, Alamo Square, Lower Pacific Heights
District 6 Condos

St. Francis Wood, Forest Hill, West Portal, Balboa Terrace, Miraloma Park,
Midtown Terrace, Forest Knolls & Sunnyside – District 4 Houses

Sunset District, Golden Gate Heights & Parkside
District 2 Houses

Lakeside, Lakeshore, Pine Lake Park, Merced Manor & Heights
Ingleside & Ingleside Heights, Oceanview – District 3 Houses

Bayview, Portola, Excelsior, Crocker Amazon, Visitacion Valley & Others
District 10 Houses

Neighborhoods of Widely Varying Values
House Values


District 1 (Northwest): Sea Cliff, Lake Street, Richmond (Inner, Central, Outer), Jordan Park/Laurel Heights, Lone Mountain

District 2 (West): Sunset & Parkside (Inner, Central, Outer), Golden Gate Heights

District 3 (Southwest): Lake Shore, Lakeside, Merced Manor, Merced Heights, Ingleside, Ingleside Heights, Oceanview

District 4 (Central SW): St. Francis Wood, Forest Hill, West Portal, Forest Knolls, Diamond Heights, Midtown Terrace, Miraloma Park, Sunnyside, Balboa Terrace, Ingleside Terrace, Mt. Davidson Manor, Sherwood Forest, Monterey Heights, Westwood Highlands

District 5 (Central): Noe Valley, Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights (Castro, Liberty Hill), Cole Valley, Glen Park, Corona Heights, Clarendon Heights, Ashbury Heights, Buena Vista Park, Haight Ashbury, Duboce Triangle, Twin Peaks, Mission Dolores, Parnassus Heights

District 6 (Central North): Hayes Valley, North of Panhandle (NOPA), Alamo Square, Western Addition, Anza Vista, Lower Pacific Heights

District 7 (North): Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow, Marina

District 8 (Northeast): Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Financial District, North Waterfront, Downtown, Van Ness/ Civic Center, Tenderloin

District 9 (East): SoMa, South Beach, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bernal Heights, Inner Mission, Yerba Buena

District 10 (Southeast): Bayview, Bayview Heights, Excelsior, Portola, Visitacion Valley, Silver Terrace, Mission Terrace, Crocker Amazon, Outer Mission

Some Realtor districts contain neighborhoods that are relatively homogeneous in general home values, such as districts 5 and 7, and others contain neighborhoods of wildly different values, such as district 8 which, for example, includes both Russian Hill and the Tenderloin.


As always, the quality of the specific location and the range of amenities of the property; its curb appeal, condition, size and graciousness; and the existence and quality of parking, views and outside space can all significantly impact home values. Median sales prices will usually change if the area or period being measured is changed, even a little bit. Median sales prices are different than average sales prices.

These analyses were made in good faith with data from sources deemed reliable, but they may contain errors and are subject to revision. Statistics are generalities and how they apply to any specific property is unknown without a tailored comparative market analysis. Median sales prices often fluctuate for reasons other than changes in fair market value. All numbers should be considered approximate.