San Francisco, CA Real Estate

San Francisco /ˌsæn frənˈsɪsk/, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The only consolidated city-county in California, San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of about 17,620 people per square mile (6,803 people per km2). It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, and the 14th most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2012 population of 825,863. The city is also the financial and cultural hub of the larger San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area, with a population of 8.4 million.

San Francisco (Spanish for "Saint Francis") was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for St. Francis of Assisi a few miles away. The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. Due to the growth of its population, San Francisco became a consolidated city-county in 1856. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. During World War II, San Francisco was the port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, massive immigration, liberalizing attitudes, and other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States.

Today, San Francisco is ranked 44th of the top tourist destinations in the world, and is the sixth most visited one in the United States in 2011. The city is renowned for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district. It is also a primary banking and finance center.

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Most Recent Homes for Sale in San Francisco, CA

918 Divisadero Street
$2,595,000 
918 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA

8 Beds, 4/1 Baths
5041 sq. ft.
Listed 12/19/2014
Courtesy of Michael Young, Realty World-Blue Prop.
119 GATES Street
$1,500,000 
119 GATES Street
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1101 sq. ft.
Listed 9/19/2014
Courtesy of James Koh, Coldwell Banker-Burlingame
2067 QUESADA Avenue
$1,200,000 Price reduced from $1,500,000 (-$300,000)
2067 QUESADA Avenue
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
875 sq. ft.
Listed 11/21/2014
Courtesy of Annabelle Canlas, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate J.F. Finnegan
3907 QUINTARA Street
$1,198,000  (Contingent)
3907 QUINTARA Street
San Francisco, CA

4542 sq. ft.
Listed 11/30/2014
Courtesy of Denice M. Nagel, Coldwell Banker-Burlingame
71 PERALTA Avenue
$1,150,000 
71 PERALTA Avenue
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1507 sq. ft.
Listed 11/20/2014
Courtesy of Hilary K. Hedemark, HH Realty
827 SUNNYDALE Avenue
$890,888 
827 SUNNYDALE Avenue
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1934 sq. ft.
Listed 11/25/2014
Courtesy of Kharen Prasad, LGO Investment Inc
3015 SAN BRUNO Avenue
$880,000 
3015 SAN BRUNO Avenue
San Francisco, CA

2095 sq. ft.
Listed 12/6/2014
Courtesy of Sissy Riley, Lucky Investment, Inc.
324-326 London St
$859,000 
324-326 London St
San Francisco, CA

6 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2330 sq. ft.
Listed 11/6/2014
Courtesy of Amy Zeng, San Francisco Lakeside
146 MONTEREY Boulevard
$806,000 
146 MONTEREY Boulevard
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
815 sq. ft.
Listed 11/21/2014
Courtesy of Dee Molina, Home Quest Properties Inc
2419 29th Ave
$799,000 
2419 29th Ave
San Francisco, CA

6 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2480 sq. ft.
Listed 9/26/2014
Courtesy of Jim Zeng, San Francisco Lakeside
664 27TH Avenue
$745,000 
664 27TH Avenue
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2400 sq. ft.
Listed 12/4/2014
Courtesy of Stanley Lo, Green Banker Realty
1378 Gilman Ave
$659,000 
1378 Gilman Ave
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 2/5 Baths
2000 sq. ft.
Listed 10/17/2014
Courtesy of Jose Hernandez, San Francisco Market Street
1458 NEWCOMB Avenue
$615,000 
1458 NEWCOMB Avenue
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1085 sq. ft.
Listed 12/8/2014
Courtesy of Josephine Moore, Coldwell Banker-San Carlos
22 LITTLEFIELD Terrace
$599,950  (Contingent)
22 LITTLEFIELD Terrace
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
956 sq. ft.
Listed 11/20/2014
Courtesy of Lee Ginsburg, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty
30 CASTILLO Street
$598,000 
30 CASTILLO Street
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1037 sq. ft.
Listed 11/18/2014
Courtesy of Tat Kong, Far East Realty
2428 Bayshore Boulevard 9
$320,000 
2428 Bayshore Boulevard 9
San Francisco, CA

1 Bed, 2/0 Baths
788 sq. ft.
Listed 12/10/2014
Courtesy of Lily Chan, Golden Star Mortgage & Real Estate
1419 Haight Street
$295,000  (Contingent)
1419 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA

1500 sq. ft.
Listed 11/26/2014
Courtesy of Jeff J. Appenrodt, Laurel Realty & Investment
1441 stockton street
$199,000 
1441 stockton street
San Francisco, CA

1000 sq. ft.
Listed 11/27/2014
Courtesy of Domenico Di Martino, Century 21 Realty Alliance
3194 24th Street
$59,000 
3194 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

500 sq. ft.
Listed 11/20/2014
Courtesy of Kate Eldredge, Century 21 Realty Alliance
2418 29th Avenue
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2418 29th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

6 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2480 sq. ft.
Listed 9/30/2014
Courtesy of Amy Zeng, San Francisco Lakeside

San Francisco, CA Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2014 1,047 $1,205,195 $1,047,420

San Francisco, CA School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO K-12 94109 No Rating
HAYWARD UNIFIED K-12 94544 No Rating
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION K-12 94102 1
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY ROP 7-12, 9-12 94116 No Rating
SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED K-12 94102 6
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San Francisco, CA School Rankings (FAQ)

GreatSchools Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 1-10.

SAN FRANCISCO 5 out of 10
CALIFORNIA 5 out of 10

San Francisco, CA School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

GreatSchools Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

SAN FRANCISCO
CALIFORNIA
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San Francisco, CA Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 813,433
Households: 357,551
Median Age: 38

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