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

1490 Ocean Avenue
$5,900,000 
1490 Ocean Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

10236 sq. ft.
Listed 2/23/2015
Courtesy of Sylvia Villanueva, Achievers Realty Group
1478 9th Avenue
$1,995,000 
1478 9th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

4416 sq. ft.
Listed 2/13/2015
Courtesy of Dickson Sum, JODI Group
301 Mission Street 10A
$1,980,000 
301 Mission Street 10A
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1469 sq. ft.
Listed 2/23/2015
Courtesy of Priscilla Wang, Alain Pinel Realtors
757 North Point Street 9
$1,950,000 
757 North Point Street 9
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

1 Bed, 2/1 Baths
1300 sq. ft.
Listed 3/2/2015
Courtesy of Leon De-Levi, Pacific Union International
4007 25th Street
$1,799,000 
4007 25th Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1850 sq. ft.
Listed 2/22/2015
Courtesy of Warren Kohn, Intero Real Estate Services
1300 Fillmore Street 701
$1,675,000 
1300 Fillmore Street 701
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1513 sq. ft.
Listed 2/22/2015
Courtesy of Kelley Benetti, Coldwell Banker-San Carlos
348 5th Avenue
$1,399,000 
348 5th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

5 Beds, 4/2 Baths
2860 sq. ft.
Listed 2/11/2015
Courtesy of John Hsieh, Gold Cal Real Estate & Inv.
884-886 Alabama Street
$1,349,000 
884-886 Alabama Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

3500 sq. ft.
Listed 2/20/2015
Courtesy of Harry Beilin, Alain Pinel Realtors
2218 15th Avenue
$989,000 
2218 15th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1336 sq. ft.
Listed 2/27/2015
Courtesy of John Farrell, Farrell Real Estate
4424 Balboa Street
$899,000  (Contingent)
4424 Balboa Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1328 sq. ft.
Listed 2/18/2015
Courtesy of Jay Minemoto, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty
2419 25th Avenue
$895,000 
2419 25th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1400 sq. ft.
Listed 2/27/2015
Courtesy of Patrick Lam, Century 21 Realty Alliance
1294 Gilman Avenue
$850,000 
1294 Gilman Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

4 Beds, 4/0 Baths
2470 sq. ft.
Listed 3/3/2015
Courtesy of Jeffrey DeJesus, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate J.F. Finnegan
2770 19th Avenue 31
$799,000 
2770 19th Avenue 31
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1460 sq. ft.
Listed 2/21/2015
Courtesy of Mindy Pengilly, Access Real Estate Services
5241 California Street
$799,000 
5241 California Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
1258 sq. ft.
Listed 2/20/2015
Courtesy of Ron Popp, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty
75 Santa Barbara Avenue
$749,000  (Contingent)
75 Santa Barbara Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1880 sq. ft.
Listed 2/19/2015
Courtesy of Franklin Lee, CIG Realty & Loans
139 Bridgeview Drive
$725,000 
139 Bridgeview Drive
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1040 sq. ft.
Listed 3/4/2015
Courtesy of Josephine Moore, Coldwell Banker-San Carlos
1 Crescent Way 1203
$698,000  (Contingent)
1 Crescent Way 1203
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1337 sq. ft.
Listed 2/11/2015
Courtesy of Stanley Lo, Green Banker Realty
5800 3rd Street, #1211
$499,000 
5800 3rd Street, #1211
San Francisco, CA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
817 sq. ft.
Listed 2/2/2015
Courtesy of Samantha Emerson, Palo Alto Downtown
1100 Pine Street
$300,000 
1100 Pine Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

1200 sq. ft.
Listed 3/2/2015
Courtesy of Rajendra Naidoo, Rajendra Naidoo, Broker
1015 Caipitol
$4,800 
1015 Caipitol
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
Listed 1/24/2015
Courtesy of Rubi Kawamura, San Francisco Lakeside

San Francisco, CA Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2015 97 $1,296,733 $1,212,027

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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