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

1608 Folsom Street
$2,495,000 
1608 Folsom Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

4185 sq. ft.
Listed 1/8/2015
Courtesy of Florie Ventura, RE/MAX Westlake
333 BUSH Street 3904
$1,518,000  (Contingent)
333 BUSH Street 3904
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1510 sq. ft.
Listed 1/15/2015
Courtesy of Stanley Lo, Green Banker Realty
547 35th Avenue
$1,495,000 
547 35th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

4 Beds, 4/0 Baths
2225 sq. ft.
Listed 1/23/2015
Courtesy of Tony Yau Kit Chan, Diamond Location Realty
2124-2126 Taraval Street
$1,150,000 
2124-2126 Taraval Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2900 sq. ft.
Listed 1/12/2015
Courtesy of Anne Chou, Chou Evergreen Realty, Inc.
2124-2126 Taraval Street
$1,150,000 
2124-2126 Taraval Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2900 sq. ft.
Listed 1/12/2015
Courtesy of Anne Chou, Chou Evergreen Realty, Inc.
81 Pinehurst Way
$888,000 
81 Pinehurst Way
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1310 sq. ft.
Listed 1/28/2015
Courtesy of Milana Ostroy, Coldwell Banker-Burlingame
138 Everson Street
$799,000 
138 Everson Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1605 sq. ft.
Listed 1/22/2015
Courtesy of Dale Bartholomew, Intero Real Estate Services
3701 Kirkham Street
$799,000 
3701 Kirkham Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1213 sq. ft.
Listed 1/16/2015
Courtesy of Patrick Lam, Century 21 Realty Alliance
600 40th Avenue
$799,000 
600 40th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1270 sq. ft.
Listed 1/9/2015
Courtesy of Patrick Lam, Century 21 Realty Alliance
499 33rd Avenue 102
$750,000 
499 33rd Avenue 102
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
879 sq. ft.
Listed 1/5/2015
Courtesy of Henry Lam, AGH Management
393 Oxford Street
$749,000 
393 Oxford Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1460 sq. ft.
Listed 1/19/2015
Courtesy of Sheldon Rilliet, Alain Pinel, REALTORS : 1 - ALPR04
247 Hearst Avenue
$698,000 
247 Hearst Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
865 sq. ft.
Listed 1/13/2015
Courtesy of Richard Whipple, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate J.F. Finnegan
362 Arleta Avenue
$680,000 
362 Arleta Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1077 sq. ft.
Listed 1/10/2015
Courtesy of Nariman Zaheri, Comax Realty Inc
4836 3rd Street
$678,888 
4836 3rd Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2420 sq. ft.
Listed 1/21/2015
Courtesy of Huey Nguyen, VS Realty & Loans Inc
255 Bridgeview Dr.
$650,000 
255 Bridgeview Dr.
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1075 sq. ft.
Listed 12/22/2014
Courtesy of Bill Senter, San Jose Main
1458 NEWCOMB Avenue
$615,000  (Contingent)
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
603 Natoma Street 309
$560,000 
603 Natoma Street 309
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
502 sq. ft.
Listed 1/23/2015
Courtesy of Rick Barrelier, KW Peninsula Estates
1428 Bush st
$399,000 
1428 Bush st
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

6000 sq. ft.
Listed 1/23/2015
Courtesy of Abe Saadeh, Girouard Properties
3516 Balboa Street
$225,000 
3516 Balboa Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

759 sq. ft.
Listed 1/6/2015
Courtesy of Keith Choy, Partner Equity
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
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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