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

1226 ANZA Street
$1,588,000 
1226 ANZA Street
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2325 sq. ft.
Listed 10/19/2014
Courtesy of Lloyd Chen, Coldwell Banker
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
1464 KANSAS Street
$1,295,000 
1464 KANSAS Street
San Francisco, CA

2533 sq. ft.
Listed 10/28/2014
Courtesy of Bryan Jacobs, Realsmart Properties
1464 KANSAS Street
$1,295,000 
1464 KANSAS Street
San Francisco, CA

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2533 sq. ft.
Listed 10/27/2014
Courtesy of Bryan Jacobs, Realsmart Properties
111 CLEARFIELD Drive
$1,250,000 
111 CLEARFIELD Drive
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1852 sq. ft.
Listed 10/13/2014
Courtesy of Mark Kaprielian, Coldwell Banker
1915 11th Avenue
$1,149,000 
1915 11th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1450 sq. ft.
Listed 8/21/2014
Courtesy of Jim Laufenberg, San Francisco Market Street
208 WARREN Drive
$949,000 
208 WARREN Drive
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1418 sq. ft.
Listed 10/29/2014
Courtesy of Patrick Cunningham, Keller Williams Los Gatos Estates
2114 28TH Avenue
$849,000 
2114 28TH Avenue
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1375 sq. ft.
Listed 10/28/2014
Courtesy of Irina Sikela, Advanced RES
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
3027 RIVERA Street
$795,000 Price reduced from $849,000 (-$54,000)
3027 RIVERA Street
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1228 sq. ft.
Listed 8/29/2014
Courtesy of Mark Kaprielian, Coldwell Banker
360 GUERRERO Street 305
$749,000 
360 GUERRERO Street 305
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
922 sq. ft.
Listed 10/25/2014
Courtesy of Dennis Bettencourt, Innovestors Real Estate Solutions, Inc
225 VICTORIA Street
$679,000 
225 VICTORIA Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Listed 10/31/2014
Courtesy of Vincent Heung, JODI Group
681 COLBY Street
$648,800  (Contingent)
681 COLBY Street
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1680 sq. ft.
Listed 9/5/2014
Courtesy of Philip Watson, Coldwell Banker-Burlingame
557 Fillmore Street #5
$599,000 
557 Fillmore Street #5
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
818 sq. ft.
Listed 8/29/2014
Courtesy of Tara Burke, San Francisco Lombard
8100 Oceanview Terrace # 423
$599,000 
8100 Oceanview Terrace # 423
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1186 sq. ft.
Listed 8/4/2014
Courtesy of Robert Kinoshita, San Francisco Lombard
519 Nevada St
$499,000 
519 Nevada St
San Francisco, CA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
912 sq. ft.
Listed 8/29/2014
Courtesy of Leslie Drury, Castro Valley
1610 BIRCHWOOD Court
$450,000  (Contingent)
1610 BIRCHWOOD Court
Daly City, CA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1200 sq. ft.
Listed 10/27/2014
Courtesy of Tony Gabb, RE/MAX Star Properties
1660 SHAFTER Avenue
$328,000 
1660 SHAFTER Avenue
San Francisco, CA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
510 sq. ft.
Listed 10/24/2014
Courtesy of Ron Davis, Ron Davis & Company
1096 Union Street
$199,000 
1096 Union Street
San Francisco, CA

900 sq. ft.
Listed 10/29/2014
Courtesy of Keith A. Choy, Partner Equity
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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