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

226 CABRILLO ST
$2,950,000 
226 CABRILLO ST
San Francisco, CA

3186 sq. ft.
Listed 7/17/2014
Courtesy of Kevin Su, Reliant Loans & Realty
16 ORIZABA AVE
$1,099,500 
16 ORIZABA AVE
San Francisco, CA

6 Beds, 6F/0H Baths
4136 sq. ft.
Listed 7/28/2014
Courtesy of Sana Wen, Coldwell Banker Infiniti Group
1374 UTAH ST
$1,098,000 
1374 UTAH ST
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 3F/0H Baths
2043 sq. ft.
Listed 7/25/2014
Courtesy of Jaziel Brey, Girouard Properties
8 SHERWOOD CT
$1,078,000 
8 SHERWOOD CT
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 3F/0H Baths
1812 sq. ft.
Listed 7/18/2014
Courtesy of William Gilmarti, Gilmartin Group
2567 31ST AVE
$999,000 
2567 31ST AVE
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2F/0H Baths
1872 sq. ft.
Listed 7/15/2014
Courtesy of Anne Chou, Evergreen Realty
254 WINDING WAY
$988,000 
254 WINDING WAY
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 4F/0H Baths
2000 sq. ft.
Listed 7/30/2014
Courtesy of Sophie Lee, Gold Cal Real Estate & Investment
2634 23rd Avenue
$899,000 
2634 23rd Avenue
San Francsico, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1575 sq. ft.
Listed 6/9/2014
Courtesy of Reid Rankin, San Francisco Lakeside
648 LISBON ST
$888,000 
648 LISBON ST
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 2F/0H Baths
1643 sq. ft.
Listed 7/29/2014
Courtesy of John Kenny, Century 21 Baldini Realty
250 KING ST UNIT 960
$739,000 
250 KING ST UNIT 960
San Francisco, CA

1 Bed, 1F/0H Bath
909 sq. ft.
Listed 5/9/2014
Courtesy of Amy Brenner, Coldwell Banker-Burlingame
886 Dartmouth
$650,000 
886 Dartmouth
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1141 sq. ft.
Listed 6/16/2014
Courtesy of Gian Marco Martinelli , San Francisco Lombard
1165 REVERE AVE
$650,000 
1165 REVERE AVE
San Francisco, CA

2500 sq. ft.
Listed 5/10/2014
Courtesy of Gregory Cohn, Coldwell Banker
414 Faxon Avenue
$631,760 
414 Faxon Avenue
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
950 sq. ft.
Listed 5/19/2014
Courtesy of Gian Marco Martinelli , San Francisco Lombard
118 ARCH ST
$549,000 
118 ARCH ST
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1F/0H Bath
668 sq. ft.
Listed 7/26/2014
Courtesy of Ugesh "Yogi" Singh, Re/Max Accord
20 Eugenia Ave
$425,000 
20 Eugenia Ave
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1028 sq. ft.
Listed 7/16/2014
Courtesy of Janice Lee, SF Pacific Heights
3981 ALEMANY BL UNIT 214
$410,000 
3981 ALEMANY BL UNIT 214
San Francisco, CA

1 Bed, 1F/0H Bath
687 sq. ft.
Listed 7/25/2014
Courtesy of Joseph Focha, Prudential California Realty
988 FULTON ST UNIT 322
$399,000 
988 FULTON ST UNIT 322
San Francisco, CA

0 Bed, 1F/0H Bath
417 sq. ft.
Listed 7/17/2014
Courtesy of Hisakazu Kurahashi, Okamoto & Co., T., R.E. Broker
22 Eugenia Ave
$395,000 
22 Eugenia Ave
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
953 sq. ft.
Listed 7/16/2014
Courtesy of Janice Lee, SF Pacific Heights
152 DELTA ST
$288,888 
152 DELTA ST
San Francisco, CA

Listed 7/29/2014
Courtesy of Samar Jweinat, KW Peninsula Estates
154 DELTA ST
$288,888 
154 DELTA ST
San Francisco, CA

Listed 7/29/2014
Courtesy of Samar Jweinat, KW Peninsula Estates
122 ARCH ST
$249,000 
122 ARCH ST
San Francisco, CA

Listed 7/26/2014
Courtesy of Ugesh "Yogi" Singh, Re/Max Accord

San Francisco, CA Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
APR-JUN 2014 646 $1,231,704 $1,041,783

San Francisco, CA School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO K-12 94109 No Rating
HAYWARD UNIFIED K-12 94544 3
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
Ratings provided by GreatSchools.net

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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