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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Homes for Sale in San Francisco, CA

49 FLORENCE ST
$2,695,000 
49 FLORENCE ST
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 2F/1H Baths
1650 sq. ft.
Listed 4/21/2014
Courtesy of Sheldon Rilliet, Alain Pinel Realtors
1365 PORTOLA DR
$1,990,000 
1365 PORTOLA DR
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 4F/2H Baths
3307 sq. ft.
Listed 4/18/2014
Courtesy of Dickson Sum, JODI Group
2299 MARKET ST UNIT 501
$1,695,000 
2299 MARKET ST UNIT 501
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 2F/1H Baths
1380 sq. ft.
Listed 4/7/2014
Courtesy of Margaret Duffy, Coldwell Banker-Burlingame
1453 48th Ave.
$1,300,000 
1453 48th Ave.
San Francisco, CA

8 Beds, 4/0 Baths
4174 sq. ft.
Listed 3/3/2014
Courtesy of Elena Talis, Los Altos Office
115 HEARST AVE
$1,198,000 
115 HEARST AVE
San Francisco, CA

2740 sq. ft.
Listed 4/23/2014
Courtesy of Linda Trinidad, Alain Pinel Realtors
395 LONDON ST
$1,100,000 
395 LONDON ST
San Francisco, CA

2348 sq. ft.
Listed 4/20/2014
Courtesy of Lourdes Garcia, RE/MAX Westlake
110 RALSTON ST
$1,088,000 
110 RALSTON ST
San Francisco, CA

2764 sq. ft.
Listed 4/19/2014
Courtesy of Philip Watson, Coldwell Banker-Burlingame
252 BROAD ST
$798,800 
252 BROAD ST
San Francisco, CA

2787 sq. ft.
Listed 4/11/2014
Courtesy of Kim Kobara, Elite Realty Services
11 GLORIA CT
$749,000 
11 GLORIA CT
San Francisco, CA

3 Beds, 2F/0H Baths
1440 sq. ft.
Listed 4/11/2014
Courtesy of Robert Garrison, Garrison Properties
224 TARA ST
$699,000 
224 TARA ST
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1F/1H Bath
1440 sq. ft.
Listed 4/11/2014
Courtesy of Leila Sisneros, Today Sothebys International Realty
1670 ALEMANY BL
$688,000 
1670 ALEMANY BL
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1F/0H Bath
1475 sq. ft.
Listed 4/13/2014
Courtesy of Randy Lui, Brokers Connection Incorporated
1325 Geneva Avenue
$569,000 
1325 Geneva Avenue
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1584 sq. ft.
Listed 4/4/2014
Courtesy of Amy Zeng, San Francisco Lakeside
1325 Geneva Ave.
$569,000 
1325 Geneva Ave.
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1584 sq. ft.
Listed 3/7/2014
Courtesy of Jim Zeng, San Francisco Lakeside
338 MUNICH ST
$450,000  (Pending)
338 MUNICH ST
San Francisco, CA

2 Beds, 2F/0H Baths
1386 sq. ft.
Listed 4/21/2014
Courtesy of Jennifer Vera, Integrity Realty
65 LELAND ST
$425,000 
65 LELAND ST
San Francisco, CA

4000 sq. ft.
Listed 4/14/2014
Courtesy of Alex Dabit, Realty World Alliance
700 Congo St
$5,500 
700 Congo St
San Francisco, CA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
Listed 2/18/2014
Courtesy of Cece Doricko, San Francisco Van Ness
3962 Clay St.
Courtesy of Cece Doricko, San Francisco Van Ness
900 Clement St.
Courtesy of Nick Johnson, San Francisco Sunset
2145- 2151 Powell St.
Courtesy of Nick Johnson, San Francisco Sunset
655 Corbett St. #104
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655 Corbett St. #104
San Francisco, CA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
619 sq. ft.
Listed 3/26/2014
Courtesy of Joseph Chav, San Francisco Lakeside

San Francisco, CA Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2014 969 $1,189,301 $993,107

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
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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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San Francisco, CA Neighborhoods & Zip Codes


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