According to Trulia, the top 5 most popular neighborhoods in San Francisco are Pacific Heights, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, South Beach, and Russian Hill (as of the end of May). Pacific Heights and Russian Hill were also among the neighborhoods with the highest average listing price for this time period.
Overall, the eastern half of the city continues to be more popular than the western half. Only two neighborhoods on the western side of the city broke the top 20 list: the Central Sunset and Outer Sunset. With two Muni light rail lines to downtown and close proximity to the beach and Golden Gate Park, the Sunset has just enough going for it to make up for the foggier weather of western San Francisco.
With San Francisco’s downtown being located on the northeastern side of the city, it’s understandable that the most popular neighborhoods are those closest to downtown and the Financial District. There’s still a divide between the ritzy, classic neighborhoods of the north (Pacific Heights and Russian Hill) and the modern, hip neighborhoods of the south (South Beach, Mission Bay, SOMA, and Potrero Hill). But most interesting about Trulia’s findings is that the number 2 and 3 slots are occupied by neighborhoods that are attractive to both groups. Bernal Heights and Noe Valley have reputations for both family-friendly streets and trendy new restaurants, bars, and entertainment, and even better, are the cheapest neighborhoods of the top 5.
To find the right neighborhood for you, contact neighborhood professional Tom Watson at 415.794.1173 or tom@climbSF.com.
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