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Neighborhoods According To San Francisco Association Of Realtors

San Francisco has 10 unique SFAR districts – which are further broken into sub-disctricts or neighborhoods. Please use the map below and follow individual districts for details on the City’s neighborhoods and their description.

DISTRICT 1 – NORTHWEST

District 1 is the area in the northwest corner of San Francisco, running north of the Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach and just south of Lincoln Park and Park Presidio. It is often referred as the Richmond District, offering a wide array of outdoor activities, fascinating historical sites and shops and restaurants, being one of the most desirable areas in San Francisco.

This area can be foggy but has more gentle hills than other parts of the city and includes some great scenic views. Each neighborhood has a distinct personality, and housing ranges from modest single-family homes, to sleek condominiums, to gracious properties looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Victorian and Edwardian styles are often found in Lake Street and Sea Cliff neighborhood and Marina style in Central and Outer Richmond.

The main streets are Geary Street, the main transportation corridor along with most of the commercial activities in the area, and Clement Street, which is another large shopping street running from 3rd Street to about 12th Ave.

Neighborhoods:

  • Central Richmond
  • Inner Richmond
  • Jordan Park – Laurel Heights
  • Lake Mountain
  • Lone Mountain
  • Outer Richmond
  • Seacliff

DISTRICT 2 – CENTRAL WEST

District 2 is located in central west San Francisco bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Golden Gate Park on the north. It is more commonly recognized as the Sunset District which originally consisted of sand dunes stretching out to the ocean.

It was originally a quiet district until after the construction of the Twin Peaks Tunnel in 1918. Early homes in those days were sometimes created out of abandoned streetcars. You can see a few of those historic homes still standing today!

Most of the buildings were neatly constructed in the mid 1940’s after WWII. You may think all many houses look the same from outside, but you will be surprised at the varying interior architecture, styles and designs that have been introduced to the homes.
The area is one of the foggier districts of San Francisco, yet offers the feel of a cute small town in the middle of the city. The N-Judah and L-Taraval MUNI light rail system lines are nearby, providing convenient access to downtown. Proximity to Golden Gate Park is always a plus as well. The Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods are family-oriented and have a community feeling with modest single-family homes, good schools, and many family-owned businesses. Golden Gate Heights, which rises above the flats, is a little more crafted and characterized by sweeping views, winding streets, and upscale homes.

Neighborhoods:

Central Sunset, Golden Gate Heights, Inner Parkside, Outer Parkside, Outer Sunset, and Parkside

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