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SF District Map

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10

DISTRICT 1 – NORTHWEST

Neighborhoods:

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

Commonly referred to as “The Richmond District”, District 1 is in the northwest corner of San Francisco and developed initially in the late 19th century. It is commonly known for its proximity to parks and scenic views as it is surrounded by nature. It runs north of the Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach and just south of Lincoln Park and Park Presidio. With the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge in view, the neighborhoods in District 1 have distinct personalities. Housing ranges from modest single-family homes, to luxury condominiums, and amazing waterfront properties.The area is generally foggy due to its proximity to the ocean. It is one of the city’s largest as a whole, both in terms of housing stock and population. District 1 also offers a variety of shops, restaurants, outdoor activities, and fascinating historical sites.

DISTRICT 2 – CENTRAL WEST

Neighborhoods:

  • Central Sunset
  • Golden Gate Heights
  • Inner Parkside
  • Outer Parkside
  • Outer Sunset
  • Parkside

Commonly referred to as “The Sunset District”, District 2 is situated alongside Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach. It is one of the foggier neighborhoods in San Francisco and is one of the largest in terms of geographic size, number of houses, and population. It has a cozy small town feel with a strong sense of community and many family owned businesses. It is served well by public transportation, so it is easily accessible to other parts of the city. 

Before construction of the Twin Peaks Tunnel in 1917, the Sunset was a large sparsely inhabited area of large sand dunes known as the “Outside Lands.” Today the homes in District 2 have been renovated over time with varying interior architecture and design styles. Golden Gate Heights is a more sophisticated neighborhood known for its views, winding streets, and upscale residences. Whereas Sunset and Parkside Heights are known for single family homes with good schools and family owned businesses.

DISTRICT 3 – SOUTHWEST

Neighborhoods:

  • Ingleside
  • Ingleside Heights
  • Lake Shore
  • Lakeside
  • Merced Heights
  • Merced Manor
  • Oceanview
  • Pine Lake Park
  • Stonestown

Sometimes referred to as “Lake Merced District”, District 3 was one of the last districts developed in San Francisco. Today, it is home to the San Francisco Zoo, Lake Merced, Stonestown Galleria Mall & Lakeshore Plaza, San Francisco State University Campus, and City College of San Francisco among other attractions. 

There is a range of single family homes, apartments, townhomes, and condos that provide housing options to a wide range of budgets and lifestyles. Neighborhoods are primarily residential with upscale single family homes in Pine Lake Park and Merced Manor. Student housing is scattered primarily through Merced Heights and Stonestown. Easy access to the Muni as well as to the 1 and 280 Freeways make transportation seamless in District 3. 

DISTRICT 4 – TWIN PEAKS WEST

Neighborhoods:

  • Balboa Terrace
  • Diamond Heights
  • Forest Hill
  • Forest Hill Extension
  • Ingleside Terrace
  • Midtown Terrace
  • Miraloma Park
  • Monterey Heights
  • Mount Davidson Manor
  • Saint Francis Woods
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Sunnyside
  • West Portal
  • Westwood Highlands
  • Westwood Park

Commonly referred to as “Twin Peaks West”, District 4 is arguably one of the most upscale districts located on the southwestern side of Twin Peaks and Mt. Davidson. It is located in an area which, prior to the opening of Twin Peaks Tunnel in 1918, was fairly inaccessible from downtown San Francisco and mostly scenic land. 

District 4 is home to 16 neighborhoods and feels much more suburban than other districts. St. Francis Wood, Forrest Hill, and Balboa Terrace are some of the most exclusive and prestigious in the city. West Portal is a vibrant community with great restaurants and upscale businesses. Family-friendly Diamond Heights, Ingleside Terrace and Sunnyside are close to I-280. You will find many luxury single family homes throughout the area, and easy access to Highways 101 and 280.

DISTRICT 5 – CENTRAL

Neighborhoods:

  • Buena Vista
  • Ashbury Heights
  • Clarendon Heights
  • Cole Valley – Parnassus Heights
  • Corona Heights
  • Duboce Triangle
  • Eureka Valley – Dolores Heights
  • Glen Park
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Mission Dolores
  • Noe Valley
  • Twin Peaks

Commonly referred to as the “Central District”, District 5 is the heart of San Francisco being home to the famous Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, and Noe Valley. 

District 5 is home to some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. With a mix of trees, parks, historic buildings, single family homes, apartments, lofts and new condo developments – this district has it all. Twin Peaks, Mission Dolores Park, and Buena Vista parks are popular amongst residents and tourists and often sunnier than other neighborhoods. Easily commute to other parts of the city and downtown from Glen Park BART station in addition to Muni lines, tech shuttles, bike lanes, and Highways 101 and 280.

DISTRICT 6 – CENTRAL NORTH

Neighborhoods:

  • Alamo Square
  • Anza Vista
  • Hayes Valley
  • Lower Pacific Heights
  • North Panhandle
  • Western Addition

Commonly referred to as the “Western Addition” due to its development immediately west of downtown San Francisco, District 6 is a vibrant and diverse part of the city. It is one of the only areas to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire with its architecture nearly untouched by time. It boasts some of the city’s finest original Victorian homes like the famous “Painted Ladies” near the edge of Alamo Square Park with amazing views of downtown San Francisco. 

Hayes Valley is a charming revitalized neighborhood full of trendy boutiques, restaurants and growing condo developments. Lower Pacific Heights is nestled between Pacific Heights, the Fillmore District, Laurel Heights, and Japantown with tons of shopping options.

DISTRICT 7 – NORTH

Neighborhoods:

  • Cow Hollow
  • Marina
  • Pacific Heights
  • Presidio Heights

Known for its “Old San Francisco” feel, District 7 is at the northernmost point of the city with historic mansions of Pacific and Presidio Heights as well as vibrant restaurant and nightlife scenes of Cow Hollow and Marina. This district’s large single family homes, luxury condos and gracious mansions are some of the best in the city for the affluent. 

This district has plentiful boutiques and shopping, in addition to being home to a number of parks, including former military airstrip  Crissy Field, Fort Mason, home of SFMOMA’s Artist Gallery and Marina Green (a 74-acre stretch of grass that has some of the best views in the city). Pacific Heights offers some of the allure of the affluent and is known to be one of the most expensive neighborhoods in San Francisco. Some homes have views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay, Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, and the Presidio. 

DISTRICT 8 – NORTHEAST

Neighborhoods:

  • Downtown San Francisco
  • Financial District – Barbary Coast
  • Nob Hill
  • North Beach
  • North Waterfront
  • Russian Hill
  • Telegraph Hill
  • Tenderloin
  • Van Ness – Civic Center

District 8 is famous for its iconic sites including Chinatown, shopping in Union Square, Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Wharf, skyscrapers in the Financial District, and world class dining. It is a tourist destination in addition to one of the largest financial centers in the world. This district boasts of vibrant entertainment, arts, dining and shopping scenes. Unlike other districts, these neighborhoods vary in appeal and value. 

Nob Hill has stately historic properties and many of San Francisco’s best hotels. Russian Hill sits atop some of the tallest hills in the city and is most famous for “Lombard Street” or the crookedest street in the world. Telegraph Hill/North Beach is known for its Italian heritage and exciting nightlife. San Francisco’s Chinatown was established in 1848 and is the oldest in North America with one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia. District 8 is a commuter’s dream easily walkable to other neighborhoods. Each area is typically served by cable cars in addition to the Muni Metro and BART lines. 

DISTRICT 9 – CENTRAL EAST

District 9 is developing and one of the most up and coming areas to invest in. While some of its neighborhoods were traditionally residential, others were once home to factories, shipping yards, and warehouses. It is now home to the Giants Stadium Oracle Park and Chase Center. 

Soma, South Beach, and Mission Bay are popular for luxury high rise lofts and multi unit condominium living. Mission Bay specifically is one of San Francisco’s newest neighborhoods; home to high growth startups and many techie residents. There is a wide variety of activities to enjoy including sports entertainment, kayaking, Mission Rock, and tons of Bay jogging trails. Potrero Hill and Bernal Heights have a small town family vibe with cottages and single family homes/lofts. The inner Mission is a vibrant part of the Latino community as well as ethnically diverse. There is excellent public transportation with the site of the Transbay Transit Terminal as well as easy access to Highway 101, I280 and I-80 make commuting in all directions providing convenience for residents. 

Neighborhoods:

  • Bernal Heights
  • Financial District – Barbary Coast
  • Central Waterfront – Dogpatch
  • Inner Mission
  • Mission Bay
  • Potrero Hill
  • South Beach
  • South of Market
  • Yerba Buena

DISTRICT 10 – SOUTH EAST

Neighborhoods:

  • Bayview
  • Bayview Heights
  • Candlestick Point
  • Crocker Amazon
  • Excelsior
  • Hunters Point
  • Little Hollywood
  • Mission Terrace
  • Outer Mission
  • Portola
  • Silver Terrace
  • Visitacion Valley

Many of District 10’s  neighborhoods (Bayview, Crocker Amazon, Excelsior, Hunters Point, Outer Mission and Visitacion Valley) were originally part of the “Rancho Rincón de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo”, a large Mexican land grant given in 1839 by California Governor Protem Manual Jimeno to Jose Cornelio Bernal. Today it is a light industrial area with some residential neighborhoods that are economically depressed. It is one of the biggest areas for potential growth and development. 

It also offers recreational activities such as two lakes, jogging, and hiking trails as well as a public pool. It has the second largest park to Golden Gate, including Balboa Park, the charming Cayuga Park, the Crocker Amazon Playground, as well Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

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