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Moving to San Francisco is a big move. Perhaps it's for work, family, or other relocation issues, but regardless, moving to the famous Golden Gate Bridge city can be exciting and a little nerve-racking. We're here to make it as easy as possible. If you are relocating to San Francisco, read on a little bit below the listings to learn more about this area and some great things to know before moving to San Francisco.
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Relocating to San Francisco
Known as the "Golden Gate City" or "The Golden City", San Francisco, San Fran, or just Frisco to a lot of locals is the fourth most populated city in California with nearly 1 million residents. It covers a landmass of nearly 47 mi.² at the end of the San Francisco Peninsula making it the second most densely populated US city after New York.
So, if you're planning to move to San Francisco or check out the local suburbs and surrounding areas, here are a few things to know about San Francisco proper and relocating to downtown.
#1. Living in downtown can be expensive.
We are one of the most expensive places to live in California, but that also means we have some high-rise penthouses, luxury condominiums, and beautiful homes in and around the downtown area.
#2. We have a competitive housing market.
Yes, San Francisco is still extremely competitive so it really pays to have a real estate agent who understands the area and knows the market in individual neighborhoods to be able to get the house you really want and the property you need.
#3. Neighborhoods matter.
While, as a real estate agent, we cannot steer you to one neighborhood or the other, we can offer information and tips on different neighborhoods and what might work best for your budget and your lifestyle.
#4. We have great weather.
You won't find it as hot or as human in places like San Diego and because we are by the bay and the water, we have mild and cool weather practically year-round.
#5. We have great transportation.
Our public transportation is some of the top rated in the country. It's one of the best ways to get around whether it's an Uber, the bus, subway system, Metro lines, or light rail.
#6. There's always something to do.
From the cliché Lombard Street to Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, fantastic Pier 39, Muir Woods, and all of the amazing places to eat, a foodie paradise, and activities every single weekend, there's never a lack of things to do, see, and explore.
San Francisco Neighborhoods
The historic center of downtown is the northeast quadrant of the city bordered by Market Street and the waterfront. There are several districts and regions including the Financial district, Union Square, Tenderloin, Fishermen's Wharf, and the Western Addition. In the Southeast, the Mission District, Bernal Heights, Eureka Valley, and the Excelsior District are just a few of the more popular locations. There are currently over 80 micro-neighborhoods and communities throughout San Francisco and finding the perfect one for you is what we do best.
What do locals think of living in San Francisco?
"Originally from San Diego and I must say I love SF so far. For one it’s one of the most diverse and LGBTQ accepting areas in the country. Public transportation is very neat as it makes it very easy to travel. As a student there are amazing universities in the area for my education."
"San Francisco was my first love every body so nice and they help each other too. Health care are amazing also the schools are really good. There is alot of job offering and great opportunities."
"I love San Francisco. Growing up in the city I never appreciated the diversity and pride that I now see as an adult. San Francisco has the best food, people, and landmarks. No matter where I go this city will always be my home." - Niche.com
San Francisco Schools
Most public schools are operated by the San Francisco Unified School District, covering the entire city and County as well as the California State Board of Education for specific charter schools. San Francisco is home to local high school, the oldest public high school in the country west of the Mississippi. There are several early education and preschool programs, the University of California ranked among the top five medical schools in the US, the San Francisco State University part of the California State University, and the University of San Francisco just to name a few secondary education facilities.
San Francisco Real Estate
The San Francisco market is booming; the San Francisco market is cooling down… You'll hear both depending on who you talk to. One thing is for certain, San Francisco real estate prices have always been some of the highest in the state. There are typically over 2000 real estate listings at any one time and about 150 brand-new homes or new construction properties. On average, most homes sell within about 90 days on the market and homes in higher-ranking school districts tend to sell faster. The average list price is between $1 million and $1.5 million for a single-family home. Condominiums are typically priced from $900,000 to $1.4 million.
For more information on all homes for sale in San Francisco or any and all San Francisco real estate listings, browse the active listings above or simply contact my office to schedule a showing. As an active San Francisco real estate professional, I can help you find the right home in the right neighborhood and for the right price.