Do you like your neighborhood?
Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?
No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown San Francisco, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all San Francisco neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in San Francisco are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in San Francisco for 2019:
- Pacific Heights (Homes)
- Noe Valley (Homes)
- Inner Sunset (Homes)
- Seacliff (Homes)
- Marina (Homes)
- Outer Richmond (Homes)
- Haight-Ashbury (Homes)
- West Of Twin Peaks (Homes)
- Presidio Heights (Homes)
- Russian Hill (Homes)
So what’s the best neighborhood to live in San Francisco for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Pacific Heights looks to be the best San Francisco neighborhood to live in.
Read on to see how we determined the places around San Francisco that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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How we determined the best San Francisco hoods in 2019
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in San Francisco, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 34 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In San Francisco.” We’re lookin’ at you, Pacific Heights.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places San Francisco, California has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Pacific Heights is an affluent neighborhood of San Francisco, California, which is known for the notable people who reside in the area. It is located in one of the most scenic and park-like settings in northern California, offering panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, and the Presidio. Its location provides a temperate micro-climate that is clearer, but not always warmer, than many other areas in San Francisco.
Noe Valley is an affluent neighborhood in the central part of San Francisco, California.
The Inner Sunset is bordered by Lincoln Way to the north, Arguello Boulevard to the east, Quintara Street to the south, and 22nd Avenue to the west. This far-east section of the Sunset is located just west of Mount Sutro. The main commercial area is along Irving Street from 5th Avenue to 12th Avenue, which is dotted with a variety of restaurants and shops.
Sea Cliff is a neighborhood in northwestern San Francisco, California. It is known for its large houses and ocean views. Sea Cliff is one of eight master-planned residence parks in San Francisco; its master plan was developed by landscape architect Mark Daniels.
The Marina District is a neighborhood located in San Francisco, California. The neighborhood sits on the site of the 1915 PanamaPacific International Exposition, staged after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to celebrate the reemergence of the city. Aside from the Palace of Fine Arts, all other buildings were demolished to make the current neighborhood. The Marina currently has the highest non-Hispanic white resident percentage of any recognized neighborhood in San Francisco.
Russian Hill is a neighborhood of San Francisco, California, in the United States. It is named after one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In San Francisco
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in San Francisco where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Francisco aren’t all good. Bayview takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in San Francisco.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In San Francisco For 2019
|8||West Of Twin Peaks||21,375|
|21||South Of Market||35,386|