Where You Dream Matters
- First is the interactive map above which details overall (very general) house and condo median sales prices by neighborhood for sales occurring in the past 12 months.
- The second part, starting below: Tables breaking down home sales by bedroom count, property type, median sales prices and average dollar per square foot values.
- Charts illustrating in what neighborhoods you will you find the biggest selection of listings in your price range.
- The last section, following the second neighborhood map, looks at specific districts in the city and breaks down the number of sales by price segment and bedroom count within each one – for example, if you want to buy a 3-bedroom house in the Noe Valley area for between $1.5m and $2m – how many sales are there?
Median sales price is that price at which half the sales occurred for less and half for more. Average dollar per square foot reflects the livable interior space of a home and does not include garages, storage, rooms built without a permit, decks or outdoor space – not all sales report square footage, and interior square footage can be measured in different ways. Both of these statistics are generalities that disguise a huge variety of values in the underlying individual sales.
The charts below are based upon San Francisco home sales reported to MLS in 2017, breaking out the neighborhoods with, generally speaking, the most sales within given price points. Other neighborhoods not listed did sometimes have smaller numbers of sales within given price segments.
Buying Condos & Co-ops
The overall SF median condo price in 2017 was $1,150,000, and sales of studios, 1BR and 2BR units at price ranges under $2m occur in most areas of the city that have substantial condo markets. Obviously, you will get smaller units in the most expensive neighborhoods.
Home Sales & Prices within SF Districts/Neighborhoods
These charts below give much more detail than a single median sales price for, say, a 3-bedroom house in the Sunset District. If you already know the neighborhoods or areas of San Francisco you wish to concentrate on in your home search, these breakdowns will give you a better idea of what you will be able to find at different price points within each one. The following are generally by Realtor district. Sometimes, there is a wide variation of prices within a single district.
Pacific & Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow & Marina
(Realtor District 7)
Russian, Nob & Telegraph Hills; North Beach & Waterfront; Financial District
(Realtor District 8 North)
This area also has a very small number of typically very expensive house sales.
Van Ness Corridor, Civic Center, Downtown
(Realtor District 8 South)
Noe, Eureka (Castro) & Cole Valleys: Ashbury, Corona, Clarendon, Parnassus Heights;
Buena Vista; Duboce Triangle, Glen Park; Mission Dolores; Haight Ashbury
(Realtor District 5)
South of Market (SoMa), South Beach, Yerba Buena, Mission Bay
(Realtor District 9 North)
Potrero Hill, Inner Mission, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch (Central Waterfront)
(Realtor District 9 South)
Inner, Central & Outer Richmond; Sea Cliff; Lake Street;
Jordan Park/Laurel Heights; Lone Mountain
(Realtor District 1)
Hayes Valley, Lower Pacific Heights, North of Panhandle (NoPa),
Alamo Square, Anza Vista, Western Addition
(Realtor District 6)
This district also has a small number of house sales, mostly in Lower Pacific Heights.
St. Francis Wood, Forest Hill, West Portal, Miraloma Park, Sunnyside, Midtown Terrace,
Mt. Davidson, Forest Knolls, Diamond Heights, Balboa & Ingleside Terraces,
Sherwood Forest, Monterey Heights, Forest Hill Extension
(Realtor District 4)
This district is broken into 2 sections, a western one centered around St. Francis Wood (generally with bigger, more expensive homes), and an eastern section centered around Miraloma Park. There is also a relatively small number of condo sales in this district, mostly occurring in Diamond Heights.
Inner, Central and Outer Sunset & Parkside; Golden Gate Heights
(Realtor District 2)
This district also has a small number of condo sales, mostly in the Inner Sunset.
Bayview, Bayview Heights, Silver Terrace, Portola, Excelsior, Visitacion Valley, Crocker
Amazon, Outer Mission, Mission Terrace, Candlestick and Hunter’s Points
(Realtor District 10)
Lakeshore, Lakeside, Pine Lake Park, Stonestown, Merced Manor & Heights,
Ingleside & Ingleside Heights, Oceanview
(Realtor District 3)
There is also a number of condo sales in District 3,
mostly in Ingleside, Ingleside Heights & Stonestown.
These 2 charts below track San Francisco luxury home sales by price range and neighborhood. In these charts.
San Francisco Home Sales with Views
SF is a city known for its wide variety of gorgeous views, which can add substantially to the value of a home so graced. Of all the house sales in 2016, only 88 reported having a Golden Gate Bridge view, and some of those were peek-a-boo views (i.e. if you lean out the bathroom window on the top floor) or roof deck views. A full-on, panoramic view of the GG Bridge from Pacific Heights adds over $1 million to the median house price there. Unsurprisingly, condos have the most, and most spectacular, views due to high-rise condo projects.
San Francisco Home Sales by Bedroom Count
SAN FRANCISCO REALTOR DISTRICTS
District 1 (Northwest): Sea Cliff, Lake Street, Richmond (Inner, Central, Outer), Jordan Park/Laurel Heights, Lone Mountain
District 2 (West): Sunset & Parkside (Inner, Central, Outer), Golden Gate Heights
District 3 (Southwest): Lake Shore, Lakeside, Merced Manor, Merced Heights, Ingleside, Ingleside Heights, Oceanview
District 4 (Central SW): St. Francis Wood, Forest Hill, West Portal, Forest Knolls, Diamond Heights, Midtown Terrace, Miraloma Park, Sunnyside, Balboa Terrace, Ingleside Terrace, Mt. Davidson Manor, Sherwood Forest, Monterey Heights, Westwood Highlands
District 5 (Central): Noe Valley, Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights (Castro, Liberty Hill), Cole Valley, Glen Park, Corona Heights, Clarendon Heights, Ashbury Heights, Buena Vista Park, Haight Ashbury, Duboce Triangle, Twin Peaks, Mission Dolores, Parnassus Heights
District 6 (Central North): Hayes Valley, North of Panhandle (NOPA), Alamo Square, Western Addition, Anza Vista, Lower Pacific Heights
District 7 (North): Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow, Marina
District 8 (Northeast): Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Financial District, North Waterfront, Downtown, Van Ness/ Civic Center, Tenderloin
District 9 (East): SoMa, South Beach, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bernal Heights, Inner Mission, Yerba Buena
District 10 (Southeast): Bayview, Bayview Heights, Excelsior, Portola, Visitacion Valley, Silver Terrace, Mission Terrace, Crocker Amazon, Outer Mission
Some Realtor districts contain neighborhoods that are relatively homogeneous in general home values, such as districts 5 and 7, and others contain neighborhoods of wildly different values, such as district 8 which, for example, includes both Russian Hill and the Tenderloin.
As always, the quality of the specific location and the range of amenities of the property; its curb appeal, condition, size and graciousness; and the existence and quality of parking, views and outside space can all significantly impact unit values.These analyses were made in good faith with data from sources deemed reliable, but they may contain errors and are subject to revision. Statistics are generalities and how they apply to any specific property is unknown without a tailored comparative market analysis. Sales statistics of one month generally reflect offers negotiated 4 – 6 weeks earlier. Median sales prices often change with even the smallest change in the period of time or parameters of the analysis. All numbers should be considered approximate.