Downtown San Francisco


Downtown is one of San Francisco's busiest neighborhoods and is the mecca of high-end shopping that attracts hundreds of people daily. This business corridor is alive with huge crowds and is known to have crafty street vendors all along Market Street. Downtown is the home of some luxurious and not so luxurious hotels, and living in this neighborhood is usually restricted to small apartments where you'll find a lot of students and young interns. more
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$449,000 to $5,800,000
  • Closed Prices:$342,264 to $2,415,000
  • Median Sale Price:$890,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$1128
  • Association Fee Ranges:$150 to $1300,$326.4 to $5745/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1900 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:341 to 4,610Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 4Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms


This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.


Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Living in Downtown can be tricky and pricey; you could end up in a small walk-up apartment in a mildly attractive multi-unit building or pay more for a high-rise condo. While the shopping and partying scenes are to rave for, the options for living come with some unappealing amenities. The neighborhood offers plenty of studio apartments along Bush Street in mid to high-rise buildings. There's also the option of community apartments, such as extended stay hotels and short-term stay properties that draw its own unique crowd and it's an affordable alternative for city dwelling.

Where to Eat

Downtown's culinary scene is vast and plentiful. From Market to Bush Street, you can find a variety of dining options, such as a lobster roll or a maple bacon cupcake at the mall or casual restaurants, coffee shops, and diners. Downtown is also known for all its fast food and grab-and-go lunch eateries. On Powell Street, you can get jumbo slices of pizza or a salted pretzel from a street vendor, and along Sutter and Post Streets, you can find some good bar food, casual restaurants, or healthy cuisine.

What You'll See

In Downtown you can expect to see a diverse crowd from all walks of life. There are tourists walking around, business professionals rushing to work, kids hanging outside of the mall, and police officers controlling traffic. Market and Bush Streets are some of the many busy thoroughfares where you will see an equivalent amount of foot and vehicle traffic. You can expect to see lots of craft vendors along the sidewalk on Market Street or around Union Square, as well as street performers on Powell Street next to the massive line for cable car rides.

Friday Night Fun

Downtown's Friday night vibe depends on where you exist in the crowd. You're guaranteed to have some fun in any part of the area. The younger crowd hangs out at the modern movie theater or they go ice skating in Union Square during the winter. There's bowling alleys, art galleries, restaurants, lounges, and upscale bars scattered throughout the neighborhood as well. There are also plenty of lounges and dance clubs along the major thoroughfares for the more mature party crowd.

The Perfect Sunday

A perfect Sunday in Downtown consists of shopping or just window-shopping at the high-end boutiques down Market Street. You can also check out the chocolate samples at the fudge stand for a sweet treat. Try a matinee at the theater that's located on top of a popular retailer building and then walk over to Geary Street for lunch on top of the Macy's building overlooking Union Square.

Locals Love

Wide selection of restaurants • Shopping on Market Street • Entertainment options.

Locals Don't Love

Traffic on main streets • High cost of living • Crowds and tourists.


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