Lower Bottoms

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$530,000 to $1,199,000
  • Closed Prices:$425,000 to $1,055,000
  • Median Sale Price:$665,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$511
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $353.5,$100 to $450/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1880 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:765 to 9,999Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 9999Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres

Where to Live

As a neighborhood on the upswing, there are a number of housing options where homebuyers can find a mix of single-family homes and attached homes. Choices include renovated Victorian homes throughout the neighborhood and some new construction condominiums and lofts with plenty of amenities. There are also a few apartment buildings. Residences located near Interstate 880 or the BART station will experience more noise and traffic.

Where to Eat

Although Lower Bottoms doesn’t have a large selection of restaurants to choose from, it does offer a few local restaurants that serve American fare. Locals enjoy casual dining spots for breakfast or lunch along Filbert Street or 3rd Street. Other restaurants in the vicinity include soul food on Mandela Parkway as well as sandwich shops or Chinese take-out on 10th Street.

What You'll See

The Village Bottoms Cultural District aims to revitalize the neighborhood’s culture and history with local community organizers. With the neighborhood in the middle of a transition, you’ll see new construction and homes renovations happening throughout the community. Many of the renovated homes are old Victorians that are getting modern updates. Lower Bottoms is a predominantly residential area so expect to see families with children as well as professionals from all walks of life.

Friday Night Fun

On a typical Friday night in Lower Bottoms, locals tend to go out for dinner and drinks. One of the Senegalese restaurants in the neighborhood provides not only authentic cuisine, but it is also a bar and dance club on the weekends. Afterward, residents stop in at one of the local bars to hear some soul music. End the evening by getting a coffee at a café on Broadway that’s open until midnight.

The Perfect Sunday

A perfect Sunday in Lower Bottoms starts with a hearty and authentic soul food breakfast at one of the restaurants in the neighborhood. View a piece of cinema history by visiting the 16th Street Train Station, which was the movie set for the 2005 film “Rent.” End your Sunday with a leisurely stroll throughout the community and view the architectural styles of the rehabbed Victorian homes in the area.

Locals Love

• Renovated Victorian homes • • Easy access to BART stations • • Close proximity to San Francisco • Diverse community.

Locals Don't Love

• Lack of nightlife and entertainment options • • Few restaurants • • Traffic congestion and noise from the I-880.


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