Overview

Deeply rooted in culture and history, North Beach has maintained strong ties to it's Italian heritage with one word: food. Strolling down Columbus Avenue, North Beach impresses with its boutiques, bakeries, and art stores. This easy going neighborhood transforms into an otherworldly experience in the evenings with crowded bars and busy streets.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$825,000 to $2,995,000
  • Closed Prices:$705,000 to $4,550,000
  • Median Sale Price:$1,179,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$1126
  • Association Fee Ranges:$186.29 to $2064,$90 to $3309/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1906 to 2007
  • Sq. Ft.:550 to 6,166Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:less than 1/8 - 1/4 acres

Amenities

This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.

Homes

The community of North Beach offers home buyers a wide variety of designs to choose from.

Where to Live

Largely residential, this are has a wide array of apartment homes and condos. Essential to this area are the Century old authentic lofts, modernized within but still reflecting that "Ol' San Fran" charm exterior. There are expensive three and four-story single-family homes and some top floors offer views of Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Where to Eat

This is the place to go for truly authentic Italian cuisine. The list of Italian restaurants is impressive; many have been featured in magazines and have received the highest awards. Locals love the homemade gnocchi from some of the popular Italian restaurants in North Beach. You will also find Asian and American restaurants nearby and one of the most famous restaurants are off Columbus Avenue.

What You'll See

North Beach is widely creative and supportive of the arts. Italian pottery stores and galleries can be perused in between grabbing a slice of pizza or cup of coffee. At night the streets are animated with patrons taking advantage of the bar scene. A compact layout makes traveling the streets a breeze, which is why North Beach is one of the most beloved neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Friday Night Fun

North Beach is really not for youngsters once the sun goes down. The nightlife scene here is pretty serious and there are numerous jazz clubs, bars, and nightclubs, including the flashing neon lights of some red light entertainment. For a more sophisticated evening, check out the bar in the Basque Hotel, which is a revered lounge rendering a cool vibe with the soothing sounds of electronica. There are other bars in the area that offer subtle enjoyment and are a favorite among locals for good drinks and great looking people.

The Perfect Sunday

With all the exciting adventures to be had, the most popular attraction, oddly enough, is a bookstore. The City Lights Bookstore, once made famous by writers like Jack Kerouac, remains a popular joint for artists, writers, and the creatively-minded locals of San Francisco to swap ideas about the universe. Feeling like an afternoon picnic? Head to Washington Square Park and bask in the lush greenery of this adored park. Facing the architecturally majestic Saints Peter and Paul Church, one could easily forget they are in the city and spend an entire afternoon people-watching.

Locals Love

Nightlife options • Italian cuisine • Artistic vibe.

Locals Don't Love

Public restrooms are scarce • Cost of living high.

Schools

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  • Public
  • Grades K-5
  • 397 Students
(7 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-8
  • 601 Students
(15 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-8
  • 690 Students
(30 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades 9-12
  • 2718 Students
(103 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-8
  • 579 Students
(32 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades 9-12
  • 1909 Students
(150 Reviews)
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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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"Great neighborhood and awesome food!"

North Beach is a great neighborhood and known for its food, especially Italian. Washington Park is a nice place to hangout or bring the dog. Be prepared to walk the hills and pay a premium for a home.