Van Ness-Civic Center


With grand buildings and some of the best "dive food" in the city, Van Ness/ Civic Center offers numerous opportunities for culturally diverse experiences by way of symphonies, ballets, and theatre. Encompassing Civic Center Plaza and the United Nations Plaza, this is the area to visit traditional architectural at its finest or to dine with a wide variety of locally favored restaurants in the neighborhood.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$470,000 to $3,895,000
  • Closed Prices:$454,000 to $3,570,000
  • Median Sale Price:$899,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$1004
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $1351.52,$316 to $1224.29/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.:262 to 2,350Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 3Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres


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

You can find urban living at a relatively reasonable price in this neighborhood. New construction competes with the period Victorians of other neighborhoods but offers contemporary styles and features like heated pools and 24-hour security. High-rises are the majority of housing in Van Ness/Civic Center but also come with amazing views.

Where to Eat

From Cajun to Brazilian and Indian to Japanese cuisine, this is the neighborhood for true foodies at heart. Try the Mela Tandoori Kitchen on Golden Gate Avenue for an interesting twist on Indian and Pakistani fare or dine on Halal/Zabihah meat dishes.

What You'll See

Extensive city governmental buildings within a few square blocks. Protests and demonstrations often held on the grassy plaza of the Civic Center. Professionals stroll the streets next to those patronizing performing arts and museums. Coffee houses, bars, and restaurants draw tourists and locals alike.

Friday Night Fun

Expand your typical notion of a Friday night in the city to include jazz bistros, comedy clubs, and, of course, theater. Enjoy one of the city's most atmospherically intoxicating theaters, Orpheum Theatre, on Market Street. Afterwards, head to one of the numerous bars offering a variety of different crowds, including Ruby Skye on Mason Street, showcasing hip hop, house, and techno. For a quieter evening, check out Hanaro on Geary Street for a peaceful vibe and friendly patrons.

The Perfect Sunday

Visit The Asian Art Museum on Larkin Street, one of the largest museums dedicated to Asian history, art, and culture. Enjoy high tea at popular local destination, The Top of the Mark. Located on the 19th floor of this celebrity and dignitary frequented hotel, customers enjoy 360 degree views of all that San Francisco has to offer. Take a guided tour of the architecturally impressive City Hall or enjoy the outdoors while on a San Francisco City Guides Walking Tour and hear the ins-and-outs of some of the cities most famous buildings.

Locals Love

Restaurant diversity • Modern architecture • Culturally diverse entertainment.

Locals Don't Love

Minimal housing options • Lacking traditional commerce.


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