San Francisco, California 

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+9.5% since 2020

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Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 7.6

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Best Places to Live in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California is a vibrant city with something for everyone. From its iconic Golden Gate Bridge to bustling commercial and shopping districts, visitors can enjoy an array of attractions from all regions of the world. Take in stunning views from Twin Peaks or explore Fisherman's Wharf for a taste of local culture. Music lovers will find plenty to explore in this musically diverse city as well with countless venues and concert halls hosting national acts. With its unique neighborhoods and natural beauty, San Francisco is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
Zip Codes: 94112, 94110, 94122, 94109, 94116, 94121, 94117, 94134, 94118, 94115, 27 total
Cost of Living: 144.0% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

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San Francisco, Ca Housing Market
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What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area

A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


The unemployment rate in San Francisco is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Francisco jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, San Francisco's cost of living is 144.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare San Francisco's Cost of Living

September, August and October are the most pleasant months in San Francisco, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, San Francisco county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 85.3% to 12.7%. More Voting Stats

San Francisco's population is 866,606 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 32.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in San Francisco is Real Estate: $1,471,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.7%.

San Francisco public schools spend $12,975 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.7 students per teacher in San Francisco. More Education

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Housing Market in San Francisco

It's a good time to buy in San Francisco. Home Appreciation is up 2.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in San Francisco is $1,471,200.
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Reviews for San Francisco   148 Reviews
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A Balanced Review After 10 Years - 4/28/2021
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94112, 94110, 94122, 94109, 94116, 94121, 94117, 94134, 94118, 94115, 27 total


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