The charts below track San Francisco MLS home sales by neighborhood, by average sales price and average dollar per square foot ($/sq.ft.), over the longer term. After all, homes are investments that are usually held for 5 to 10 years, and often longer. Note that average sales price is different from median sales price. In many cases, these charts track values for non-distress home sales only in order to provide an apples-to-apples comparison over time. See the definitions tab at left for important context to these analyses.
In 2012,San Francisco neighborhoods began to experience a significant increase in home values owing to a huge surge in buyer demand chasing an extremely limited inventory of homes for sale, and a general improvement of economic conditions in the city and Bay Area. This increase of values may not yet appear in some of the following analyses.
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Prestige Northern San Francisco Neighborhoods: House Values
Sea Cliff, Lake Street, Jordan Park/Laurel Heights, Pacific & Presidio Heights,
Marina, Cow Hollow, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, North Beach, Telegraph Hill
St. Francis Wood House Values
Forest Hill House Values
Sunset/ Parkside/ Golden Gate Heights: House Values
Potrero Hill House Values
Lake Street & Jordan Park: Properties of $1.25m and Above
SF Richmond District House & Condo Values (Inner, Central & Outer Richmond)
Bernal Heights House Values
Miraloma Park House Values
Midtown Terrace House Values
Noe & Eureka Valleys: House Values
Cole Valley, Ashbury & Clarendon Heights, Buena Vista: House Values
Noe, Eureka & Cole Valleys; Ashbury Heights; Buena Vista; Duboce Triangle:
Glen Park House Values
Bayview, Portola, Excelsior House Values (SF Realtor Southeast District 10)
South Beach Condo Values
South of Market (SoMa) Condo Values
Pacific & Presidio Heights, Marina, Cow Hollow: Condo Values
Russian Hill Condo Values
Hayes Valley, Alamo Square, North of Panhandle (NoPa): Condo Values
Noe Valley/ Castro/ Haight District: 2-4 Unit Building Values
Pacific & Presidio Heights, Marina, Cow Hollow, Nob Hill, Russian Hill,
Telegraph Hill, North Beach: 2-4 Unit Building Values
Some Realtor districts contain neighborhoods that are relatively homogeneous in general home values, such as districts 5 and 7, and others contain neighborhoods of wildly different values, such as district 8 which includes both Russian Hill and the Tenderloin.
Statistics such as these are generalities, subject to fluctuations due to a variety of reasons (besides changes in value). Average figures in particular may be distorted by a few sales substantially higher or lower than the norm, especially where the sample size is small. Generally speaking, the fewer the sales, the less reliable the statistics. New-development condo sales not reported to MLS – of which there are quite a few in San Francisco – are not included in this analysis.
All information herein is derived from sources deemed reliable, but may contain errors and omissions, and is subject to revision.