The map shows where residents in the San Francisco metro area and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

San Francisco, CA map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

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The most desired areas tend to be in the central parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the northeast regions.

Median house prices in San Francisco, CA are $1,040,270, meaning San Francisco homes are much more expensive than the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Indianapolis, IN and Charlotte, NC, and found homes in San Francisco cost much more.

Compared to California, San Francisco home prices are more expensive than the state's average of $730,840. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in San Francisco, CA.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within San Francisco varies moderately.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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