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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Downtown / Union Square is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 4,681. Downtown / Union Square is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Downtown / Union Square offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown / Union Square there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Downtown / Union Square and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown / Union Square are highly rated.
About Downtown / Union Square...
Population
4,681

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$347,105
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$983
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    95%
  • Own
    5%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    7,960.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    3,657.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3,958.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    45,374.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,269.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,955
National
$55,322
Families with Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Downtown / Union Square Reviews

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All the big company stores are great clean, feels secure and always some crowd of people. I find most of the staffs friendly. The big company store are mostly surrounded by popular stores, which are pretty secure and many tourists.

There are a lot of local store that I find okay, I find some of their supplied stuff covered in dust (including big company grocery stores). I find most of the locals a lot cheaper and more affordable, although, most locals found around the neighborhoods so I do feel insecure when it gets dark.
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There are only spring, fall and summer in this area. No winters here. It's a pleasure to live in this area with great terrific weather. This weather impacts my life by the fact I can go out for walks anytime of the day. There are now natural disasters in this area. The only essential items in my wardrobe are a sweat jacket thats light.
The people in this area are just a bit phony too me. They don't come right out and tell the truth about certain topics. The area I live in is a little bit separation between races. There is the Mission, Tenderloin and Nob Hill. Some of the people are friendly toward others.