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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Mission Dolores is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 14,988. Mission Dolores is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mission Dolores offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mission Dolores there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Mission Dolores and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mission Dolores are above average.
About Mission Dolores...
Population
14,988

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,068,548
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,540
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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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
    1,587.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    316.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    699.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,645.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    854.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$104,600
National
$55,322
Families with Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Mission Dolores Reviews

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The best place to live in San Francisco! It has great weather, a wonderful park, excellent restaurants and stores, beautiful Victorians, the oldest historic resource (Mission Dolores Church), arguably the best boulevard (Dolores Street), and the oldest residential neighborhood in San Francisco.
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I have lived in the Mission district of San Francisco for six years and I absolutely love it. The BART train and many bus lines go through this neighborhood. You will find some of the best food in the city here, especially Mexican. There is vibrant art everywhere. Interesting shops and colorful cafes line the streets. People from all cultures intermingle. The Mission provides an eclectic mix gritty bars and clubs, from hipster to Latin to Irish to dive.
I knew from a young age that I was going to have to pay a lot of money to rent in San Francisco. It's fine and all but the place I live in, is very old and a bit outdated. I am thankful for a roof over my head!