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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$766,722
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,842
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    4,863
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    1,142
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,763
    500
  • Theft
    19,760
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,342
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,402
National
$55,322
Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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it's great for right now with my partner - we can walk almost anywhere we want to go, or take public transit or rideshare for a decent price. it is very busy and "downtown" like, which means that there are a lot of cars and traffic, but also that there's lots to do. never quiet! San Francisco is an amazing tiny city to live in, but definitely getting almost prohibitively expensive for anyone that doesn't make a six figure salary. I can't stay here forever, but it's great for now.
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In the last 10 years the crimes rate has improved dramatically. Police is patrolling often, in fact there is a new police station built. Homeless people still using street for shelter, this is a big concern of mine. Drug addicts are using injections and needless and leaving them on the sidewalk. This is not safe for little children to walk past from or even see.
Don't get me wrong, I love San Francisco. I just feel that it is way too expensive to live a sustainable way of life. Especially for College students living by themselves. Th opportunities here are limitless but everything has a price.