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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
South of Market is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 25,577. South of Market is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in South of Market offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South of Market there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South of Market and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South of Market are highly rated.
About South of Market...
Population
25,577

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$924,757
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,006
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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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
    4,863.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1,142.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,763.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    19,760.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,341.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$124,780
National
$55,322
Families with Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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I’ve lived in SOMA for about six months. It was great before covid because of the convenience but the streets are not safe anymore. There isn’t any park space and I can’t wait to move.
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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.
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.