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  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
    A
South of Market is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California with a population of 39,050. 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 above average.
About South of Market...
Population
39,050

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$624,028
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,893
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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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
$103,549
National
$55,322
Families with Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    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.