2017 Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in San Francisco Metro

Explore the best neighborhoods to raise a family based on public schools, crime rates, cost of living, and family-friendly amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other data sources.

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  1. 1

    Presidio National Park

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
  2. 2

    St. Francis Wood

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  3. 3

    Balboa Terrace

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
    Niche User:The main reason I chose this neighborhood is because it is close to San Francisco State University. I was fortunate enough to find a place that was within my budget. I like this section of San Francisco because a lot of families live here and most days are relatively quiet.
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  4. 4

    Forest Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  5. 5

    Candlestick Point

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Monterey Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:San Francisco, and West Portal in particular, is a family oriented, area of the Bay. I love living here and it is an easy commute to downtown San Francisco and Silicon Vally.
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  7. 7

    Seacliff

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Ashbury Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:Wonderful part of San Francisco! Very safe neighborhood, close to great local restaurants and shops, and a short commute to the downtown / financial district. The most peaceful neighborhood in the city that's as central as it is. Would definitely live here again.
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    Forest Knolls

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Sherwood Forest

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    West Portal

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 9 reviews
    Current Resident:I love it here! I feel safe, it is diverse and muni, coffee shops, eateries and book stores are all walkable!
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    Fairmount

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
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    Presidio Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Ingleside Terraces

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
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    Mt. Davidson Manor

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Noe Valley

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Presidio Terrace

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Golden Gate Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 11 reviews
    Niche User:I've liked here almost a year and I've never had any problems with crimes.
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    Parnassus Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Cow Hollow

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Central Waterfront

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Merced Manor

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Lake Street

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
    Niche User:At the center of a lot of growth and opportunity
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    Laguna Honda

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Laurel Heights / Jordan Park

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA