2017 Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in San Francisco Metro

Explore the best neighborhoods for young professionals based on the number of millennial residents, job opportunities, and access to bars, restaurants, and affordable housing. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and other sources.

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    Showplace Square

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Rincon Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Lower Haight

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 7 reviews
    Current Resident:The Lower Haight has all of the pros of living in a metropolitan bohemia and not really any of the cons - with the exception of an increase in real estate, as well as some crime (but this is true of almost any highly populated area that's in large demand). It's right at the center of the San Francisco, which conveniently can get you to anywhere you need to go in a quick bind.
    It's Haight Ashbury's cooler younger sister, without all of the hippies from Golden Gate Park roaming around aimlessly.
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    Mint Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Mission Dolores

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 5 reviews
    Current Resident: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.
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    Potrero Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 35 reviews
    Current Resident:Great views of the city. This is your place if you enjoy resting in a low key neighborhood of San Francisco, but having easy access to get to the city or highways to get out of town.
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    South Beach

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Forest Knolls

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Inner Sunset

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 5 reviews
    Current Resident:I love the inner sunset, every little & BIG thing about it. It's such a friendly, safe, and welcoming neighborhood.
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    Polk Gulch

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Dogpatch

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Central Waterfront

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Mission Bay

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 3 reviews
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    Presidio National Park

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

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Duboce Triangle

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 6 reviews
    Niche User:Safe area, however city is small so people can wander into safe neighborhood.
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    Cole Valley

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
    Current Resident:Cole valley is a wonderful mix of quiet community with a dusting of commercialism. You have historic Kezar Staduim, first home of the 49ers. UCSF hospital on the hill to learn and be cared for. Even a litany of small restaurants to dine and enjoy the beauty of the city. The streets are small, but generally quiet, while people walk (or run) to enjoy the wonderful days in Cole valley.
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    Buena Vista

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 5 reviews
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    Dolores Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Financial District

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Haight Ashbury

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 3 reviews
    Niche User:Weather is amazing, and people are pretty laid back
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    Hayes Valley

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Nob Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 9 reviews
    Current Resident:Nob Hill is one of the safest, and well-to-do neighborhoods in San Francisco. There are tons of restaurants and bars within walking distance, and most all popular areas are within walking distance as well. Transportation is phenomenal as there are several efficient bus lines that can take you anywhere, there's there notorious cable car with connecting lines surrounding the neighborhood, as well as Uber/Lyft services which arrive within minutes. Nob Hill also offers amazing views; depending on which streets you are on, you can see the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz, the Piers, and so much more! Also, those who reside in Nob Hill are quite vibrant and friendly to say the least.
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    Castro

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Russian Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 16 reviews
    Niche User:I loved this area! I moved to North Beach, San Francisco, after living in the Tenderloin neighborhood. It was an interesting socio-economic contrast. I loved both experiences. Lombard Street (the location given for this survey) offered a high quality of life and romantic backdrop to my everyday living.
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