2016 Best Neighborhoods to Live in San Francisco 

Explore the best San Francisco neighborhoods to live in based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on neighborhood data from the U.S. Census, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Photo Credit: blupics/CC BY

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  1. 1

    Presidio National Park

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

    Rincon Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  3. 3

    Dogpatch

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  4. 4

    Forest Knolls

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  5. 5

    Balboa Terrace

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
  6. 6

    Candlestick Point

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Telegraph Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
  8. 8

    Central Waterfront

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  9. 9

    Parnassus Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  10. 10

    St. Francis Wood

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Showplace Square

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  12. 12

    Polk Gulch

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Monterey Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 2 reviews
  14. 14

    Nob Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 9 reviews
  15. 15

    Laurel Heights / Jordan Park

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  16. 16

    Mint Hill

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  17. 17

    Aquatic Park / Ft. Mason

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Anza Vista

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Union Street

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Ashbury Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 2 reviews
  21. 21

    Japantown

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 4 reviews
  22. 22

    Sherwood Forest

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
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    Pacific Heights

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
  24. 24

    Inner Sunset

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 5 reviews
  25. 25

    Cole Valley

    • Neighborhood in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review