2017 Best Neighborhoods to Live in San Francisco Metro
Explore the best neighborhoods to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources.
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. More about Monterey Heights
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. More about Potrero Hill
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. More about Lower Haight
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. More about Ashbury Heights
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. More about Mission Dolores