A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$799,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,558
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%

San Francisco Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    313
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    418
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    600
    525
  • Theft
    4,737
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    801
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,294
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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San Francisco is filled with different neighborhoods which includes the Marina, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Castro and it goes on. San Francisco is diverse and beautiful. Each neighborhood has its own aspects. Union Square (downtown) is filled with job opportunities. Fairly easy to get a job out here.

North of San Francisco is also filled with job opportunities but is probably the most family friendly areas in San Francisco. There's the Marina which contains the beach, Crissy Fields, etc. Pacific Heights, known for its beautiful parks. Fisherman's Wharf is also family friendly where you can visit animals, ride a carousel, enjoy a penny arcade, etc.

For the college students, after classes you want to go out on the town? The Vision, Soma, and Sunset, are the best neighborhoods to go!

Although it's pretty expensive to live in San Francisco, they have easy public transportation, save money, it's a great place for all ages, it's diverse, and equal opportunities for everyone.
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The city is awesome! It is small, and everything useful is a short distance away. The public transportation is stellar! The diversity and people of this city is amazing. Every neighbourhood here has its own unique charm. North-East SF is where all the life is, the downtown area. The only problem I have with the city is its unpredictable weather towards the end of the year. There are some sketchy neighbourhoods but the city is pretty safe in comparison to NYC or LA. This is the best city for sure. Touristy as well as a homely feel, SF is an all-round experience! Consider yourself lucky if you have an opportunity to live here. Everyday is an adventure in my favourite city! And it isn't as techy as they say it is. There is opportunity here for all occupations.
San Francisco is a big city with thousand of opportunities! The city can be your best friend if you know how to jump in and take hold of it. Visit! Visiting the city before moving or going to college in the area is something I would highly suggest. The media's perspective of the city compare to what the city is actually like is completely different. The is little greenery, except at parks, the scenery is amazing and the people are all unique and weird in their own way. There are a lot of homeless people and people down on the luck and everyone you meet in San Francisco is usually in a transitional period so friendships are most likely temporary. Many people love it so If you plan on moving to San Francisco DO IT! Be careful, Be aware and be a go getter! Good Luck!