7.0 out of 10

Fulton St, Alamo Square

37.777279483995 -122.434868651513
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Like the Alamo: Unforgettable and a Bit Dangerous"

Just down the street from the Painted Ladies (on Steiner) is Fulton Street, the lane that marks the northern end of Alamo Square. The four blocks that make up Fulton Street in Alamo Square are also filled with fine examples of stick style Victorians. These 19th Century constructions are characterized by bay windows and cornices and look out onto Alamo Park.

You definitely can’t beat this location. Fulton is right on the northern border of Alamo Park and right in the middle of the action in terms of all the San Francisco fun that is nearby. Not that you have to leave Alamo Square to find great restaurants. There are a ton of tourists that come by here--especially in the summer, but they are mostly focused on Steiner and the Painted Ladies that they know so well from Tales from the City and Full House.

The typical home along Fulton sells for between $500K and $1 mil. A 2-bedroom around here goes for about $3500 and a 1 for about $2500. In other words, this is pretty typical for SF generally though it would be expensive for most of the rest of the Bay Area.

Part of the reason for the “moderate” prices is the relatively high crime in the area. Though there haven’t been any murders recently in Alamo Square, there have been nearly a half dozen assaults every month and well over 200 burglaries and robberies in the last six months. Basically these are happening on the daily here, and Fulton gets its fair share.

Schools are a mixed bag with good nearby choices on the north and not quite so good choices to the south. There are also a number of private school choices around here.

Overall, this seems like a pretty good place to live if you are single and willing to share it with one or two other people. Or if you are a young couple with high income jobs.
  • Beautiful Condos
  • Right by the Painted Ladies
  • Close to the Action
  • Some Crime
  • Very Expensive
  • Lots of Tourists
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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