8.6 out of 10

Sacramento St, Pacific Heights

37.7899004072997 -122.433520815485
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Expensive But Nice for Families"

What was the most expensive residential sale in San Francisco in the last year?

It was right here on Sacramento Street in Pacific Heights--just by a whisker. The 2-story, 2-unit walk-up sold for $5 million last month. It barely beat out a Russian Hill property by about $20K. Whoever sold this unit, got a huge profit. The public record shows that the same property sold for $719K on Valentine’s Day last year. (And had sold 2 years prior to that for $1.4 mil--also on Valentine’s Day.) Unless the units were sold separately, that is more than a 500% profit.

Clearly things are looking up for the housing market if people are starting to make these kinds of profits.

As you may know, Pacific Heights is known as the place where affluent families move in the city. It has great schools and as much of a family feel as you ever get in a big city. There are not quite as many restaurants and bars as places like North Beach, which keeps things a little bit more manageable for families. You are right at the heart of the northern city, however, and can be to virtually anywhere within minutes.

The Sacramento Street property that sold is also just a block south of Alta Plaza Park, so you are in a great spot for kids. Actually most all of Sacramento in Pacific Heights is well situated in this way, having Lafayette Park just a bit farther on its eastern span.

Other condos along the stretch of Sacramento tend to sell for around $1 million, while those larger Victorians go for closer to $3 million. Put simply, this is basically million dollar home territory.

You have a bit of everything along or near Sacramento Street in Pacific Heights.

The California Pacific Medical Center is on Sacramento Street as well, so this is the perfect spot for docs who like to be within walking distance of their jobs. And University of the Pacific also has a campus here.

For shopping there is Fillmore Street with all its boutiques and restaurants.

As you get closer to Van Ness, right by Lafayette Park you get several older apartment buildings and it feels more like a city like New York.

You also get some really great views from Lafayette Park.

As you may know, Pacific Heights is known as the place where affluent families move in the city. So although you don’t get the larger Victorians that a lot of people look for in Pacific Heights, this is still a pretty great older area of the city--if you can afford it, which most of us can’t, of course.
  • Nice Condos
  • Great Parks with Great Views
  • Close to SF Fun
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Parking and Traffic
  • Public Schools Just Average
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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