The 5 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in San Francisco

The 5 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in San Francisco


While lamenting the rising cost of rent in the Mission and Hayes Valley has become as ubiquitous and old news as $4 toast, the cost of living in San Francisco's already-priciest neighborhoods has skyrocketed 14.5 percent in 2015 alone, Bisnow reports. Willing to shell it out to live among the rich and famous? Start looking in these five 'hoods.

1. Pacific Heights

1BR = $3,848

It should come as little surprise that cozying up near Danielle Steel's well guarded palace will cost you a pretty penny, even if the romance novelist technically no longer lives there. A one-bedroom rental in this zip code will now set you back a cool $4,000 a month. Consolation prize: You'll have great views of the city and the bay, plus easy access to the Presidio National Park.

2. Financial District

1BR =$3,800

People actually live in the FiDi? Why yes, there are those willing to put down major bucks every month to roll out of bed, walk downstairs to work, and then take the elevator upstairs to do it all over again. Consolation prize: quick service shoe repair, Chinese food, and nail salons on every corner.

3. Civic Center

1BR = $3,783

Once known for the amount of poop it took to shut down every escalator at its namesake BART station, the city's cultural epicenter is drawing would-be SF residents who still see Civic Center through rose-colored glasses. Consolation prize: You'll catch everything here, from concerts to food trucks to protests.

4. Nob Hill

1BR = $3,725

For ballers with babies, this ritzy area is marked by Victorian homes and gorgeous views. If you're looking for a quiet, safe place to raise your family, this is where you want to be. Consolation prize: Polk Street isn't too far away for bars and restos, but then again, you have a baby.

5. SoMa

1BR = $3,700

It's not just the easy commute via Caltrain that has techies flocking in hoards to SoMa these days. Love that warehouse-to-loft conversion with the perfect blend of old industrial charm and modern style? It's likely to set you back almost $4,000 a month. Consolation prize: Next time Beyonce hits up AT&T Park, you might be able to hear "Formation" from your bedroom.

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