Alamo Square

The site of perhaps the most photographed vista in San Francisco, Alamo Square is home to the world-famous Painted Ladies. The row of iconic Victorian homes, with the city skyline as the backdrop, provide a picture-perfect postcard view of San Francisco.

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Alamo Square with Fountain
A View From Alamo Square
Alamo Square Park
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Neighborhood Vibe

Centered around Alamo Square Park, this compact neighborhood appeals to more than just tourists (although there’s a plentiful supply). Families and dog-owners love proximity to the park for the kids and pups to play, and people looking for a central location can’t pick a better spot for convenience.

 

Popular Home Styles

In addition to the famed Painted Ladies, many more Victorian homes grace the area with their grand facades. From small studios in converted apartment buildings to huge mansions that appear on magazine covers, Alamo Square homes appeal to a wide spectrum of residents.

 

Getting Around 

Several Muni bus lines bisect the neighborhood, and bicyclists will appreciate the proximity of the Wiggle to get to points east and west with relative ease. Many people in this neighborhood forgo a car in favor of their feet, their bike, or public transit.

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Neighborhood Homes for Sale

2 Unit
$2,750,000
MLS# 493384
World-famous Painted Lady situated on iconic Postcard Row! This elegant 1890s Victorian has charm that radiates throughout with its high ceilings and myriad of period details. Alamo Square is showcased from the front of all three levels. A full view...
Single-Family Home
$2,750,000 | 4, 2
MLS# 493467
World-famous Painted Lady situated on iconic Postcard Row! This elegant 1890s Victorian has charm that radiates throughout with its high ceilings and myriad of period details. Alamo Square is showcased from the front of all three levels. A full view...
5 - 15 Unit
$6,600,000
MLS# 493620
The extremely large property consists of one studio and 11 two-bedrooms (four rooms) apartments. All units are very large, well-maintained and separately metered for gas & electric. The ground floor has eight separate garages and ample storage space.
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More About Alamo Square

The Alamo Square neighborhood is perhaps one of the most photographed neighborhoods in the world, with the quintessential San Francisco scene of Victorian homes in front of modern skyscrapers belonging to this neighborhood.

 

It is also a relatively small neighborhood, and it’s centered around Alamo Square Park. Homes for sale in this neighborhood range from condominiums in smaller buildings to grand-scale Victorians that could (and sometimes do) grace the cover of international magazines. The “Painted Ladies” make their home in this neighborhood, and have been featured in opening credits for TV shows and in plenty of movies.

 

Homes for sale start for under $1,000,000 and quickly go up to several million dollars for grand scale Victorian homes that have been fully restored. There are a variety of “mansions” in the neighborhood, some of which are open to the public for viewing, others that have been subdivided into multiple dwelling units, and some that have been converted into a bed and breakfast. Either way, the neighborhood is steeped in San Francisco history.

 

Dog owners and families with children love the area because of the neighborhood park, but if you have an aversion to tour buses, it would be wise to avoid the area as pretty much all of the tour bus companies bring visitors and tourists throughout the day to the eponymous park that is the neighborhood centerpiece.

 

Centrally located, homes in the district offer a great spot to live if you’re planning on not having a car. You can easily walk or bike to plenty of other parts of the city, and there are plenty of Muni bus lines that serve the area.

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