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.
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.
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.