Central Richmond

What used to be rolling sand dunes as far as the eye can see is now an orderly neighborhood of tidy homes. Views of the Golden Gate Bridge are a welcome surprise from the lucky parts. Proximity to the park appeals to those with canines and kids.

Lincoln Park Steps to the Presidio Golf Course
West to the Pacific
Boating on Stow Lake in GG Park

Central Richmond Neighborhood Vibe

Bounded by California on the north, Park Presidio on the east, Fulton on the south, and 32nd Avenue on the west, it’s appealing for people who want easy access to Golden Gate Park and the multitude of restaurants and shops on Geary, Clement, and California.


Popular Central Richmond Home Styles

There’s a wide variety of home styles in the Central Richmond, with many single-family homes as well as small condominium buildings and larger apartment buildings along the main thoroughfares. Most of the residential lots in the neighborhood are 25’ wide and the homes are attached to their neighbors. Marina-style homes proliferate here, which are single-family homes with the living room in front, a split bath in the hallway, and two bedrooms plus a sunroom in the back.


Getting Around in the Central Richmond

While there has been talk for decades about adding light-rail service on Geary, for the foreseeable future the main public transportation options for the Central Richmond consist of several Muni bus lines that serve both north-south and east-west routes. Car commuters to the North Bay can hop on Park Presidio to head to the Golden Gate Bridge, and those who drive to the South Bay can across Golden Gate Park to 19th Avenue and on to I-280.


Neighborhood Homes for Sale

$1,188,888 | 2, 2
MLS# 479469
Bright and sunny south/western with views and exposure! This corner unit includes upgrades such as window coverings, closet organizers and W/D. Very large master bedroom and one deeded parking space. The Alexandria is a collection of 43 studio, one-, two-...
Single-Family Home
$1,150,000 | 2, 1
MLS# 480127
For Comp purposes only. This warm and exceedingly comfortable Central Richmond home has been lovingly improved and maintained by its owner these past 8 years. With 2 bedrooms, a full bath, formal living and dining rooms and a gas kitchen,...
Single-Family Home
$1,790,000 | 3, 1
MLS# 479946
Contractor Special. Fixer with approval renovation plan for 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths at 2687 sq. ft.

Recent Neighborhood Home Sales

Single-Family Home
$2,141,000 | 4, 2
MLS# 478802
Welcome to 352 17th Ave! This 4 bedroom classic Edwardian offers an abundance of natural light and living space. The main level consists of a living room with fireplace, dining room with built-in hutch, eat-in kitchen with sunny walk-out deck...
Single-Family Home
$1,700,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 478652
Rarely available Richmond District home in an excellent location & in exceptional condition. Highly desirable home in close proximity to GG Park. This stunning residence features 1920's classic architecture w/wonderful floor plan, period detail,hardwood floors, & tremendous natural light throughout....
2 Unit
MLS# 478158
Rare opportunity for a vacant, two unit building. Constructed in 1998 with approximately 5000 square feet, the building has updated systems and structural upgrades. Spacious bi-level floor plans offer high ceilings, private decks, large rooms and lots of light. The...

More About the Central Richmond

The entire Richmond district used to be nothing but sand dunes, but after the 1906 earthquake that devastated downtown San Francisco, development boomed to provide new housing for displaced residents from the east side of town. Adolph Sutro was one of the first major developers in the district; he built the Sutro Baths in the Outer Richmond in addition to many of the homes throughout the Richmond. People with kids and dogs appreciate proximity to Golden Gate Park and its multitude of trails, meadows, playgrounds, and sports fields. And while it’s easy to forgo a car in this transit-rich neighborhood, most of the single-family homes have a garage.