Not quite as glamorous as the Financial District, not quite as tough as the Tenderloin. Midrise mixed-use buildings dominate in the district that includes tourist-heavy destinations and world-class shopping district Union Square.

Union Square
South Beach, Downtown, and Yerba Buena
Dragon's Gate - Entrance to Chinatown

Downtown Neighborhood Vibe

You’re just as likely to rub elbows with tourists as you are with your neighbors in this area that includes the hotels and shopping hot-spots of Union Square. It’s a bustling district, chock full of restaurants, famous retailers, the famous cable-car turnaround, and plenty of San Francisco character.


Popular Downtown Home Styles

Single-family homes in the Downtown neighborhood can be counted on no more than a couple of hands. Condos and apartment buildings are the name of the game here, ranging from small, turn-of-the-last-century buildings to large highrise developments. All of these are surrounded by hotels, tourists, and the commercial zones that cater to them.


Getting Around in Downtown

Muni bus lines, light-rail lines, and BART all serve this bustling district. It’s all about your feet, your bike (if you’re brave), and public transportation in this neighborhood, where it’s common for condos to be offered for sale without a parking space included. And even if you have parking — do you want to hassle with that traffic?


Neighborhood Homes for Sale

Tenancy In Common
$639,000 | 1, 1
MLS# 512066
A spacious one bedroom that is minutes away from Union Square, the theatre district with a shared secret garden. This home has a great flow with a formal entry/hallway with closet. The living room is attractive with French windows, secret...
$575,000 | 1, 1
MLS# 510160
Not your everyday downtown condo! Stylish and serene with a rare spacious private patio and peaceful urban vibe! This one is in the BACK of the building, NOT on Bush. Freshly painted with newly refinished hardwood floors. Clean lines showcase...
$539,000 | 0, 1
MLS# 512226
Photos are virtually staged - Roomy alcove studio with lovely details in the legendary Hamilton building. 16th floor unit with easy access to view sky deck on same level. Three large windows with spectacular Northern views fill the unit with...
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