Western Addition

Centrally located, north of Hayes Valley and south of Lower Pacific Heights between the Van Ness and Divisadero corridors. Home to mid-rise buildings mixed with relocated Victorians and a smattering of a little bit of everything else.

St. Mary's Cathedral, Western Addition
Raymond Kimbell Playground
The Panhandle Gives A Quick Trip Into Golden Gate Park.

Western Addition Neighborhood Vibe

The western addition has a long and storied role in the history, development, and redevelopment of San Francisco. In the 1960s, Pacific Heights was still a part of the MLS sub-district. Over the years, as the neighborhoods to north and south have become notably more expensive, the geographic MLS boundaries of this neighborhood have gotten smaller. The neighborhood was one of the first “redevelopment” projects in San Francisco, and the lessons learned from early HUD developments and thinking about urban redevelopment still affect the neighborhood.


Popular Western Addition Home Styles

You won’t find skyscrapers in the neighborhood, with 4 – 5 stories being about the tallest anything rises. On the southeast side of the neighborhood, you’ll find 1970s developments built with HUD funds, while the northwest corner is home to Victorians that were relocated when Japantown was developed. While you will find some single-family homes throughout the neighborhood, it’s mostly a neighborhood of multi-unit buildings and condos in smaller to medium sized associations.


Getting Around in Western Addition

Divisadero bus lines serve the western side of the neighborhood, while the southwest side is a several-block walk to Market Street transit options. Centrally located and very walkable.


Neighborhood Homes for Sale

5 - 15 Unit
MLS# 482452
Nestled in between Alamo Square Park and NOPA, 1690 Golden Gate Ave provides easy access to much of the city's natural beauty and famous attractions such as The Painted Ladies. 1690 Golden Gate is just a short walk from the...
Stock Cooperative
$620,000 | 3, 2
MLS# 482503
This cooperative community is an excellent alternative to TICs and condos! Its central location and affordability are just a few attractive features of this delightful second floor apartment in addition to voluminous living/dining combo leading to a spacious deck facing...
$595,000 | 1, 1
MLS# 482206
A truly elegant and modern home on the border of the vibrant Hayes Valley, and the iconic Alamo Square district of San Francisco! The flat opens to gorgeous wood floors, an inviting living room, dining area with custom seating, an...
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