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The Hottest Neighborhood of the Year Is … in Daly City?

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In 2014, real estate website Redfin predicted that Bernal Heights would be the hottest neighborhood in America over the coming year. Bernal, of course, lived up to those expectations, as prices soared, flippers turned modest homes into shiny new designer pieces, and properties sold for tens of thousands of dollars over asking. Now, Redfin has made its predictions for 2015, and the hottest neighborhood in the San Francisco area is not in San Francisco at all, but in Daly City. Crocker, which sits on the border of San Francisco and Daly City, topped the list of hot neighborhoods near San Francisco and came in ninth nationally.

According to Redfin, buyers who are being pushed out of San Francisco because of high prices can still find a deal in nearby Crocker. The median sale price is just $590,000, but homes still go fast, spending a median of just 17 days on the market. Crocker, which is not to be confused with its adjacent San Francisco neighbor Crocker Amazon, sits right next to the Outer Mission, the Excelsior, and the 280 freeway. It also enjoys easy access to McLaren Park and San Bruno Mountain State Park and isn't far from Lake Merced and the nearby beaches, either.

Redfin's list is based on input from local real estate agents as well as user data from Redfin's online listings. Other neighborhoods around San Francisco that Redfin thinks will be hot include Pacific Heights, Visitacion Valley, San Mateo's Baywood, and Parkside. Median prices in those neighborhoods vary widely, from just $659,000 in the far-flung Visitacion Valley to $1.75 million in Pacific Heights.

· Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014 [Redfin]
· Redfin Predicts the Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015 [Redfin]
· Flippers Turn Boring Bernal Box Into Sleek Designer Home [Curbed SF]
· No Surprise: SF's Housing Market Was Bonkers This Spring [Curbed SF]