With price points on everybody’s mind, it can be hard to know where to get the best data, and which sources to trust. If only there was a single tool that told us how much a home cost anywhere in the city, and even told us how big the sample size was so that we could evaluate it.
Enter Paragon Real Estate, which has compiled that very thing: A map of the entire city that provides as much exhaustive data as can reasonably be distilled into a single graphic image, laying out the median house price and, in most cases, median condo price for every single San Francisco neighborhood.
And we do mean every single neighborhood, over 90 in all. Even better, mousing over any point on the map tells you not only the price but also how many recent sales were calculated into the median.
An average born of 103 sales in SOMA ($935,000 for a condo) is probably pretty solid; one extrapolated from just 29 sales in the Inner Richmond ($1.93 million for a house, $907,000 for a condo) is a bit more flexible. For example, tiny Lake Street (north of Richmond, east of Sea Cliff) is the third priciest locale at an average of $3.79 million for a house, but there were only nine sales to give us that number, so third place if arguably up for grabs.
There aren’t too many surprises in the Paragon data: The city’s most expensive neighborhoods are still Pacific Heights (median of $5.2 million for a house, based on 22 sales) and Cow Hollow ($5.1 million for a house, based on 18 sales). Russian Hill averaged $5.6 million for a house, but there were only five to go around, so take it with a grain of salt.
The most affordable neighborhoods are Bayview ($667,500, 38 sales) and Ingleside Heights ($740,000, 21 sales). No houses sold in Hunters Point, but six condos went for a median of $565,000, and nine in Candlestick Point for $645,000.
Although a lot of work clearly went into making the map as exhaustive as possible, a few blocks got left out in the cold: There’s simply no data on the Tenderloin, for example, and Chinatown is folded into Nob Hill. Still, it’s as close to the full spread as you’ll find anywhere.