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What a Million Bucks Buys You Around the Bay Area

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Since spending a million bucks on a home in San Francisco has become par for the course, we thought it best to see what kind of properties that kind of change gets you outside the city limits. One million dollars in San Francisco proper can get you anywhere from a spacious one bedroom condo in Union Square to a small 2-bedroom house in Noe Valley. Are deals to be had outside of San Francisco? Some say the Peninsula is just as bad, if not worse. And it's no secret that the Bay Area as a whole is still the most competitive real estate market in the country. Do check out the map after the jump.

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1. 1905 Craftsman in Alameda

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1803 San Antonio Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

Designed "in the style of the grand lodges of Yosemite," this 3-bed, 3-bath, 3,189 square foot home is no joke. It's also a little under $1M at $975K.

2. An Eichler in Sunnyvale

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1115 Royal Ann Court
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

This is a gorgeous 4-bed, 2-bath, 1,657 square foot home designed and built in 1959 by Joseph Eichler. Highlights include an open air atrium and lots of wood paneling.

3. Mill Valley Bungalow

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1020 Edgewood Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

An upgraded 3-bed, 2-bath, 1,400 square foot bungalow nestled in the mountains of Mill Valley. Property highlights include a wood burning stone fireplace and a large panoramic deck.

4. 3-Bedroom View Condo in Tiburon

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90 Lyford Drive
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

Clocking in at 1,750 square feet, this 3-bed, 2.5-bath condo has fabulous views of the Bay and City. Building amenities include a gym and sauna, and an outdoor pool.

5. 3-Bedroom Berkeley Craftsman

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817 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA 94707

This 3-bed, 1.5-bath, 2,300 square foot home is surrounded by lush greenery and even has a creek running through the property. The entire house has been updated.

6. Built Just This Year in Richmond

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5 Crest Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

This sustainably built 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 2771 square foot home high atop Point Richmond has views of the Bay spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to Tiburon.

7. Ocean Views in Pacifica

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1315 Crespi Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044

This 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,600 square foot home is fit for entertaining, with a big open floor plan and vaulted ceilings. Perched high on a hill, the home overlooks the ocean.

8. 3,200 Sq. Ft. Home in Oakland

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5121 Pinecrest Drive
Oakland, CA 94605

High atop the Oakland Hills in a community known as the Sequoyah Hills is this 4-bed, 3-bath, 3,200 square foot single-family home. It was built in 1990 and looks every bit the part. That said, the views are outstanding and its got a huge backyard.

9. Architectural Masterpiece in Berkeley Hills

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1171 Cragmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708

This home is a bit over budget at $1.125M, but we couldn't pass it up. The 4-bed, 4-bath, 2,395 square foot home is dripping with amazing architectural details, and because of its location has incredible views of Berkeley, Oakland and the Bay.

10. 7-Bedroom Home in Walnut Creek

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290 Firestone Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Deep into the East Bay in Walnut Creek you'll get a 7-bed, 3.5-bath, 3,522 square foot McMansion-looking thing that sits on a 10,400 square foot lot.

11. Decks Galore in San Anselmo

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232 Redwood Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960

On the market for the first time in over 50 years, this 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 2,400 square foot is nestled into the mountainside of San Anselmo.

12. San Rafael Three Bedroom

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86 Highland Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Located in a 1/4 acre natural setting, this remodeled 3-bed, 3.5-bath, 2,300 square foot home sits on a lot that's over 10,000 square feet.

13. Downtown in Half Moon Bay

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644 Magnolia Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

This is a painfully ordinary 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 2,570 square foot home in Half Moon Bay. It was built just six years ago, so all the finishes and appliances are pretty current.

14. Suburban Sprawl in San Jose

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1390 Trestlewood Lane
San Jose, CA 95138

If tract housing in the middle of nowhere but close to a freeway are your thing, do check out this 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,810 square foot home that was built just before the last housing boom.

1. 1905 Craftsman in Alameda

1803 San Antonio Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

Designed "in the style of the grand lodges of Yosemite," this 3-bed, 3-bath, 3,189 square foot home is no joke. It's also a little under $1M at $975K.

1803 San Antonio Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

2. An Eichler in Sunnyvale

1115 Royal Ann Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

This is a gorgeous 4-bed, 2-bath, 1,657 square foot home designed and built in 1959 by Joseph Eichler. Highlights include an open air atrium and lots of wood paneling.

1115 Royal Ann Court
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

3. Mill Valley Bungalow

1020 Edgewood Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

An upgraded 3-bed, 2-bath, 1,400 square foot bungalow nestled in the mountains of Mill Valley. Property highlights include a wood burning stone fireplace and a large panoramic deck.

1020 Edgewood Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

4. 3-Bedroom View Condo in Tiburon

90 Lyford Drive, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

Clocking in at 1,750 square feet, this 3-bed, 2.5-bath condo has fabulous views of the Bay and City. Building amenities include a gym and sauna, and an outdoor pool.

90 Lyford Drive
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

5. 3-Bedroom Berkeley Craftsman

817 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707

This 3-bed, 1.5-bath, 2,300 square foot home is surrounded by lush greenery and even has a creek running through the property. The entire house has been updated.

817 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA 94707

6. Built Just This Year in Richmond

5 Crest Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801

This sustainably built 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 2771 square foot home high atop Point Richmond has views of the Bay spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to Tiburon.

5 Crest Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

7. Ocean Views in Pacifica

1315 Crespi Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044

This 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,600 square foot home is fit for entertaining, with a big open floor plan and vaulted ceilings. Perched high on a hill, the home overlooks the ocean.

1315 Crespi Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044

8. 3,200 Sq. Ft. Home in Oakland

5121 Pinecrest Drive, Oakland, CA 94605

High atop the Oakland Hills in a community known as the Sequoyah Hills is this 4-bed, 3-bath, 3,200 square foot single-family home. It was built in 1990 and looks every bit the part. That said, the views are outstanding and its got a huge backyard.

5121 Pinecrest Drive
Oakland, CA 94605

9. Architectural Masterpiece in Berkeley Hills

1171 Cragmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708

This home is a bit over budget at $1.125M, but we couldn't pass it up. The 4-bed, 4-bath, 2,395 square foot home is dripping with amazing architectural details, and because of its location has incredible views of Berkeley, Oakland and the Bay.

1171 Cragmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708

10. 7-Bedroom Home in Walnut Creek

290 Firestone Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Deep into the East Bay in Walnut Creek you'll get a 7-bed, 3.5-bath, 3,522 square foot McMansion-looking thing that sits on a 10,400 square foot lot.

290 Firestone Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

11. Decks Galore in San Anselmo

232 Redwood Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960

On the market for the first time in over 50 years, this 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 2,400 square foot is nestled into the mountainside of San Anselmo.

232 Redwood Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960

12. San Rafael Three Bedroom

86 Highland Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Located in a 1/4 acre natural setting, this remodeled 3-bed, 3.5-bath, 2,300 square foot home sits on a lot that's over 10,000 square feet.

86 Highland Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

13. Downtown in Half Moon Bay

644 Magnolia Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

This is a painfully ordinary 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 2,570 square foot home in Half Moon Bay. It was built just six years ago, so all the finishes and appliances are pretty current.

644 Magnolia Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

14. Suburban Sprawl in San Jose

1390 Trestlewood Lane, San Jose, CA 95138

If tract housing in the middle of nowhere but close to a freeway are your thing, do check out this 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,810 square foot home that was built just before the last housing boom.

1390 Trestlewood Lane
San Jose, CA 95138