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Living in Chinatown San Francisco

Chinatown is the most walkable neighborhood in San Francisco with 6,374 residents.

Chinatown has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Financial District, Telegraph Hill, Downtown, Nob Hill, Yerba Buena, North Beach and North Waterfront.

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Walk Score of Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

Chinatown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Banksy Stencil in Chinatown

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Portsmouth Square

Daily errands do not require a car in Chinatown San Francisco.

Chinatown is the most walkable neighborhood in San Francisco with a Walk Score of 100.

Find apartments in San Francisco's most walkable neighborhoods: Chinatown, Financial District and Downtown.

Chinatown San Francisco Apartments for Rent

View all Chinatown apartments on a map.

Rental info for Apartment at San Francisco in the Chinatown area
$9,750
2 bed
Walk Score 100
Rental info for Apartment at San Francisco in the Chinatown area
$3,395
1 bed
Walk Score 100
Rental info for $3500 0 bedroom Apartment in Chinatown in the Chinatown area
$3,500
Rental info for $3180 1 bedroom Apartment in Nob Hill in the Chinatown area
$3,180

Chinatown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Chinatown to other San Francisco neighborhoods.

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Population

1 Chinatown 100 100 71 6,374
2 Financial District 99 100 79 3,836
3 Downtown 99 100 73 20,538

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 654 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Chinatown.

People in Chinatown can walk to an average of 116 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Chinatown Restaurant

Photo of Rickhouse in Chinatown, San Francisco

Rickhouse

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thumbnail for Grant @ ClayAnother advantage to the neighborhood, it's nestled between several other great areas.

EspaƱa Sheriff
on Grant @ Clay

Transit Score of Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

Chinatown is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Chinatown San Francisco apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Chinatown has world-class public transportation and about 1 cable car and 9 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Chinatown on public transit.

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Chinatown has about 2 car shares from City CarShare and Getaround.

Bike Score of Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

Chinatown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Chinatown

Chinatown has less violent crime and less property crime per person than the San Francisco average.

Chinatown Crime Rate

Compared to all San Francisco neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Chinatown San Francisco?

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Grant @ Clay

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Peking Bazaar

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Cable Car

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Best Foods Produce

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Mural, 700 Block of Clay

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Saint Mary's Square

thumbnail for Best Foods ProduceFresh produce is always available in Chinatown for cheap.

Elizabeth Benefiel
on Best Foods Produce

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Batter Bakery - Kiosk

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Old St. Mary's Cathedral.

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Produce Land LLC

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Three Monkeys

thumbnail for Chinatown MuralMural in Chinatown shows the history of Chinese in San Francisco.

Elizabeth Benefiel
on Chinatown Mural

Chinatown is Talking About...

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