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Living in Downtown San Francisco

Downtown is the 3rd most walkable neighborhood in San Francisco with 20,538 residents.

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

Nearby neighborhoods: Tenderloin, Nob Hill, Chinatown, Yerba Buena, Van Ness / Civic Center, Financial District and North Beach.

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Walk Score of Downtown, San Francisco, CA

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of Parklet in Downtown, San Francisco

Parklet

Photo of Union Square Park in Downtown, San Francisco

Union Square Park

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

Downtown is the 3rd most walkable neighborhood in San Francisco with a Walk Score of 99.

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

Downtown San Francisco Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Geary Courtyard in the Downtown area
from $2,696
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for The Terraces in the Downtown area
from $2,547
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Apartment at San Francisco in the Downtown area
$5,555
2 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Apartment at San Francisco in the Downtown area
$2,550
Studio
Walk Score 100
Rental info for Apartment at San Francisco in the Downtown area
$3,400
2 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Apartment at San Francisco in the Downtown area
$2,295
1 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for Apartment at San Francisco in the Downtown area
$2,345
1 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for Apartment at San Francisco in the Downtown area
$3,500
2 bed
Walk Score 100

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other San Francisco neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Chinatown 100 100 71 6,374
2 Financial District 99 100 79 3,836
3 Downtown 99 100 73 20,538
4 Tenderloin 98 100 90 22,934
5 Telegraph Hill 98 97 60 7,675

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 856 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 80 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Il Cafe in Downtown, San Francisco

Il Cafe

Photo of HYDE OUT in Downtown, San Francisco

HYDE OUT

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Transit Score of Downtown, San Francisco, CA

Downtown is a Rider’s Paradise

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

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has world-class public transportation and about 3 cable car, 21 bus, 4 subway and 7 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

icon for car shares in Downtown

Downtown has about 33 car shares from City CarShare, RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Getaround.

Bike Score of Downtown, San Francisco, CA

Downtown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Downtown

= Lowest Crime

Downtown has more personal crime and more property crime per person than the San Francisco average.

Downtown Crime Rate

Compared to all San Francisco neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Downtown San Francisco?

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Photo of Union Square Park in Downtown, San Francisco

Union Square Park

Photo of Britex Fabrics in Downtown, San Francisco

Britex Fabrics

Photo of Trader Joe's in Downtown, San Francisco

Trader Joe's

Photo of The Westin St. Francis in Downtown, San Francisco

The Westin St. Francis

Photo of The Westin St. Francis in Downtown, San Francisco

The Westin St. Francis

Photo of Tower 737 Condominium Rentals in Downtown, San Francisco

Tower 737 Condominium Rentals

Photo of Golden Gate Theatre in Downtown, San Francisco

Golden Gate Theatre

Photo of Starbucks in Downtown, San Francisco

Starbucks

Photo of Maiden Lane in Downtown, San Francisco

Maiden Lane

Photo of Union Square & Westfields Shopping via BART or MUNI in Downtown, San Francisco

Union Square & Westfields Shopping via BART or MUNI

Downtown is Talking About...

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Cafe Claude

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Press Club

Photo of Nob Hill Masonic Center in Downtown, San Francisco

Nob Hill Masonic Center

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AVA Nob Hill

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