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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.

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Union Square Park

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Britex Fabrics

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 Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown 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
4 Tenderloin 98 100 90 22,934
5 Telegraph Hill 98 97 60 7,675

See Walk Score rankings for all of San Francisco.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 830 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 77 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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HYDE OUT

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Starbucks

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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.

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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

Downtown has more violent 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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Trader Joe's

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The Westin St. Francis

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The Westin St. Francis

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Tower 737 Condominium Rentals

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Golden Gate Theatre

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Maiden Lane

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Union Square & Westfields Shopping via BART or MUNI

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Cafe Claude

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Barneys New York

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Press Club

Downtown is Talking About...

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Nob Hill Masonic Center

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AVA Nob Hill

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AVA Nob Hill

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AVA Nob Hill

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