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Living in Chinatown San Francisco

Chinatown is the most walkable neighborhood in San Francisco with 8,646 residents.

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

Nearby neighborhoods: Downtown-Union Square, North Beach, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, Northern Waterfront, Financial District and Lower Nob Hill.

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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, Downtown-Union Square and North Beach.

Chinatown San Francisco Apartments for Rent

Chinatown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Chinatown to other San Francisco neighborhoods.

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Population

1 Chinatown 100 100 71 8,646
2 Downtown-Union Square 99 100 81 2,112
3 North Beach 99 96 66 10,684

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 624 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Chinatown.

People in Chinatown can walk to an average of 104 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Chinatown Restaurant

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Gourmet Kitchen

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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 3 cable car and 8 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 3 car shares from Zipcar and Getaround.

Bike Score of Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

Chinatown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Photo of Grant @ Clay in Chinatown, San Francisco

Grant @ Clay

Photo of Peking Bazaar in Chinatown, San Francisco

Peking Bazaar

Photo of Cable Car in Chinatown, San Francisco

Cable Car

Photo of Best Foods Produce in Chinatown, San Francisco

Best Foods Produce

Photo of Mural, 700 Block of Clay in Chinatown, San Francisco

Mural, 700 Block of Clay

Photo of Saint Mary's Square in Chinatown, San Francisco

Saint Mary's Square

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

Elizabeth Benefiel
on Best Foods Produce

Photo of Old St. Mary's Cathedral. in Chinatown, San Francisco

Old St. Mary's Cathedral.

Photo of Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco in Chinatown, San Francisco

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

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Produce Land LLC

Photo of Three Monkeys in Chinatown, San Francisco

Three Monkeys

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

Elizabeth Benefiel
on Chinatown Mural

Photo of China Town in Chinatown, San Francisco

China Town

Photo of Chinatown Mural in Chinatown, San Francisco

Chinatown Mural

Photo of California and Grant in Chinatown, San Francisco

California and Grant

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