The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In San Francisco, CA For 2024

The richest San Francisco neighborhoods are Noe Valley and Potrero Hill for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Richest Neighborhoods In San Francisco
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that San Francisco has to offer. Where houses go for over 10.0x the national median and household incomes are 3.37x the national median.

But where exactly in San Francisco do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Noe Valley where the median income is a cool $185,103.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in San Francisco out of 34 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in San Francisco for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Noe Valley looks to be the richest San Francisco neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,680,986. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in San Francisco.

For more San Francisco reading, check out the best neighborhoods in San Francisco and the worst neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Or, for living around San Francisco, out the best San Francisco suburbs and the worst San Francisco suburbs.

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Richst Neighborhoods In San Francisco For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Noe Valley $185,103
2 Potrero Hill $180,007
3 Marina $174,122
4 Pacific Heights $172,749
5 Presidio Heights $169,878
6 Glen Park $169,820
7 Russian Hill $164,460
8 Twin Peaks $159,190
9 West Of Twin Peaks $153,714
10 Diamond Heights $151,943
11 Haight-Ashbury $143,447
12 Bernal Heights $143,080
13 Mission $142,907
14 Inner Richmond $142,263
15 Seacliff $134,269
16 South Of Market $131,546
17 Inner Sunset $130,238
18 Castro-Upper Market $127,427
19 Outer Sunset $121,072
20 Parkside $116,184
21 Nob Hill $111,424
22 Outer Richmond $111,188
23 Financial District $104,669
24 Outer Mission $103,917
25 Lakeshore $102,761
26 Crocker Amazon $92,029
27 Bayview $90,666
28 Excelsior $86,292
29 Ocean View $78,895
30 Western Addition $77,757
31 Downtown $76,499
32 Visitacion Valley $74,577
33 North Beach $49,026
34 Chinatown $37,799

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In San Francisco For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in San Francisco.

We ranked every neighborhood in San Francisco by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Noe Valley, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in San Francisco.

The richest neighborhoods in San Francisco are Noe Valley, Potrero Hill, Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Glen Park, Russian Hill, Twin Peaks, West Of Twin Peaks, and Diamond Heights.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Chinatown.

The poorest neighborhoods in San Francisco are Chinatown, North Beach, Visitacion Valley, Downtown, and Western Addition.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in San Francisco.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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