Alamo Square

Neighborhood Overview

Alamo Square

Alamo Square is home to one of the world's most famous views. The Painted Ladies that run along Steiner and face Alamo Square Park make up one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, and have been featured in so many photos and souvenirs that they've earned the nickname Postcard Row. Of course, there's much more to this neighborhood than just a photo opportunity. Despite being somewhat off the beaten track, Alamo Square attracts its fair share of out-of-town visitors, who you'll often spot strolling with cameras in hand past such historic treasures as the Westerfield mansion, the Chateau Tivoli, and the Archbishop's Mansion. The heart of the neighborhood is Alamo Square Park, which boasts a dog run, playground and popular tennis courts, all with incredible panoramic views of San Francisco. The streets are lined with some of the city's finest examples of Victorian architecture, as this area was the nexus of a preservation boom that swept the city in the 1970s. Centrally located, residents have easy access to freeways and downtown; several Muni lines also serve the neighborhood. When it's time to unwind, you can visit one of the growing number of hip restaurants, clubs, bars or bistros that line lively Divisadero Street. There you'll also find a favorite San Francisco music venue, The Independent and several funky, homegrown shops and services.
  • Zip Code(s): 94117

Alamo Square Demographics

Total Population in 94117: 38,738
Gender
 Male: 53.70%
 Female: 46.30%
Median Age: 32.30 years
Population Under 5 Years Old: 2.40%
Population 65 Years Old and Over: 6.70%
Average Household Size: 1.97
Median Household Income: $63983
Occupied Housing Units
 Owner Occupied:23.40%
 Renter Occupied:76.60%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 64.90%
Race
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Hispanic or Latino (of any race):7.30%
Foreign Born 14.90%
Speak Language Other Than English at Home: 18.40

Data source: US Census

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Alamo Square Blog

09.12.2014
Bay Area Beauty: The Architecture of the Residence Park
San Francisco, CA – September 12, 2014 – During the decades that followed the earthquake of 1906, new neighborhoods emerged in many parts of San Francisco. Influenced by the City Beautiful movement of the period, developers focused on land located in the outlying areas in the southern and western parts of the City. Some of the largest tracts of land west of Twin Peaks attracted a new form of residential neighborhood known as the ‘residence park’, areas defined by single family homes totally free of commercial development, integrated by a setting of green landscaped corridors and front yards. Balboa Terrace is among a very small number of such neighborhoods representing this approach to residential development in San Francisco.
09.08.2014
San Francisco’s Historic Home Trade Show on September 14
San Francisco, CA – September 8, 2014 – The second annual Historic Home Trade Show is coming up on Sunday, September 14, to its new and larger venue, the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. 
09.02.2014
Zephyr Exclusive Sponsor of First-Ever Neighborhood Apps
San Francisco, CA – September 2, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate has partnered with Neighbrhds, a product of Urban Living Marketing, to provide neighborhood apps tailored specifically to San Francisco’s neighborhoods. Zephyr’s website has been a forerunner in providing abundant and robust neighborhood details. Zephyr has even produced videos for most of San Francisco’s neighborhoods, which have been used as an educational tool in classrooms to highlight the diversity and variety San Francisco has to offer. Neighbrhds is moving neighborhood-level information forward to the next natural step, allowing residents and visitors to gain instant access to community events, local businesses, top restaurants, shopping and more.

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