Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an article on where you’ll find the singles in our fair city. Check it out for an actual map of where the single ladies and gents may be found.
I was skeptical of the article until it said that Trulia deducted an appropriate percentage for the gay population. I’m a tad uncertain on whether the Tenderloin is where you want to head if you are on a quest for an eligible bachelor. There are lots of single-room-occupancy hotels there where the guys are not exactly great marriage material. Oddly enough, my last two sales in the Tenderloin were both to single women, both very available. My single guys generally stayed in the North Districts like Telegraph Hill and Russian Hill, although I sold a Mission District condo to a guy last year.
The Marina is where the shiny happy people live. When I first started selling real estate in my mid-20s, I always got calls from the moms of girls I grew up with who wanted to find a San Francisco rental for their precious darling. The Marina was always at the top of their list of preferred neighborhoods. Everything about the Marina is squeaky clean. Very white. Very safe. Very boring. I bet if they bothered, they’d also find Marina residents have the lowest body fat index. It’s a very “outdoorsy” neighborhood because the Marina Green and Presidio are right next door, where everyone goes running, biking or kite boarding.
Some of the demographics on singles will break down to housing styles. Neighborhoods with a high concentration of singles will have a high concentration of buildings with smaller one-bedroom and studio units. The Marina and the Tenderloin both fit in this category, as does Russian, Nob and Telegraph Hills. The least likely place to find singles will be in the single family home neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks, like Forest Hills or St. Francis Wood. South Beach, Mission Bay and SOMA have a high concentration of single home owners because of the high concentration of mid rise loft buildings and high rise condo apartment buildings.
Happy pre-Valentine’s Day!
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