The Inner Richmond is a relatively leafy neighborhood that is adjacent to some of the most expensive neighborhoods in San Francisco. These include Presidio Heights, Lake Street and Jordan Park.
While it’s a step down in terms of price from these other neighborhoods, the Inner Richmond features many large and luxurious homes.
The housing stock is a diverse mixture of single family homes, condos, duplexes and TICs. The largest property type in terms of unit sales over the last year was single family homes, which were 45% of sales.
Residents of the Inner Richmond enjoy direct access to Mountain Lake Park and the Presidio to the north and Golden Gate Park to the south.
The main retail shopping and dining area is along Clement Street and also all along Geary Street. The section along Clement Street has a very pronounced Asian character from 12th to 4th Avenue and then becomes more “Gringo” between 4th and Arguello.
Major bus service along both California and Geary provides excellent mass transit to the downtown financial district and many other parts of the city.
San Francisco can be highly affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean. This mostly happens, off and on, during the summer months. Some summers are worse than others and most of the city still enjoys a large number of sunny days throughout the year.
The Inner Richmond is fairly close to the Pacific Ocean and can be quite foggy from time to time. The high bluffs along Land’s End, Sea Cliff and the western edge of the Presidio will sometimes hold the fog back. However, the low lying areas of the Outer Richmond and Outer Sunset are an open door to the powerful draw of air from the hot central valley that pulls the marine layer in from the ocean.