Homes for Sale in Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights is a neighborhood in San Francisco that is located North of I-280 and is known for its affordability. The area is primarily made up of single family homes.

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Bernal Heights Listings

Bernal Heights Stats April 18, 2024
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About Bernal Heights

The main commercial area in Bernal Heights can be found along Cortland Avenue, between Folsom Street and Bonview. There are also retail spaces along Mission Street, north of Cortland, and 24th Street in the Inner Mission.

Bernal Heights Park is located at the peak of the hill and is a popular dog-friendly park that offers fantastic views. The most valuable real estate in Bernal Heights can be found in the following areas:

  • South-slope between the park and Cortland.
  • North-slope between the park and Precita.
  • West-slope between the park and Mission Street, north of Cortland.
  • Many homes located on the north-slope offer stunning views of downtown San Francisco, while homes on the east-facing south-slope offer great views of the San Francisco Bay. Homes located on the east-slope can also offer nice views of Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, and Twin Peaks.

Home prices in Bernal Heights decrease as you move south from Cortland, and they drop even further as you move south from Cortland and east from Banks. Homes located around Holly Park, in the southwestern part of Bernal Heights, command substantially higher prices than homes located in the southeastern part of the neighborhood. However, they still tend to be a little lower in price than homes located north of Cortland.

There is a lovely enclave of detached homes located just west of St. Mary’s Playground, east of Mission Street. Most homes in Bernal Heights are situated on 25-foot wide lots and are connected to each other, so finding fully detached homes in this relatively affordable area of San Francisco is rare. This niche is very attractive to many buyers but is not very well-known.

Property values along the extreme eastern and southern edges of Bernal Heights are negatively impacted by Highway 101 and I-280. There is also a public housing project located at the southern tip of Bernal Heights, just north of Alemany, east of St. Mary’s Playground. In addition, there is a strip of relatively low-cost condos along Alemany that represent a high percentage of the total condominium housing stock in Bernal Heights.

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