Homes for Sale in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA

Bernal Heights is a beautiful residential district in the southeastern portion of San Francisco, California. The neighborhood is bordered to the north and west by San Jose Avenue, Dolores Street, and Cesar Chavez. To the south, you have the I-280, while its eastern edges are lined by the Bayshore Freeway, which separates the suburb from the industrial parks along the city’s southeastern waterfront. The location offers residents easy access to nearby business and industrial parks while nearby rail transit and bus stops connect the neighborhood to Downtown San Francisco. As the name implies, Bernal Heights is situated on a hillside with the similarly named Bernal Heights Park featuring beautiful overlooking views of the surrounding communities. Residents can enjoy a brisk hike and enjoy the views during their free time. Other parks in the suburb also provide ample recreation for families living in the neighborhood. There are ample shopping and dining options throughout the community. Schools are readily available, making the area an excellent choice for families looking for a new home to move into with their children.

Real Estate in Bernal Heights is a snapshot of the many architectural eras and influences that have come and gone. Edwardian homes built in the 1920s are the most numerous, accounting for most available supply buyers can purchase in the area. These residences offer a functional design that offers an ideal multi-family layout with distinct square exteriors that feature large framed windows. There’s also a vast collection of contemporary home models that provide a distinct diversity in available housing options buyers can consider when touring the community. Wood panel bungalows are another staple in the neighborhood, providing modestly priced residences for buyers interested in a more affordable home option in San Francisco. The median listing price in Bernal Heights is around 1.4 million dollars. These homes typically come with two to four-bedroom layouts and 1,500 to 2,800 sqft floor space.

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What's To Love

Bernal Heights is a lovely suburban community with family-friendly amenities and readily available conveniences. Home options are quite diverse, providing buyers of different budgets and lifestyles plenty of listings to consider for their purchase. The crime rate in the area is lower than the San Francisco Average. Home prices and cost of living are within the normal standards in the city.

What's Not To Love

Rent prices are higher in Bernal Heights than in other neighborhoods in the city. Outer sections of the neighborhood that are close to the freeway may be off-putting to some buyers.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

If you’re looking for a home close to everything you need, then this is an excellent place to start your search. Bernal Heights offers a lovely community with fantastic amenities, modern conveniences, well-built homes, and excellent schools. Nearby highways and public transportation provide a relatively short commute to major business centers in the city, including the industrial park directly east of the neighborhood.

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Latest homes for sale in Bernal Heights



111 Montcalm Street

San Francisco, CA, 94110


38 Aztec Street

San Francisco, CA, 94110
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2975 Cesar Chavez Street

San Francisco, CA, 94110


3795 Cesar Chavez Street

San Francisco, CA, 94110


112 Putnam Street

San Francisco, CA, 94110
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1595 Dolores Street

San Francisco, CA, 94110
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Things to do in Bernal Heights

Mission Dolores Park

Lovely outdoor park with playground, outdoor amenities, dog play area, tennis courts, basketball court, and athletic field.

Seward Mini Park

Small neighborhood park with kid-friendly spaces for toddlers to enjoy with their friends.

The Castro Theatre

Long-standing theatre showcasing films, concerts, and other performances.

GLBT Historical Society Museum

Cultural museum with various exhibits showcasing the rich GLBT history of the Bay Area.


Schools in Bernal Heights

School NameGradesAdmission
Mission High School9 - 12Public
Everett Middle School6 - 8Public
Alvarado Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
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