Welcome to San Francisco
San Francisco primarily offers large apartment complexes or high rise apartments as the single most common housing type. Duplexes, small apartment buildings, and single family homes including row houses make up the bulk of the remaining 50% of housing types. This is a typical characteristic of compact cities that frequently have a downtown or other neighborhoods where amenities are within walking distance and a lot of street life can be seen.
Within the past 10 years, San Francisco experienced some of the nations highest appreciation rates of any community at over 89%, an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.58%, putting San Francisco in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation.