The South of San Francisco, located in San Mateo County, is a mid-sized city home to approximately 68,000 residents. The area is incredibly diverse, with populations of all backgrounds.
South San Francisco is the area at the basin and sides of the broad valley formed by the San Bruno Mountains to the north, and the Coast Range to the west. A majority of the valley faces San Francisco Bay, providing beautiful views from higher levels.
The median age in South San Francisco is approximately 39, the median household income $85,000, and median home price just over $1 million. According to Zillow, home values have declined 1.2% over the past year, and is expected to rise 0.7% over the coming year.
75% of adults in South San Fran are married, and 60% have kids under 18. The area, while known for high livability costs, is also known for having excellent amenities, good crime ratings, and great weather.
The median rent price in South San Francisco is $3,857, which is higher than the greater San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro area where the median is $3,354, and significantly higher than the US median of $1,591.
The population of South San Francisco’s population has grown from just under 4,500 residents in 1920, to more than 67,000 today. There are more than 2,800 businesses in the area, including many biotech companies, earning the nickname the Birthplace of Biotech.”
Street Advisor reports the best neighborhoods in South San Francisco are Rancho Buri Buri/Sterling Manor, a suburban residential area known for its family-friendly environment; Mayfair Village and the Town of Baden, a safe and quiet residential area with lots of rolling hills and typically larger lot sizes; and Serra Highlands, a newer section on the northern side with more modern construction.