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Bernal Heights

Nestled atop one of San Francisco's iconic hills, Bernal Heights offers breathtaking panoramic views, charming streets, and a vibrant community. Known for its upscale, family-friendly vibe, this neighborhood boasts a unique blend of historic homes and modern luxury properties. Residents enjoy easy access to boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and lush green spaces like Bernal Heights Park. With its serene atmosphere and proximity to the heart of the city, Bernal Heights stands out as a premier destination for luxury living in San Francisco.

Overview for Bernal Heights, CA

25,962 people live in Bernal Heights, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $83,334. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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41 years

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Perched atop one of San Francisco's scenic hills, Bernal Heights is a coveted neighborhood offering a blend of tranquility and urban sophistication. This area is renowned for its stunning panoramic views of the city skyline, the Bay, and beyond, making it a prime location for luxury real estate seekers.

Bernal Heights is characterized by its unique mix of charming, historic Victorian and Edwardian homes alongside contemporary, high-end properties. The neighborhood's tree-lined streets and well-maintained gardens create an inviting and picturesque environment.

Residents of Bernal Heights enjoy a vibrant and close-knit community with a diverse array of amenities. Cortland Avenue, the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, is dotted with boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, and cozy cafes, offering a delightful local experience. For outdoor enthusiasts, Bernal Heights Park provides ample green space for hiking, picnicking, and dog-walking, all with the backdrop of breathtaking views.

In addition to its residential appeal, Bernal Heights boasts excellent connectivity. It’s just a short drive from the bustling Mission District, and the easy access to major highways and public transportation options ensures seamless commutes to downtown San Francisco and beyond.

Whether you are seeking a serene retreat or a vibrant community, Bernal Heights delivers the perfect balance of luxury and convenience. Discover why discerning homeowners choose Bernal Heights as their ultimate San Francisco address.

Schools in Bernal Heights, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Bernal Heights. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Serra (Junipero) Elementary
K - 5th
Oakes Children's Center
3rd - 8th
No rating available
St Anthony - Immaculate Conception School
K - 8th
No rating available
Flynn (Leonard R.) Elementary
K - 5th
No rating available
Revere (Paul) Elementary
K - 8th
No rating available

Around Bernal Heights, CA

There's plenty to do around Bernal Heights, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Oh Là Là Cake Creations, Sugar Dealer, and Jessica Hoff Fashion.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.51 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.16 miles 29 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.66 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Bernal Heights, CA

Bernal Heights has 9,290 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bernal Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,962 people call Bernal Heights home. The population density is 26,898.622 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.93 / 47.07%

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