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September 22, 2022

SF Neighborhoods With Best BART Access

BART Train

It’s the 50th anniversary of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), our underground train system that runs to downtown San Francisco and out to the East Bay, Peninsula and SFO. But BART only runs through a limited swath of the city. So if you’re thinking about buying a new home and BART access is a priority for you,  it’s good to know the neighborhoods that are closest to a station.

Here’s a BART map for reference purposes (click to enlarge):

BART System Map

Here are the neighborhoods with the best BART access, with the caveat being that this is not an exhaustive list. (I’m sure there are plenty of people who do various BART-related commutes who don’t live in one of these particular neighborhoods.) And note that I’m including the most commonly sold property types in a given area, with average prices based on sales in the July 1 – September 15, 2022 time period.

Mission
Stations: 16th & Mission, 24th & Mission
Avge condo price: $1,150,675
Avge house price: $2,260,833
Pro-Tip: Stick to the area west of Folsom for relatively close BART proximity.

Mission Dolores
Station: 16th & Mission
Avge condo price: $1,274,000
Pro-Tip: The J Church also runs through Mission Dolores if you need another option besides BART.

SoMa
Stations: Civic Center or Powell Street
Avge condo price: $907,722
Pro-Tip: Stick to blocks above Folsom. SoMa streets are pretty long and it can be a hike once you hit Harrison.

Noe Valley
Station: 24th & Mission
Avge condo price: $1,518,540
Avge house price: $3,390,167
Pro-Tip: The farther west in Noe you go, the farther away you’ll be from the station. The J Church Muni runs through Noe, so there’s more than one option to downtown.

Glen Park
Station: Glen Park
Avge house price: $2,178,846
Pro-Tip: The closer you get to Diamond Heights, the farther away you’ll be from BART.

Sunnyside
Station: Glen Park
Avge house price: $1,537,005
Pro-Tip: The northeast part of the neighborhood is best for BART access.

Bernal Heights
Station: Glen Park or 24th & Mission
Avge condo price: $1,212,833
Avge house price: $1,718,923
Pro-Tip: Microhoods like Precita Park, Northwest Bernal and St. Mary’s Park are closest to the nearby stations.

Mission Terrace
Station: Balboa Park
Avge condo price: $773,500
Avge house price: $1,398,667
Pro-Tip: Blocks right around San Jose offer proximity to both BART and the J Church.

Ingleside
Station: Balboa Park
Avge house price: $1,157,500
Pro-Tip: The eastern end of Ingleside is closest to the BART station.

Excelsior
Station: Balboa Park or Glen Park
Avge house price: $1,094,041
Pro-Tip: Aim for areas in the southwest part of Excelsior for the Balboa Park station, or the northeast end for Glen Park.

Ingleside Heights
Station: Daly City
Avge condo price: $743,600
Avge house price: $1,343,250
Pro-Tip: Check out the Oceanview Terrace condo community for a straightforward walk to the station.

Outer Mission
Station: Daly City or Balboa Park
Avge house price: $1,167,981
Pro-Tip: Stick with the north end of the Outer Mission for the Balboa Park station, or the south end for Daly City.

Wish you could add a BART station somewhere in San Francisco? Check out the Build-a-BART game, where you can create your dream BART map.

 

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