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August 10, 2015

What You Can Buy in the Center of It All

San Francisco home buyers typically want to purchase a property that’s near restaurants, cafes, bars, services and transportation. For those buyers who really want to be in the middle of everything, I’ve selected six currently available properties that I think would do the trick—in a variety of distinct neighborhoods.

You can expect to pay roughly $1,000-$1,300/square foot for homes with all the amenities in popular locations like these.

Here are some properties worth considering:

207 King #706 / Mission Bay
3BR/2.5BA, 1872 sq feet, 1 pkg
If you literally would like AT&T Park and the Giants in your backyard, 207 King #706 at The Glassworks will grant you that privilege. This sexy and spacious, loft-like penthouse spans two levels. It has three large bedrooms, an office space, and plenty of closets. Gaze through your wall of windows and take in the city and water view. Central air and in-unit laundry are also on hand, along with generous storage. Glassworks was constructed in 2007 and is in the midst of Mission Bay’s restaurants, nightlife, cafes and the Caltrain station.

1810 Polk #308 / Nob Hill
3BR/3BA, 1707 sq feet, 1 pkg
Though 1810 Polk #308 is technically in Nob Hill, the location has more of a Russian Hill feel. Walk out the door of this contemporary building, and you’re steps from destination shops, restaurants and services that are beloved by this neighborhood. #308 is a two-level condo with two master suites, an open floor plan and well-appointed kitchen. Add in-unit laundry, parking and a huge shared terrace to the lineup, too.

465 Marina Boulevard / Marina
6BR/5.5BA, 5420 sq ft, 2 pkg
The Grand Mediterranean home at 465 Marina Boulevard is across the street from the coveted Marina Green, and has amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The home sits on an extra-wide lot and was renovated this year. There are two bedrooms on the main level, along with a sunken living room and kitchen with breakfast alcove. The upper level features two grand master suites, and there’s another bedroom on the lower level, as well as a patio, home office and unwarranted au pair quarters. The home is a five-minute walk to popular Chestnut Street, too.

2299 Market Street #501 / Eureka Valley
2BR/2.5BA, 1 pkg
Looking to live in the center of the Castro? The two-level penthouse in the ICON building at 2299 Market #501 is perfect, and comes complete with awesome city views, high-end finishes, automated window coverings, sound system and in-unit laundry. There are two master suites on the lower level, and one-car parking. 2299 Market sits in the middle of the Market/Noe/16th Street intersection, which means you’re next door to Starbelly, across the street from the gym, Lookout and fifty million other restaurants, stores and cafes.

201 Sansome #504 / Financial District
1BR/1BA, 806 sq feet, 0 pkg
The Royal Insurance Building at 201 Sansome was built after the 1906 earthquake, and it was converted to residential units in 2006. If the unique Georgian Revival brick and stone exterior in an excellent Financial District location isn’t enough to sell you, maybe the spacious living room, dining area and nicely done kitchen will. This condo is perfect for anyone who works downtown and would love the luxury of walking to work (and not having to worry about driving after happy hour).

228 Lexington / Mission
2BR/1BA, 0 pkg (leased available)
228 Lexington enjoys a location that’s a block from the ever-popular Valencia Street corridor (and specifically, between 19th and 20th Streets, which are prime coordinates). The top-floor Edwardian condo has a formal living room with gas fireplace, great room-style kitchen/family room area, and laundry. The building is currently condo converting, so 228 Lexington’s sale has to close concurrently with the other two units. Parking is leased for $300/month nearby.

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