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What $6,800 rents you in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from Rincon Hill to Russian Hill Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio is another person's townhouse?Show More Summary

Piedmont home with Prohibition-era speakeasy asks $3.7 million

1928 Spanish Colonial Revival comes with ballroom and period details A historic family home in Piedmont comes with a treat: a speakeasy. So chic it feels and looks like a New York City watering hole. So handy it’s ideal for childhood...Show More Summary

California high-speed rail: Everything you need to know

The $64 billion plan to bring 800 miles of track up and down the Golden State You’ve probably heard that California is trying to build its own shiny and speedy bullet train. After voters approved a 2008 ballot proposition that kicked...Show More Summary

Bay Area bridges tolls on the rise

Sacramento passes bill that may raise tolls on our bridges California lawmakers sent so many bills to Gov. Jerry Brown at the end of the legislative session Friday—including affordable housing bonds and a new law that will all but force...Show More Summary

St Mary’s Square expanding to Chinatown rooftop

Park extension completes decades-long high-rise deal San Francisco’s most walkable neighborhood is about to get an extra destination, as the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced Monday that Chinatown’s St Mary’s Square...Show More Summary

Biking in San Francisco: A beginner’s guide

What to know before putting foot to pedal Hey, look at you! You did it. You weighed the cons and pros, you made the tough calls, and you did yourself and your planet a solid. You, all by yourself, went and bought a bicycle. And now—no...Show More Summary

The 5 most walkable neighborhoods in San Francisco

Here are the best Walk Score ranking neighborhoods in the city Robot cars and electric trains are well and good, but at the heart of it—or perhaps the sole of it—the basic principle of transit is putting one foot in front of the other. And walkability is also a basic driver of home values in modern cities. Show More Summary

I thought riding the 38 Geary would be horrible—I was wrong

Troubled and trafficked San Francisco bus line atones Steeling myself for Transportation Week’s worst rush-hour challenge, I expected-slash-hoped for a hellish commute aboard the sluggish and odorous 38-Geary. After all, when I rodeShow More Summary

240-square-foot Russian Hill studio asks $379K

[magnifying glass emoji] Time again for the Under $700K Club. Here we showcase the few and the proud San Francisco homes that, even in the era of seven-figure median home prices, have the courage to sell at a mere $700,000 or less (or at least open that low). Today we have a Russian Hill abode that doesn’t ask for much. Show More Summary

Chicago judge bars Justice Department from withholding SF grants

Ruling in Chicago case an indirect boost for SF, California A federal judge in Chicago ruled Friday that the Justice Department can’t withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities, the latest in a string of rulings stymying White House...Show More Summary

Identify these BART stations; win glory

Art has many mediums From blue and red tiles to hexagonal bubbles and granite squares, the designs featured on BART station platforms are a sight to behold. But how good are you at identifying them? Prefacing BART’s 2015 Art in Transit...Show More Summary

Sale of Lucky 13 likely last call for neighborhood dive

Plans for new 27-unit condo building on site listed for $9.75 million last summer Luck may finally have run out for Lucky 13, the popular Upper Market dive bar drinking on borrowed time ever since its owner floated plans for a new 27-unit condo development on the site more than a decade ago. The city approved those plans back in April. Show More Summary

Map: 6 homes for sale along the 14-Mission

San Francisco’s oldest transit line borders half a dozen iconic neighborhoods If a visitor to San Francisco rides the 14 Mission, they’ll will get a good taste of what San Francisco has to offer as a whole. There are plenty of neighborhoods critical to the modern San Francisco identity not touched by this particular marathon bus line, of course. Show More Summary

San Francisco still has 484 delinquent ‘soft-story’ buildings

The city will place warning signs on properties deemed seismically unsafe San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI) says that a September 15 deadline spurred a rush of building owners scrambling to prove that their “soft-story”...Show More Summary

The 33: San Francisco’s most beautiful bus ride

A cathartic journey from the Mission to Presidio Heights Transit lines lacing throughout San Francisco offer scenic views of nature (e.g., the greenery of the Presidio, the expansive Pacific of Ocean Beach) or architectural wonder (the...Show More Summary

Excelsior Edwardian asks $995K

When is $1 million a bargain? Where would so many San Franciscans be if not for the Excelsior? Well, not in San Francisco, for starters. In a city where the average house sells for well over $1 million today, it’s one of a handful of neighborhoods where six-digit sales still exist. Take the case of 275 London. Show More Summary

Cow Hollow behemoth asks $9.9 million

Comes with elevator reaching all five floors Conceived head to toe by Jeff Schlarb Design Studio and Sutro Architects, this five-floor gentle giant in Cow Hollow went through quite the transformation after it last sold in 2009 for a mere $1,949,000. Back then, 2862 Greenwich was a ho-hum, two-unit building. Show More Summary

San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

Pac Heights’ French connection connects, while SoMa lays low Friday is time for the High & the Low, a Curbed column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. Here’s this week’s pageant...Show More Summary

Census: San Francisco wealthier than ever before

But population growth dips The U.S. Census released the results of its latest American Community Survey (ACS) on Thursday, providing an estimate of the latest population, income, and demographic makeup of San Francisco. Unlike the full...Show More Summary

?California affordable housing bills clear Assembly

Sen. Scott Wiener’s new entitlements law squeaks through The California State Assembly passed a package of housing bills Thursday night, potentially appropriating billions for affordable housing development and rewriting the way California cities manage new development. Among the passages cleared: San Francisco Sen. Show More Summary

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