Neighborhood Spotlight: Richmond District

If you’re seeking a neighborhood that’s convenient to the ocean and boasts plenty of activities for residents of all stripes to enjoy, you might consider District 1, otherwise known as the Richmond District. With an almost endless list of outdoor activities, cultural offerings and historical sites, the Richmond is a destination for just about anyone.

Here you’ll find any number of gorgeous Victorian, Edwardian and Marina-style homes. Often you’ll find the Victorians and Edwardians – in mansion form – around the Lake Street and Sea Cliff areas, while you’ll see more Marina-style homes in the Central and Outer Richmond.

Let’s look at a few demographics courtesy of the San Francisco Association of Realtors:

· Total population: 79,986

· Male population: 38,089

· Female population: 41,897

· Percent change since 2000: -1.3 percent

· Percent change since 2010: 1.0 percent

· Median age: 40.3 years

There are an estimated 70.6 percent white-collar employees in the Richmond as opposed to 29.4 percent blue-collar employees. With a total of 35,310 households, there are 17,523 family households and 17,786 non-family households. There are 7,594 households with children and 27,718 households without children. Richmond District households average 2.23 people.

Known for foggy weather and a chillier-than-average climate due to the ocean’s wind chills from the west, the Richmond is a place where you’ll want to wear a sweater. Here you’ll find a vast Chinese population as reflected by the commercial strips on Geary Boulevard and Clement Street, which boast a variety of highly regarded Chinese restaurants. In addition, here you’ll find deep Irish and Russian roots as well as a variety of Catholic and Orthodox churches, many quite picturesque.

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