Village Atmosphere

“Bernal Heights sends out a message of communal warmth and inclusion” wrote The New York Times in 2016.

“Kristin Hofso, an owner of Bernal Hill Realty in Bernal Heights, acknowledged that the community has grown more affluent, with the average price of a single-family house rising from $800,000 in 2012 to just under $1.4 million this year. ‘But it’s remained progressive, racially diverse, with some vibrant artists and many independent businesses,’ she said. In her experience, newcomers seek out those aspects before any particular property. ‘I’ve sold real estate here for 25 years,’ she said, ‘and almost all the buyers who come to us say, ‘We want to live in Bernal’.”

“Often described as a quaint urban village, Bernal Heights is as family friendly as Noe Valley, as funky — yet quieter than the Mission District and has views that rival any other hilltop neighborhood in San Francisco” says SFGATE in 2023 and exclaims “These days just about everyone has fallen in love with Bernal Heights.”