One of our agents, Jennifer Rosdail, has created a fascinating analysis of a white-hot market area in San Francisco, especially popular with young, newly affluent, high-tech workers. She designates this micro-neighborhood “The Quad” and it is located where 4 city neighborhoods come together: the Mission, Noe Valley, Mission Dolores and Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights.
She designates The Quad as being from about 17th & Market to Market & Valencia to 25th & Shotwell to 25th & Church and back again. Here is her map:
This chart illustrates the soaring value dynamic in The Quad as measured by dollar per square foot value upon sale:
An excerpt from her report: “Quadsters are young – under 40 anyway. They like to hang in the sun with their friends. They work very hard - mostly in high tech – and make a lot of money. They value time greatly and want to be in a place where they can get to work quickly, meet up with their friends easily, and walk or bike instead of sitting in traffic. They take the Google Bus, the Apple Bus, or another of the reputedly less well equipped shuttles like the eBay Bus. They also like to eat really good food, but don’t often have time to cook it. And since they work on ‘campuses,’ and are the millennial version of the Cow Hollow ‘Triangle’ dwellers of the 70s and 80s, the name ‘The Quad’ seems a good fit.”
Her complete article can be found here: The Quad: A New San Francisco Micro-Hood