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Financial District / Barbary Coast

An upscale urban neighborhood rich with history and culinary adventure

Welcome to Financial District/Barbary Coast

Nestled against the Bay, the Financial District and Barbary Coast are the ideal neighborhoods for professionals who desire an urban atmosphere. Iconic architectural landmarks, like The Ferry Building and the Transamerica Pyramid, anchor this historic district. Stunning skyscrapers mix with upscale restaurants and lush parks to blend into an upscale neighborhood.

A soaring skyline sits along the waterfront, providing breathtaking views for Financial District residents. These modern centers of business nestle right alongside plentiful shopping and dining locations. Historic Jackson Square, which still features legendary landmarks of the Barbary Coast, has a storied past that gives a deep and meaningful look into San Francisco's history. The Financial District and Historic Barbary Coast are the perfect spots for those who desire a luxuriously urban neighborhood rich with ample amenities and conveniences.

What to Love

  • Walkable, urban atmosphere
  • Excellent restaurants
  • Plentiful theaters and museums
  • Historic landmarks and beautiful architecture
  • Ideal location

Local Lifestyle

The Financial District and Barbary Coast neighborhoods are ideally located near North Beach, Chinatown, and Downtown, giving residents easy access to work and recreation around the city. Full of trendy venues for a happy hour drink or an elegant dinner, the Financial District is a paradise for local foodies. This neighborhood is also home to a rich arts and entertainment scene, with galleries, theaters, and museums lining Union Square. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Financial District is home to some of the city’s most famous restaurants, known for their excellent food and elegant atmosphere. Upscale eatery Quince serves seasonal California cuisine. This restaurant has three Michelin stars and is worth a visit for its ever-evolving tasting menu and farm-fresh ingredients. Kokarri Estiatorio, a Mediterranean-inspired eatery full of candlelight and wood beams, is a chic local favorite. Legendary Supper Club Bix serves modern American cuisine and classic cocktails. Enjoy the culinary and beverage offerings in the soaring two-story dining room while listening to nightly live jazz performances. Cotogna is a culinary experience, offering rustic dishes from an exhibition kitchen with heavy Italian influences. 

The Ferry Building houses several food shops and innovative restaurants. The building and plaza showcase a selection of rotating eateries that serve everything from fresh bagels to handcrafted tacos to Thai street food. Stop by one of the bakeries or coffee shops to grab a delicious, hand-crafted treat. Upscale boutiques in The Ferry Building sell various unique items like gourmet groceries, wine, and specialty gifts. 

Things to Do

Locals love to stop by Sydney Walton Park for a stroll along the verdant paths. Stunning statues dot the generous acreage, and you can even find a yoga class in session on the green. Grab lunch from one of the many nearby restaurants and enjoy a sunny break in this park while you eat. The Exploratorium is a unique museum about art, science, and fun that is perfect for kids and families. This innovative experience features six indoor and outdoor interactive spaces and hundreds of exhibits. 

Residents love the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, known for the diversity and quality of its farm-fresh products. Open for several market days during the week, this is the best place in the neighborhood for fresh produce and artisan foods.


The San Francisco Unified School District serves the Financial District/Barbary Coast. Top schools in the area include:

Overview for Financial District / Barbary Coast, CA

10,550 people live in Financial District / Barbary Coast, where the median age is 47 and the average individual income is $53,922. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Financial District / Barbary Coast, CA

Financial District / Barbary Coast has 5,211 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Financial District / Barbary Coast do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,550 people call Financial District / Barbary Coast home. The population density is 69,253.457 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

50.88 / 49.12%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in Financial District / Barbary Coast, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Financial District / Barbary Coast. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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