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North Beach

Charming, lively neighborhood full of culture

Welcome to North Beach

North Beach has a legendary past, rich in culture and history. Charming and vibrant, the area is one of San Francisco’s most beloved neighborhoods.

Streets that alternate between quiet residential areas and bustling city life make up this coveted San Francisco community. Idyllic side roads give the community a cozy feel. North Beach has a fabled past rich in culture, music, and literature. Local festivals, independent booksellers, and music stores bring a hip vibe to the neighborhood. Architecture that blends classic San Francisco and Old World Europe lends a romantic vibe to North Beach.

What to Love

  • Fun, vibrant vibes throughout the neighborhood
  • Richly fabled and cultured history
  • Culinary experiences at a multitude of restaurants, cafes, and bars
  • A wide array of recreation from parks to museums to clubs

Local Lifestyle

Heavily influenced by its Italian heritage, North Beach is known for excellent Italian cuisine and bakery goods. Resident foodies know that they can find everything from handmade pasta to warm focaccia to wood-fired pizza at the eateries that line the streets. Locals can enjoy the plentiful nightlife when they stop in at a live music or comedy club or by grabbing a drink at one of the cozy bars. North Beach is the perfect spot for those who want all the good food, drink, and entertainment just around the corner. This neighborhood also had plenty of places for residents to enjoy the warm San Francisco weather in one of the many parks. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

North Beach is a foodie paradise, showcasing everything from Italian cuisine to fresh seafood to delectable baked goods. Fior d’Italia is legendary in San Francisco, with over 100 years of history serving traditional Italian fare, cocktails, and wine. Quince is an upscale restaurant where Chef Michael Tusk prepares delicate and delicious dishes using the freshest local ingredients. Quince has three Michelin stars, and celebrates contemporary California cuisine with an Italian flair. Grab a handcrafted specialty cocktail and some tapas at 15 Romolo, a neighborhood lounge with a speakeasy vibe.  

Area shops are rich with tradition and culture, focusing heavily on the art and literature scene. City Lights Booksellers & Publishers is a book lover's paradise. This independently owned bookstore houses three levels of books, music, and art.

Things to Do

North Beach is a neighborhood built on artistic culture, with heavy literary and musical influences defining the community atmosphere. Bimbo’s 365 Club is a North Beach favorite. This club dates back 70 years and brings live jazz and rock music to the neighborhood. Each summer, the North Beach Festival hosts musical acts and performers, with proceeds going back to support the community. This festival is one of the most popular events in the city and features live music, gourmet food, and art vendors. 

Washington Square is a popular spot for residents to people-watch, enjoy lunch from one of the nearby sidewalk cafes, and take in the stunning views of Saint Peter and Paul’s Church. This lush park is also a spot for neighborhood events like community movie nights and local festivals. Joe DiMaggio Playground, a North Beach cornerstone, is a large greenspace featuring a children’s play area, tennis courts, and a pool building.


The San Francisco Unified School District serves North Beach. Popular schools in the area include:

Overview for North Beach, CA

6,353 people live in North Beach, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $64,074. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for North Beach, CA

North Beach has 3,124 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in North Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,353 people call North Beach home. The population density is 70,722.612 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

42.66 / 57.34%

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

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in North Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby North Beach. 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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6th - 8th
Parker (Jean) Elementary
K - 5th
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