Bernal Heights

Discover the Lifestyle of Bernal Heights

Nestled along the peaks on the southeastern side of San Francisco, Bernal Heights is a unique neighborhood that's filled with unmistakable charm. Here, you'll uncover stunning historic homes and the iconic Bernal Heights Summit, the area's top natural destination. Although the district is primarily residential, it also features a few retail destinations along Cortland Avenue, as well as an active neighborhood center that hosts plenty of year-round events.

Eager to find your next dream home along the steep yet tranquil streets of Bernal Heights? Here's everything you need to know about the area!

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What Residents Love About Bernal Heights

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Ideal Location

The neighborhood of Bernal Heights may seem like a world of its own, but quick freeway access to the peninsula and Silicon Valley makes it easy to get around. It's also just minutes away from other popular San Francisco communities, including the Mission District and Downtown.

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A Sense of Community

Bernal Heights is more than just a neighborhood—it's a community of neighbors that treat each other like family. It's not uncommon to see residents enjoying a festival at the local neighborhood center or relaxing at Precita Park, so don't be afraid to reach out and say hello!

Bernal Heights at a Glance


  • A mix of newer and historic homes
  • Most properties are valued over $1,500,000


  • Features multiple parks and a library
  • Home to one of the steepest streets in the world

Key Features of Bernal Heights

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Most of Bernal Heights's retail destinations are located on Cortland Street. Here, you'll find everything from the Good Life grocery store to smaller local shops, like Succulence, the Bernal Beast, and Chloe's Closet. Larger chain stores also await to the east on Mission Street.

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Have you worked up an appetite? If so, it's time to come sample the local flavors of Bernal Heights! A diverse mix of American and international cuisine awaits, and there are a few spots you have to try. Moki's Sushi, Piqueo's, and Black Jet Baking Co. are all popular amongst locals.

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There's always something exciting going on in Bernal Heights. If you want to check out some of the area's top attractions, start by exploring the lush green space atop the Bernal Heights Summit. From there, you can head to the Alemany Farmers' Market for some local produce or view hand painted murals at Precita Eyes!

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If you're searching for a home in Bernal Heights, we're here to help you navigate the process from start to finish. Amore Real Estate has the resources to need to make the home buying process a breeze, so just reach out to us to get started.

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