BERNAL HEIGHTS

Offers a distinctive blend of urban energy and a laid-back community vibe.

Welcome to Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights, perched atop one of San Francisco's iconic hills, offers a distinctive blend of urban energy and a laid-back community vibe. Tucked away from the bustling city center yet close enough to feel its pulse, Bernal Heights boasts stunning views, diverse architecture, and a strong sense of neighborhood pride.
 
At the heart of Bernal Heights is Cortland Avenue, a dynamic commercial strip brimming with local shops, cozy cafes, and delicious eateries. From artisanal bakeries serving up freshly baked goods to trendy boutiques offering unique finds, Cortland Avenue has something for everyone. Residents and visitors alike gather here to sip coffee, sample gourmet treats, and immerse themselves in the neighborhood's eclectic charm.
 
The residential streets of Bernal Heights are a mosaic of architectural styles, ranging from colorful Victorian cottages to sleek modern homes. Each block tells a story, reflecting the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant character. Tree-lined sidewalks, community gardens, and pocket parks provide peaceful retreats amidst the urban landscape, inviting residents to relax and connect with nature.
 
Bernal Heights is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with its namesake hill offering panoramic views of the city skyline, the Bay Bridge, and beyond. Dog owners and hikers frequent Bernal Heights Park, a sprawling green space with meandering trails and off-leash areas for furry friends to roam free. On sunny days, families and friends gather at Precita Park, a neighborhood hub featuring playgrounds, picnic areas, and a vibrant mural celebrating local artists.
 
The sense of community in Bernal Heights is palpable, with residents coming together for block parties, farmers markets, and neighborhood clean-up events. Whether it's a casual stroll through the streets or a lively gathering at one of the local watering holes, there's always a warm welcome waiting in Bernal Heights.
 
Transportation in Bernal Heights is convenient, with multiple Muni bus lines providing easy access to downtown San Francisco and other parts of the city. For those who prefer to explore on two wheels, bike-friendly lanes, and scenic routes make cycling a popular choice for getting around.
 
In summary, Bernal Heights offers a unique blend of urban living and small-town charm, where panoramic views, diverse architecture, and a strong sense of community converge to create a truly special neighborhood experience. Whether you're admiring the skyline from atop Bernal Hill or chatting with neighbors over coffee on Cortland Avenue, Bernal Heights invites you to embrace its warmth and vitality.

Overview for BERNAL HEIGHTS, CA

25,962 people live in BERNAL HEIGHTS, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $83,334. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,962

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

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

$83,334

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for BERNAL HEIGHTS, CA

BERNAL HEIGHTS has 9,290 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in BERNAL HEIGHTS do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,962 people call BERNAL HEIGHTS home. The population density is 26,898.622 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,962

Total Population

High

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

41

Median Age

52.93 / 47.07%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
9,290

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$83,334

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in BERNAL HEIGHTS, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby BERNAL HEIGHTS. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Serra (Junipero) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Oakes Children's Center
PRIVATE
3rd - 8th
No rating available
St Anthony - Immaculate Conception School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Flynn (Leonard R.) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Revere (Paul) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
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