Where are good and bad places to live in and around San Francisco?

I'm looking at taking a new job in San Francisco, (I currently live on the east coast) and I am trying to find housing. I can't afford much, but I'm trying to determine what areas are bad (ie dangerous and likely to hold lots of not so nice apartments) and which are decent? Are there any parts to really avoid?

Asked By: Erin - 5/16/2011
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Avoid the area called HUNTERS POINT. It is near Candlestick Park. Depending on your sexual orientation, there is an area called the Castro and it is the gay area. Great areas include the Nob Hill area and Twin Peaks. Pacific Heights is very nice. The area on the West Central part of the city, South of Golden Gate... More
Answered By: academicjoq - 5/16/2011
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The prior poster stated that the area near Broadway is the gay area, which is incorrect. The gay neighborhood of San Francisco is The Castro, in the vicinity of Market and Castro Streets, almost the geographic center of San Francisco.
Answered By: Matthew Nelson - 5/16/2011
It depends if you want to commute into SF which usually involves a high bridge toll and parking problems once you get there unless your employer pays for that. Or, if you live in S.F. there are some areas to avoid: Tenderloin, Bayview, Hunts Point, Bayshore. I would have to know your budget to recommend an area but for... More
Answered By: Flower - 5/16/2011
I can't speak to SF directly, but a lot of people commute in from the East Bay using BART, the subway. (no one calls it a subway, everyone calls it BART... More
Answered By: chrisfs2 - 5/16/2011
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