Living the Good Life Near Caltrain’s 4th and King St. Station

Living and working in the San Francisco area is a dream come true. The city is a gorgeous mix of high-tech industry, walkable neighborhoods and marvelous views that attract the best and the brightest. Living in the Caltrain corridor offers incredible convenience that may allow you to skip automobile ownership entirely, even if you live in one of the nearby towns serviced by Caltrain. For example, riding in from Redwood City can get you into downtown San Francisco in about an hour and allow you time to stretch your legs and enjoy a good book instead of stressing about traffic. Gilroy Station is the farthest stop out and still gets visitors into the city in just a couple hours.

Commute From San Francisco’s Caltrain Station
Destination By Car Caltrain Distance
Downtown Burlingame 20 min 19 min 16 miles
Downtown San Mateo 22 min 25 min 19 miles
Downtown San Carlos 26 min 31 min 24 miles
Downtown Redwood City 30 min 33 min 26 miles
Downtown Menlo Park 35 min 38 min 31 miles
Downtown Palo Alto 38 min 39 min 32 miles
Downtown Mountain View 40 min 46 min 38.5 miles
Downtown Sunnyvale 43 min 50 min 40 miles
San Jose Diridon 50 min 59 min 48 miles


Discover the Neighborhood for You

Here are just some of the many excellent neighborhoods for investors and prospective homeowners to consider to make the dream of Bay Area home ownership a reality.

Mission Bay and Dogpatch

Caltrain’s 4th and King St. Station drops riders right into the Mission Bay neighborhood. Farther to the south but still nestled between the water and I-280 is the Dogpatch area. Once a gritty, industrial area, both Dogpatch and Mission Bay have utterly transformed since the 1990s, and today they are popular residential areas close to many entertainment options. AT&T Park is just a short distance away for Giants baseball in the summer and outdoor concerts and events year round.

Pacific Heights

From atop the Pacific Heights ridge, you can take in spectacular views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Presidio. The neighborhood is home to the famous, brightly painted Victorian houses and mansions that add historic charm to the city. Most notably, the oldest home in Pacific Heights survived the Great Earthquake. Built in 1853, the property at 2475 Pacific Avenue highlights the old-meets-new charm of this unique neighborhood. This prime area of the city is home to several notable people, including Apple designer Jonathan Ive, U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, Peter Thiel and author Danielle Steel.

Russian Hill

The Russian Hill neighborhood is named after one of the 44 hills dotting the city of San Francisco. Located near Fisherman’s Wharf, it’s bordered by Ghirardelli Square to the north and Broadway to the south. Russian Hill is home to Lombard Street, a famously winding thoroughfare often claimed to be the most crooked street in the world. While its brick pavement and challenging curves are popular with tourists, residents know that Vermont Street on Potrero Hill actually has steeper, sharper turns — though Lombard Street has more twists when all is said and done.

Outstanding Urban Amenities

The real estate in the neighborhoods along the Caltrain line is very attractive, thanks to the many nearby businesses and amenities. Social media giant Twitter, Bechtel Engineering, AirBnB and Uber are just a few of the major global companies with headquarters in the area. There are also outstanding educational facilities nearby; for example, Lick-Wilmerding High School offers a dynamic and challenging academic program that prepares students for the 21st-century economy.

In addition to the sports action at AT&T Park, there are so many other community events and locations that make living in the city special. Foodies will love the Ferry Building Marketplace on Embarcadero for fresh farmers market produce. It’s also worth trying Coi Restaurant on Broadway for its focus on locally grown products and simple yet delicious preparation. To work off your dinner, take a swim at the Garfield Swimming Pool in the Mission District or go for a jog through scenic Golden Gate Park. Best of all, public transportation to all of these places can include a ride on San Francisco’s iconic cable cars, which locals still use to get around town.

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