Bernal Heights

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.


Total Population

41 years

Median Age


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


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.


Total Population


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


Median Age

52.93 / 47.07%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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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.
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Serra (Junipero) Elementary
K - 5th
Oakes Children's Center
3rd - 8th
No rating available
St Anthony - Immaculate Conception School
K - 8th
No rating available
Flynn (Leonard R.) Elementary
K - 5th
No rating available
Revere (Paul) Elementary
K - 8th
No rating available

Around Bernal Heights, CA

There's plenty to do around Bernal Heights, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Fitness By Jenn, Pilates by Patty Whitman, and Kate Bannon Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.75 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.24 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.65 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.33 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.36 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.69 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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Welcome to Bernal Heights

Vibrancy awaits in this warm and welcoming San Francisco enclave
San Francisco’s eclectic mix of neighborhoods is a tremendous part of its charm, and Bernal Heights embodies this concept. Situated in the southeastern section of the city, this picturesque community is frequently deemed one of the most coveted in the Bay Area. Opulent Edwardian estates are tucked onto lovely, tree-lined streets. Gorgeously-restored Victorians provide sweeping views of the iconic Sutro Tower. Enchanting vintage homes amplify the enclave’s lovely, small-town atmosphere. All the while, the prestigious, hilly hamlet gives its residents panoramic vistas of the city skyline and sparkling water.

What to Love

  • A tight-knit feel and inviting, progressive ethos
  • Proximity to downtown San Francisco and the hip Mission district
  • Exceptionally walkable
  • Minutes away from glorious parks, trails, galleries, and museums
    • Bernal Parks include Precita Park, St. Mary’s Park, Bernal Heights Park & Holly Park
  • A slew of highly anticipated annual festivals, celebrations, and parades
  • An excellent collection of bars, restaurants, and retailers
  • Some of the city's warmest and sunniest weather

Local Lifestyle

Bernal Heights residents have great affection for their neighborhood and its cozy, family-friendly energy. Its relaxed, low-key vibe amplifies this, which gives it the feel of a pristine, metropolitan oasis. From writers penning their next book to professionals in the technology industry, Bernal Heights’ sublime mix of kind neighbors is what makes this neighborhood feel like home. Locals of Bernal Heights gather together throughout the year to honor everything from the works of local artisans to a Halloween festival teeming with costumes, food, pumpkins, and live music.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

San Francisco as a whole is a veritable paradise for foodies, and Bernal Heights’ exquisite mix of casual eateries and chic venues helps it sustain its reputation. Seafood Station’s laidback, inviting ambiance is the optimal backdrop for dishes ranging from creamy clam chowder to crispy fish and chips. 
Families in the region also flock to Bernal Star for delectable and inventive American fare enhanced with fresh, seasonal ingredients. A few of the standouts on their excellent menu include wild arugula salads with endive, apples, and Point Reyes blue cheese, wild boar burgers with truffle aioli, and tons of choices for children. Nute’s is just as enticing with its superb Japanese beers and fantastic tonkatsu ramen.
Bernal Heights also boasts a terrific collection of retailers. Succulence is chief among them. Simply walking into this lush wonderland of unique plants will bring a smile to your face, and the proprietor’s eye for detail is nothing short of amazing.

Things to Do

San Francisco is globally renowned for its limitless excitement. Bernal Heights deliberately leans towards the tranquil side, but residents here are never at a loss for what to do with their spare time. Its supportive spirit is underscored every year at the annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, which displays complimentary screenings of works by local filmmakers. The yearly Bernal Heights Hill Wide Garage Sale is another anticipated annual event. Here, unusual and often valuable treasures are discovered by the 100-plus contributors who participate in this single-day extravaganza.
Parades and holiday festivals are also a perennial hit in Bernal Heights. Easter egg hunts for the kids are in Precita Park during their Easter parade. The Summer Solstice Parade sports colorful costumes, epic dancing, and impressive floats. And with the Art Walk to the Mural Festival, Bernal Heights proves to be downright electrifying.


The San Francisco Unified School District serves school-age children in Bernal Heights. Two of the most outstanding schools in the area include:



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