Famed for steep hills clad in eclectic architecture, a long history of hippy culture, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, San Francisco is a vibrant and must-visit city.
The liberal and multi-cultural west coast capital of the USA also offers a healthy property market, and like, Miami and New York, shows rising prices.
According to zillow.com, house prices have picked up significantly since 2013 - up 13.6 per cent in the past year and predicted to go up 3.6 per cent in 2014.
The median house price in the city is now $875,200 (£524,487), although you can buy a studio apartment in the city for around $349,000 (£209k). However you can buy several millions for a handsome Arts & Crafts home or luxury penthouse.
If you love the coloured clapboard period houses typical of many of the residential neighbourhoods, you might like this Victorian four-bed detached house in the exclusive San Francisco Bay area.
A duplex formed of two apartments, you could live in one half and rent out the other. It's selling for £371,455 through international agent, Savills, who have just broken into this market.
Savills have formed a new association with San Francisco based real estate brokerage McGuire Real Estate, a boutique firm specialising in luxury properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country.
McGuire was founded in San Francisco in 1919, Charles E. Moore is the 3rd generation owner and McGuire is a market leader.