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24/7 Wall St.:The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in 2013

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2. Stonestown, Lake Merced

City: San Francisco, Calif.
Median price per foot, 2012: $422
Percent change since 2011: 9%

In the southwest corner of San Francisco, tucked between the Pacific Ocean, a freshwater Lake Merced and the local zoo, sits a windswept series of residential developments on land that was once simply sand dunes. There’s a stately 1950s suburban look to much of the housing in the neighborhood, but young families may be drawn to the area’s easy access to public transportation, shopping and some of the city’s better public schools. Local data shows that residents are paying more to live in Stonestown than in many other parts of the city.

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