Even doctors are getting priced out of San Francisco's housing market

Even doctors are getting priced out of San Francisco's frenzied housing market, according to Trulia.

Medical practitioners from anesthesiologists to surgeons occupy the top nine spots in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' ranking of the highest paying jobs in America. But by comparing doctors' annual median salary to the median house price in San Francisco, Trulia found that only 41.6% of homes are affordable.

That share jumps to 90.7% in Chicago, another major city where home prices are rising, but at a slower pace. In Dayton, Ohio, Doctors can afford 99.6% of the market.

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Most expensive home sold in San Francisco this year

Welcome to 2250 Vallejo Street, the most expensive home sold in the city of San Francisco in 2016.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

The building was originally built in 1901 for wealthy fish-packing mogul James Madison — no, not the president. Its facade was completely restored to its original beaux-arts beauty.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

The top-to-bottom restoration of the property took two years to complete.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

After being converted to housing for wounded soldiers from World War II, the home spent 50 years as an apartment building.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

It was decided that the exterior would be preserved, but the interior would be completely ripped out.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

The newly open floor plan allows one to sit at the dining room table and still look out over San Francisco Bay.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

The gourmet chef's kitchen is also completely new.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

A total of five complete bedroom suites are spread throughout the house.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

The marble of the bathroom is luxurious.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

There's a dressing room for her ...

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... and him.

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The huge glass windows that look down on the city below are another new addition, and you can slide them open to walk out onto the balcony.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

The dining room is lined with rich dark wood.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

This spiral staircase is gorgeous, but there's no need to take it — the mansion also has an elevator.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

Much of the house's furniture has been imported from Italy.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

The backyard includes a small patch of incredibly green grass.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

There are also two other bedrooms joined by a shared bathroom.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

The top floor is the spa room.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

It doubles as a roof deck with a gas fire pit, indoor steam room, and infinity edge pool.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

This just might be the best view in San Francisco.

(Photo: Vince Valdes)

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A shortage of inventory and aggressive bidding wars are raising house prices at more than twice the rate of wage growth across the country, but especially in San Francisco.

Trulia also looked into affordability for lower-paying jobs. Restaurant workers, who have a median salary of $28,612, face the most difficulty: Trulia found that 0% of San Francisco houses are affordable. Teachers can confidently shop around in only 0.4% of the market with a median wage of $72,340, while first responders have access to 2.6% of the market.

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Overall, Trulia found that most of the time, households with at least two working people have more access to the housing market than single-income households.

The ratio of house prices to median income is one way to gauge housing affordability. Compared to other cities in the world like Hong Kong and Vancouver, San Francisco is actually a lot cheaper.

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San Francisco's first residents, members of the Yelamu tribe, began inhabiting the area around 3000 BC. Approximately 150 to 300 people lived in the boundaries of modern-day San Francisco, though they also roamed to neighboring sites.

Photo Credit: Library of Congress

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

A group of Spanish explorers, led by Don Gaspar de Portolà, arrived there in 1769. This was the first documented European visit to the San Francisco Bay.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Clear Case

At the time, sand dunes stretched for about seven miles from east to west.

Photo Credit: Willard Worden/Open SF History

Source: San Francisco Department of the Environment

Here's another early 20th century photo of sand dunes, which formed centuries prior, in what is now the 1,000-acre Golden Gate Park

Photo Credit: San Francisco Public Library

The Spanish settlers established the Presidio of San Francisco (i.e. the "Royal Fortress of Saint Francis") in 1776.

Photo Credit: NYPL

The same year, the Mission San Francisco de Asís, the oldest surviving structure in the city, was built. The Catholic church was made of adobe, brush, and wood, which weren't the best materials considering California's earthquakes. Here it is in an 1863 photograph

Photo Credit: NYPL 

The area remained under Spanish rule until 1821, when it became a part of Mexico.

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In 1835, English entrepreneur William Richardson founded the city’s first homestead outside Mission San Francisco de Asís, near what is today Portsmouth Square (a one-block park in the city's Chinatown neighborhood).

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Source: San Francisco Gate

The same year, Richardson and Alcalde Francisco de Haro, a Mexican soldier, laid out an urban plan for a larger town, named Yerba Buena (“Good Herb” in Spanish) after an aromatic plant native to the area. The town began to attract American settlers.

Photo Credit: Found San Francisco

A decade later, Yerba Buena had doubled in population to nearly 1,000 residents, and the town’s name was changed to San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Public Domain 

Source: "The San Francisco Bay Area"

In 1849, San Francisco became the home base for the gold rush, cementing it as a center for maritime trade.

Photo Credit: NYPL

Source: History.com

But in 1906, a huge earthquake and fire devastated the city. Here's a photo of the wreckage of San Francisco's City Hall.

Photo Credit: NYPL

Over the next few decades, San Francisco rebuilt itself ...

Photo Credit: NYPL/Ewing Galloway

... and its population boomed.

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Construction on the 1.7-milelong Golden Gate Bridge began in 1933.

Photo Credit: Library of Congress

Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the city built up its infrastructure. Here’s a 1945 photo of a street with the city’s earliest streetcars, which debuted in 1873.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Source: San Francisco Cable Car Museum

The promise of San Francisco's bohemia, cool summers ...

American psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead poses in San Francisco, circa 1960s.

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

... and the beautiful bay brought more residents to the city.

Two women pose with the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, circa 1940s.

Photo Credit: Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection/Indiana University Archives

Today, San Francisco is home to over 800,000 people.

Source: Bay Area Census

Photo Credit: Getty 

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