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Realtors Jump in Neighborhood Debate in the City



    Realtors Jump in Neighborhood Debate in the City
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    SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: A row of luxury homes are seen near the Golden Gate Bridge May 26, 2005 in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco, California. According to a study released Wednesday by San Francisco's First Republic Bank, the average luxury home in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is defined as homes with values above the $1 million, rose nearly 6 percent between the fourth quarter of 2004 and the first quarter of 2005 to an average of $2.7 million, up $329,000 from one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    How many San Francisco neighborhoods can you count?

    According to real-estate company Zephyr, there's 48.

    On its revamped website, Zephyr features an in-depth tabulation of each little region -- please, don't use the word "nabe" -- including a host of mini-documentaries on such real-estate hotspots as Pacific Heights, Potrero Hill, and Hayes Valley.

    “We launched our new website in April, but that doesn’t mean our work is done,” said Melody Foster-Brown, Zephyr's Director of Marketing. “We’re committed to ongoing development to evolve, improve and expand the overall experience for our clients and our agents.”

    The company's maps will probably do little to quell the perennial battle over the exact boundaries of various neighborhoods.

    The Chronicle sparked a commenting-apocalypse two years ago when they called one area "Little Hollywood." A year later, a realtor's association took it upon itself to rename entire swaths of the city. And don't even get started talking about "SoCha" and "La Lengua."