The reality of Chinatown is that there are two Chinatowns: one belongs to the locals, the other charms the tourists. They overlap and dance with each other, drawing more visitors annually than the Golden Gate Bridge. Visitors are stunned and enchanted when visiting Chinatown, as well as stuffed with great food. There is no itinerary needed to tackle Chinatown. Wandering aimlessly, weaving between locals and ducking into shops is enough of a plan. Main Street for tourists is Grant Avenue, but to explore the long heritage of Chinatown move on to the outlying blocks and be rewarded with a mosaic of culture.
The market has continued to prove that inventory is the key to sales. Available listed properties have remained constrained, and well cared for homes that are priced appropriately receive lots of attention, with serious buyers willing to stretch their budgets to successfully complete a purchase. With the constraints on foreign economies, there is less pressure from non-resident buyers, and although there is activity across all price ranges, the sweet spot seems to be in the starter to mid-level price points in most communities.