The long forgotten neighborhood seems to be forgotten no longer. Maybe the renaissance is from the overall uptick in activity everywhere in SF, maybe it's the ability to add new units to a city who's thirsty for housing, maybe it's the creation of th... more
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Located on the north edge of a hill which boasts a 360 degree view of San Francisco, Bernal Heights is home to a growing number of working mothers, lesbian couples, and upscale but price conscious hipsters. Less suburban and baby oriented than Noe Va... more
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The Heart of the Castro, Castro Street is home to tons of bars & restaurants, with many more along Market and 18th Streets. Of course, the amazing, beautiful, Castro Theatre is also on Castro Street, between Market & 18th. ~~~~~~~ Located i... more
Central Market is an ever changing area... a rebirth of entertainment, living, food and drink. more
China Basin is a neighborhood built on landfill along the San Francisco Bay. It lies north of Mission Creek and the Mission Bay neighborhood, and includes Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, numerous restaurants, and the Caltrain railroad... more
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At the corner of Bush and Grant, a large gate adorned with lions and dragons marks the entry to Chinatown and once you've crossed through, you'll know it immediately. Grant and Stockton streets are narrow and lined with bustling everything shops, tem... more
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Tucked just behind Haight street is a little, up-and-coming neighborhood known as Cole Valley. While the main drag is still fairly mellow, it has a bunch of great spots for drinks and dinner. Crepes on Cole is perfect for that late night nutella crav... more
The amazingly changing neighborhood continues to morph.  Where it ends is anybody's idea.   The corridor on the 3rd Street continues to add lots of great boutique shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. more
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This compact, concrete jungle of energy, style and international intrigue is a mecca for theater-enthusiasts, happy hour celebrants, and fashion-hungry urbanities with a lot of money to spend. During the day, the streets are filled with tourists maki... more
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Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. The F M... more
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Glen Park at Diamond & Chenery has a cute little European Village strip of shops, cafes, and restaurants in Glen Park. BART is right there; as is Glen Park Canyon. In Glen Park, it's easy to get a completely different view of San Francisco. more
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In recent years, Hayes Valley has gotten a ton of press for being home to some of the city's fine arts performances and art galleries. Located just off Van Ness, near Opera Plaza, restaurants like Absinthe, Indigo and the like make a convenient pre o... more
Inner Richmond has tons of shops, eateries, cafes, and bars on one long, flat street, make this a great walking street, from Arguello all the way out to Park Presidio. There are dozens of great Asian restaurants on Clement or Geary and a vast array o... more
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Along the northeastern border, the Upper Haight meets the Sunset to produce a quieter and more upscale neighborhood with a 1960s influenced mindset, including the requisite cafes and poetry readings. This little area centered around 9th and Irvi... more
A quaint place to shop for antiques and art, as well as an historic landmark. On the edge of the San Francisco's Financial District, near Chinatown, this area is one of The City's oldest examples of commercial architecture and holds its own collectio... more
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The neighborhood that is now Japantown (Nihonmachi) is approximately one mile west of Union Square and is part of San Francisco's Western Addition, a subdivision that came into being with the writing of the Van Ness Ordinance in 1855. The land then w... more
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Home to a diverse crowd of young artists and post-grad vagabonds who spend altogether too much time waiting for tables or downing pints at Mad Dog, Lower Haight has hosted an off-center night life for years. Although infamous housing projects like th... more
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Home to a fashionable set of young professionals, socialites and bankers, the Marina has one of the most well-known zip codes in the city. One of the city's more affluent neighborhoods, residents here tend toward cocktail parties, jogging along the w... more
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Take a stroll through one of the most diverse and interesting areas of the city. With its strong Latin influence, the Mission offers everything from fresh hand-made tortillas, to great cafes, used furniture stores, and many of the city's hippest bars... more
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Nob Hill is home to luxury hotels (the Mark Hopkins, the Ritz Carlton, the Fairmont) and some of the city's most expensive and most renowned restaurants. The shopping of Union Square is only a few blocks down from the high ended intersection of Calif... more
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The stretch of artsy shops, intimate restaurants, and friendly bars and cafes on 24th street makes Noe a great neighborhood to aspire toward. After all the 20-something artists get burnt out on burritos and beer, they can switch to nine-to-five work... more
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The main street in NoPa is Divisadero. The as it passes from the The Pandhandle, past Alamo Square, up to USF around Turk. There's a lot of traffic either heading out or in along Oak or Fell, but the neighborhood has quite a few cool shops, ba... more
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North Beach is such a cool area of town, with tons of history, maybe a little overrun at times, but still, a great walking neighborhood with tons of great, classic bars and restaurants. The district runs down Columbus Avenue, from Washington Square t... more
Ocean Avenue continues to evolve, bolstered by the Whole Foods, Target and of course, the students from City College. Getting better as a street, where you can walk around, and find a decent restaurant, cafe or bar. more
A great set of shops and proximity to the beach define the Outer Noriega area. more
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The Outer Richmond is in many ways defined by its relation to parks and open spaces; bordered by Golden Gate Park on the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Presidio Greenbelt to the east and the Presidio of San Francisco to the north. The dist... more
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In part due to the heavy fog which blankets the area throughout the year, much of the Sunset District has developed a distinctly quiet and residential character. The vast size of the district, however, has fostered the development of several varied a... more
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Pacific Heights starts at Geary Street and slowly sweeps up to toward Alta Vista Park and then drops off into Cow Hollow and the Marina. The views and old money make it one of the most desirable places to live in San Francisco. Sweeping panoramas of... more
The middle part of Polk Street, from Broadway to Turk Streets, is more colloquially known as Polk Gulch. From the western edge of the Tenderloin and Civic Center to the western edge of Russian Hill, Polk Gulch is hemmed in by Van Ness to the west.... more
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Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Potrero Hill quietly hosts a friendly neighborhood community. Even though it might not seem like there's much going on, you'll be surprised to find some very popular cafes, bars, and restaurants lo... more
Located on Potrero Point, a long active yet publicly inaccessible section of waterfront, the Power Station site has a rich industrial history that powered San Francisco since the Gold Rush. Now retired, the Power Station is being reimagined as a vibr... more
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Along the same ridge as Nob Hill, the first part that rises from the bay is Russian Hill. The neighborhood is home to some of San Francisco's most established and monied families. Russian Hill is best known for the crooked part of Lombard Street... more
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Well known as home of S.F. night-life, there are more dance clubs in SoMa than in all the other neighborhoods put together. As Downtown continues its drift south into SoMa, the amount of tall buildings continues to grow but was one heads west and sou... more
The Tenderloin is the dynamic, rapidly changing neighborhood in San Francisco. It is also as one of the more dense areas in SF. It is a microcosm of San Francisco; cultures from all over the world, new immigrants, the tech industry, the young profe... more
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Centered between Fisherman's Warf to the north and Oracle Park to the south, the Embarcadero is anchored by the Ferry Building. Business people and office workers coming in from Downtown mix with SF residents and vacationers along the waterfront. The... more
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The Presidio preserves an astonishingly complex cultural and natural heritage within its 1480 acres. For details, select the "In Depth" link to the right. For thousands of years, the Ohlone Native Americans managed and harvested the natural bount... more
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Today's Haight is comprised of a multitude of free thinkers and specialty shops, sprung from the days when the Grateful Dead ruled and hippies took to the streets spreading love and drugs in their wake. From Golden Gate Park, designed in 1871 as the... more
Because of its small size and collection of mom and pop stores, restaurants, and saloons, the neighborhood is often described as having a village atmosphere. The neighborhood is served by a branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Like Glen Park,... more