Overview: SOMA (South of Market Street) is one of the most cosmopolitan, up-and-coming areas in San Francisco, mixing converted lofts and industrial buildings. With the San Francisco MOMA and some of the best bars and restaurants in the city, SOMA real estate offers access to plenty of things to do. SOMA is also the creative cutting-edge center of the city, home to the majority of graphic arts, design, film and multimedia businesses and more. The dot-com revolution brought thousands of newly constructed lofts and condominiums and a fresh new interest in this neighborhood.
Known For: Lofts, Restaurants, Artsy, Cool, Hip, Yerba Buena Clubs, Tech Scene, Ballpark, Startups
Mission Bay
Overview: The Mission Bay neighborhood is built on landfill located on San Francisco Bay south of Townsend Street, east of Interstate 280 and north of Mariposa Street. The new UCSF research campus at Mission Bay is part of the rapid growth of a new neighborhood of office buildings and luxury condominiums being built in an area that was formerly an industrial area dominated by rail yards. The Dogpatch neighborhood lies to the south of it.
South Beach
Overview: The South Beach neighborhood encompasses the moderately affluent, medium-density mixed-use blocks which border The Embarcadero and King Street from south of the Bay Bridge down to 3rd Street. From two blocks inland westward is the South of Market neighborhood, and from south of Townsend Street and west of 3rd Street begins China Basin. The most notable feature of South Beach is AT&T Park in its south-east corner.