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Neighborhoods

The Financial District

The boundaries of the Financial District are Grant Avenue east of Union Square, Sacramento and Columbus Street south of Chinatown and North Beach, and the Embarcadero, which runs along the waterfront. The district is home to the city’s tallest buildings and as you can...

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South of Market

The borders of SOMA are Market Street to the north-northwest, the San Francisco Bay to the east, Townsend Street to the south-southeast, and U.S. Route 101 (Central Freeway) to the west-southwest. It is the part of the city in which the street grid runs…

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Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill is one of the original “Seven Hills” referred to when people compare San Francisco to Rome. The neighborhood is bounded by Vallejo Street to the south, Sansome Street to the east, Francisco Street to the north and Powell Street and Columbus Avenue to...

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Sea Cliff

Sea Cliff is adjacent to the Pacific Ocean and Baker Beach, southwest of the Presidio of San Francisco and east of Lincoln Park. The neighborhood is extremely affluent, houses are large and many of the estates offer views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and...

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North Beach

North Beach is San Francisco’s Little Italy. The neighborhood is bounded by the Financial District, Chinatown, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill and Fisherman’s Wharf. The neighborhood is one of San Francisco’s main nightlife areas as well as a residential neighborhood...

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Nob Hill

Nob Hill is bordered by Union Square, the Tenderloin, Market Street and Chinatown. The actual peak of Nob hill lies approximately at the intersection of Jones St. and Sacramento St.
Nob Hill has expansive views, these along with the central position it occupies made this an enclave…

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Pacific Heights

Pacific Heights is situated on an east-west oriented ridge in San Francisco. The ridge rises sharply from the Marina District / Cow Hollow neighborhoods affording Pacific Heights panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz the Presidio...

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Cow Hollow

Cow Hollow is a generally affluent neighborhood located between The Presidio and Russian Hill with Pacific Heights on one side and the Marina District on the other. Cow Hollow was once a settlement for fisherman as the coast was much closer than it is now. In 1849 Cow...

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St Francis Wood

The neighborhood of St. Francis Wood is comprised of 175 acres that were originally part of the San Miguel Rancho grant. The neighborhood was developed during a time of civic beautification and this heavily influenced the community plan and a number of restrictions...

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West Portal

The small affluent neighborhood of “West Portal” is located at the southern edge of the hills in central San Francisco. The neighborhood takes its name from the Muni tunnel that runs beneath Twin Peaks and opened in 1918. As the neighborhood is on the west side of...

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Outer Richmond

The Outer Richmond district is very similar to the Sunset district in that it has the laid back quality of a beach town. The Legion of Honor, the Cliffhouse and Sutro Baths are located in the Richmond District, each is a historic landmark in its own right In addition...

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Russian Hill

The neighborhood of Russian Hill is bordered on the south by Nob Hill, to the north by Fisherman’s Wharf. North Beach is on the east side of the neighborhood and it west side is bordered by Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow and the Marina. The neighborhood takes its name...

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Sunset

The sunset is bordered on the north by Golden Gate Park, on the south by Sloat Blvd, East by Arguello and 19th street on the west. It was not developed until after the turn of the last century and the housing is a mix of architectural styles from row house style...

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Glen Park

The Glen Park neighborhood is located south of Diamond Heights / Noe Valley, west of Bernal Heights and east of Glen Canyon Park. The Glen Park BART Station makes commuting to the Financial District, East Bay or Peninsula stress free. I-280 is located…

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Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is exactly that. Two peaks with a north / south orientation. Twin Peaks Boulevard runs between them. Twin Peaks also serves as a block for the summer coastal fog that arrives from the Pacific. The west facing slopes receive substantial fog and winds which...

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Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley is bordered on the North by Fulton Street, the south by Market Street, Frankly Street on the east and Fillmore/Webster on the west. Hayes Valley takes its name from Thomas Hayes who owned the tract of land in the late 1800s. The neighborhood has been...

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Eureka Valley / Castro

“The Castro” is a community within the neighborhood of Eureka Valley. It stretches from Market St. to 19th Street and Church Street to Eureka Street. The famous Castro Street extends down the middle of this area. The street and area takes its name from José Castro...

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The Marina

The Marina District is a picturesque neighborhood bordered on the south by Lombard Street and the north by the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Its eastern border is Van Ness and Fort Mason; Lyon Street and the Presidio National Park are to the west. It takes…

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Dolores Heights

Dolores Heights is a relatively affluent neighborhood of hills, cul-de-sacs and steep staircases and offers beautiful views of San Francisco. The neighborhood is a mixture of Victorian and Edwardian homes. It offers a patch of serenity strategically located between...

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Duboce Triangle

The “Duboce Triangle” neighborhood boundaries are Market St., Castro St. and Waller St. The neighborhood takes its name from Duboce Street and Duboce Park, both of which are named for Colonel Victor Duboce. Colonel Duboce served in the Spanish – American War with the...

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Golden Gate Park

The story of Golden Gate Park begins in 1860 when San Franciscans, inspired by Central Park in New York, began to think of creating their own civic open space. Though plans were put into motion in the 1860’s, it wasn’t until 1870 that a young field engineer named...

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Noe Valley

Noe Valley is located in the heart of San Francisco. It was originally part of a land grant owned by the last Mexican mayor of Yerba Buena, or present day San Francisco, Jose de Jesus Noe. Largely developed at the turn of the last century and after the 1906...

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Cole Valley

Cole Valley is one of San Francisco's little gems. Tucked into the center of the City between the Haight Ashbury, Ashbury Heights and Parnassus Heights it has charming shops, restaurants and transportation. If you're not familiar with it take time to visit and...

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