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West Portal

The area west of Twin Peaks that stretches west to 19th Avenue and Highway 1. is made up of Forest Knolls, Midtown Terrace, Forest Hill and West Portal. This community enjoys cool breezes from the Pacific and spectacular sunsets year round. Though primarily residential, the neighborhood is also the home of Laguna Honda hospital, public…

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Sunset District

The Sunset, San Francisco’s largest neighborhood, is roughly 450 blocks laid out in a grid of numbered streets and alphabetized avenues. Most of it is quite flat, except for Golden Gate Heights where spectacular view homes sit on streets that twist and wind around Grandview Park and the Golden Gate Heights Playground. The homes in…

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South Beach

Under the Bay Bridge is a scenic stretch of waterfront property known as South Beach. One of San Francisco’s newest neighborhoods, most of it didn’t exist before 1989 when an earthquake toppled the overhead Embarcadero Freeway. Before the earthquake, South Beach was a warehouse district. Today, South Beach is reaching the dramatic potential of its…

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South of Market

SOMA’s huge city blocks of residential and industrial buildings are the place to be for the new urban professional. There’s easy freeway access and more top restaurants and bars than anywhere else in the city. SOMA draws people from other cosmopolitan cities because it has a true urban feel. Entertainment and culture abound at Yerba…

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Sea Cliff

Sea Cliff is an immaculate residential enclave with manicured lawns and impressive gardens. Most of the houses were built between 1920 and 1929 in the Mediterranean style. Visible between the single family, freestanding homes are slices of the dramatic panorama of the Golden Gate and the Marin headlands. Sea Cliff is the only SF neighborhood…

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Russian Hill

Russian Hill, a residential neighborhood with pockets of restaurants and shops, feels a bit more visitor-friendly than its more formal neighbor, Nob Hill. The views are also just as dazzling. The neighborhood got its name when gold rushers found seven Cyrillic-inscribed gravestones at the top of the hill. Consensus on the identity of the Russian…

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Richmond

The Richmond District spreads across the northwest corner of San Francisco and is known for its orderly residential streets nestled around Russian cathedrals, Asian restaurants, and Mexican open markets. The commercial center of Clement Street offers a rich variety of dining experiences that draw people from all over the City. Public transit options are the…

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Presidio

This privileged, elegant neighborhood embodies Hollywood’s vision of San Francisco, and its blocks of Victorian mansions and its Cinemascope views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge make the area a perennial favorite with visitors to the city. San Francisco locals tend to be a bit more cynical about the exclusive air of Pacific…

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Potrero Hill

On Potrero Hill, you can relax in brilliant sunshine while watching fog engulf the rest of the city. Bounded roughly by 16th, Third and Cesar Chavez streets and Potrero Avenue, the neighborhood is relatively isolated by freeways and large tracts of industrial landscape, giving Potrero Hill its own pace and a feeling of distance from…

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Pacific Heights

An eclectic cultural mix defines this almost-perfect rectangle known as Hayes Valley/Alamo Square. Restaurants and boutiques, from funky to high-end, flourish in the Haight-Fillmore and Hayes Valley neighborhoods. Nightlife options range from hip-hop clubs in the Lower Haight to the Civic Center’s symphony, opera, and ballet. To get back and forth, take a bus –…

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North Beach

North Beach is that rare thing — a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It’s best known as San Francisco’s Little Italy, with its high density of check-clothed ristorantes, caffes and Old World delicatessens. It’s also a popular pilgrimage for fans of the…

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Nopa

An eclectic cultural mix defines this almost-perfect rectangle known as Hayes Valley/Alamo Square. Restaurants and boutiques, from funky to high-end, flourish in the Haight-Fillmore and Hayes Valley neighborhoods. Nightlife options range from hip-hop clubs in the Lower Haight to the Civic Center’s symphony, opera, and ballet. To get back and forth, take a bus –…

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Noe Valley

Noe Valley is a neighborhood of contradictions. It’s home to both liberals and conservatives, it has attracted the working class, dot.com millionaires, Hollywood film crews (“Sister Act,” “Nash Bridges”), and, in the 1970s, followers of controversial Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Recent problems with storefront vandalism stand in sharp contrast to Noe’s clean-cut image and…

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Nob Hill

Nob Hill is one of San Francisco’s signature neighborhoods, renowned for its city landmarks and the famous hotels that border Huntington Park. For those who explore further, it also reveals unexpected facets. In addition to its swanky character, the area is influenced by the diverse personalities of the downtown neighborhoods that surround it, making it…

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Mission District

The Mission is a colorful neighborhood in San Francisco that is surrounded by Valencia Street on the west, Hwy 101 on the east and north, and Ceaser Chavaz Street on the south. This neighborhood is full of colorful Victorians and converted warehouses. A stroll through its heart will take you down 24th Street where Latin…

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