Located in the upper northeast part of San Francisco is the district of North Beach/Financial District, which also includes North Waterfront and Telegraph Hill. North Beach is located between Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf and was first settled by Italian immigrants in the 1870’s. Today, the area is predominantly Italian and is often called the Little Italy of the West. At the heart of North Beach is Washington Square, a grassy piazza where the Church of Saints Peter and Paul sits. Located directly east of North beach is Telegraph Hill, which is known for sweeping 360 degree views and it’s well known landmark, Coit Tower. Numerous high-end, high-rise condos and beautiful turn of the century single family homes grace the summit and sides of the hill and offer beautiful views of the Bay.
Courtesy of SFGate.com