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 Buena, SFMOMA, and at the SOMA. Most are newer construction on busy one-way thoroughfares like Harrison and Folsom or old warehouse alleys like Clara and Ritch. If you buy here, it’s likely your building will be flanked by light industrial businesses like auto shops and fabric wholesalers. An exception to this rule is the area right around Yerba Buena, where residents walk to movies, restaurants, and venues. Another pocket of SOMA with a more intimate feel is Langton Street, between Howard and Harrison, with its tree-lined blocks and slightly older architecture.
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