The Mission District
One of San Francisco’s heart–and–soul neighborhoods, the Mission District’s main microclimate is pure sunshine. The area is home to layered stories of the City’s immigrant experience, from German to Irish to Mexican and Central American newcomers who built and rebuilt this city. The Mission and its microneighborhoods boast some of San Francisco’s most varied and desirable real estate properties – single family homes, multi-family buildings, and mixed-use/retail – across relatively diverse price points. The cultural and commercial corridors along Valencia Street and Mission Street draw visitors from all over the world, and a number of San Francisco’s most prominent figures in business, tech, and philanthropy have made significant home purchases in the neighborhood, living alongside the young families, elderly retirees, artists, and professionals that make the Mission so vibrant.
The South of Market District of San Francisco has long been an eclectic mix of young professional, single, and retiree residents, with live-work spaces and condominiums the primary property opportunities. SOMA has maintained its gritty industrial and working-class roots amidst all of the gorgeous new multi-unit residential construction, and is favored by tech and business-sector professionals for its proximity to their office headquarters. Its microneighborhoods, including Rincon Hill and Yerba Buena, are home to both San Francisco’s central arts and culture offerings as well as some of its highest price real estate via luxury apartment towers. This very San Francisco juxtaposition makes SOMA a consistently competitive and much-followed real estate market in the City.
On the far east side of the city, alongside microneighborhoods Dogpatch and the Showplace Square design district, is Potrero Hill. Once historically and proudly a community of artists and blue collar workers, the Potrero has seen a dynamic transition to higher wealth individuals and families drawn to its almost-always sunny days and beautiful panoramic views spanning from Twin Peaks to downtown San Francisco. Proximity to transit and freeway access also make Potrero Hill a sought-after neighborhood for property buyers.
Once a busy corner of the City dedicated to light industrial and a productive waterfront, Mission Bay has seen a complete 21st century development renaissance. Now home to a world-class medical research and hospital corridor, Mission Bay also boasts the Chase Center, home to the Golden State Warriors and a major performance venue, as well as bright and bustling dining and retail areas throughout microneighborhoods such as Dogpatch. Featuring sleek, tall, and modern new builds popular with professional singles and couples, the future is everywhere in Mission Bay.
One of the most fervently beloved and dynamic neighborhoods in San Francisco, Bernal Heights has levels and layers of history built in. A mix of families, young singles, professionals, and older adults, Bernal Heights boasts charming Cortland Avenue as its main village center. Precita Park, Holly Park, and Bernal Hill are all favorite local spots, and the weekly Saturday Alemany Farmers Market is a must-go.