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Like many of its inhabitants, San Francisco has a very distinct character. From Nob Hill to the Castro, and from Fisherman’s Wharf to Haight-Ashbury, this 7-by-7 mile stretch of land has over 100 nabes. Historically known for such landmarks as Coit Tower and Lombard Street, the San Francisco metro area stretches out into the Peninsula to the south, East Bay to the east, Marin County to the North, and beyond.  San Francisco , Neighborhood Reviews Travel & Trips

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  • Best Travel Shoes ? How to Choose Travel Shoes

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    Traveling is an exciting and fulfilling experience, but packing presents a challenge. Shoes in particular are difficult to pack because they take up a lot of room. Choosing the right shoes for travel allows you to be prepared to enjoy your trip while keeping your luggage to a minimum. Here

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  • Japantown

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    Folded into Lower Pacific Heights, Japantown is an enclave of history and culture. The five-tiered concrete Peace Pagoda towers over the Japan Center–an indoor shopping mall brimming with specialty shops. The nabe buzzes during the Cherry Blossom Festival, a yearly springtime tradition celebrated by the local population. Japantown is

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  • NOPA

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    A narrow sliver of Golden Gate Park extending eastward, NOPA sits just north of the Panhandle(hence its name: NOrthPAnhandle!). Bounded by Turk Boulevard to the north and Fell Street to the south, NOPA is a newly popular part of the city. The area's restaurants have gained increasing attention, especially

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  • Lakeside

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    Lakeside is a nabe where white picket fences and manicured lawns exude a suburban vibe. Bordered by 19th Avenue on the west, Junipero Serra Boulevard on the east, and Sloat Boulevard to the north, Lakeside is all but surrounded by major commuter thoroughfares. Given this busy location, the nabe

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  • Miraloma Park

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    Miraloma Park is an expansive nabe where single-family homes and quiet streets nurture local community pride. Developed between the 20s and the 50s, Miraloma Park boasts a wide range of architecture–from Tudors to Mediterranean inspired homes. Glen Park and its BART station are just a short drive away. Residents

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  • Panhandle

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    Extending east from Golden Gate Park and nestled between Lone Mountain and Haight-Ashbury, is the Panhandle, a narrow expanse of green that stretches for three quarters of a mile. Pick up games of basketball are common and joggers and bicyclists take full advantage of the winding paths that run

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  • Nob Hill

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    A famous hilltop community where cable cars roll past historic mansions, Nob Hill is a pricey nabe where locals enjoy spectacular views and exquisite homes. Nob Hill is home to Huntington Park, beautiful Grace Cathedral, and some of the city's ritziest hotels–oh la la! Luxury apartment buildings line its

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  • Financial District

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    The Financial District, located at the northeast tip of the city, is the heart of San Francisco's business world. The Transamerica Building stands as the tallest building in San Francisco and its pyramid design is perhaps the most famous of the San Francisco skyline. Buzzing with people during the

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  • Corona Heights

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    Marked by a distinctive outcropping of rocks, Corona Heights sits on a windswept hilltop where the views rival those of Twin Peaks. A small, unique nabe often considered part of the Castro, Corona Heights is off the beaten path and feels far away from the hustle and bustle of

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  • Embarcadero

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    Wrapping around the northeastern edge of the city, Embarcadero is a waterfront boulevard that runs from the Bay Bridge to Fisherman’s Wharf, passing through South Beach. The product of a concerted effort by the city to beautify what was once considered an urban eyesore, the Embarcadero now shines as

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  • Lower Nob Hill

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    Often called the TenderNob after its proximity to Nob Hill and the Tenderloin, Lower Nob Hill is a centrally located nabe in constant flux. Bookended by one of the city’s grandest nabes and one of its grittiest, Lower Nob Hill is a unique area where change is coming fast.

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  • Visitacion Valley

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    Visitacion Valley is an isolated nabe bordering Candlestick Cove in the city's southeast corner. Home to SF’s largest housing project on Sunnydale Avenue, residents here are focused on community efforts geared toward improving neighborhood life. McLaren Park borders the nabe to the west and hosts miles of winding trails

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  • SoMa

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    Just on the edge of bustling Union Square, SoMa (a.k.a South of Market) is a sprawling swathe of the city where years of redevelopment have created a booming, unique nabe. Because of its size and mixed use, SOMA can be hard to navigate as blocks of desolate warehouses often

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  • Mission Bay

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    Once a forgotten urban wasteland, Mission Bay is constantly redefining itself. New ventures are always sprouting up in this bay front nabe, taking on the hip characteristics of sister nabes like South of Market(SOMA) and South Beach. Created in the late 90s by the city, the nabe has undergone

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  • Laguna Honda

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    Laguna Honda is a small, well-kept nabe betweenForest Hill and Mount Davidson. Tree lined streets typify this nabe, where front and backyards offer residents plenty of green space. Dewey Boulevard has a few shops and restaurants while nearby West Portal is a hub for commercial activity. Laguna Honda Hospital

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  • How to Pack Makeup for Travel

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    How to Pack Makeup for Travel

    When packing up your beauty routine to take with you on the road, there are some important factors to consider. Taking up as little space in your luggage as possible, what you need to bring, and, most importantly, how to protect your makeup from …

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  • Telegraph Hill

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    The ever-iconic Coit Tower soars above Telegraph Hill, a hilly nabe that’s pure San Francisco. Popular with tourists who hike the Greenwich Street steps to take in its impressive views, Telegraph Hill is a densely populated nabe, seamlessly blending with the equally popular North Beach, and a well-loved symbol

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  • Presidio

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    Just north of the elegant beachfront community, Sea Cliff, the Presidio is ripe with stellar views of the Marin Headlands and has a network of trails through its dense woods, making it a serene escape from the city. Once an active military base, the Presidio was transferred to the

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  • South Beach

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    This waterfront nabe, once a collection of dilapidated warehouses and abandoned piers, now exemplifies life in the new San Francisco. The product of a concerted makeover by the city, South Beach is now a thriving epicenter of upscale living where real estate commands top dollar and views stun. Replete

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  • Little Saigon

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    Marble pillared dragons welcome visitors to Little Saigon, a small distinctive nabe within the Tenderloin. In 2004, the city recognized the two block stretch of Larkin Street between Eddy and O’Farrell Streets as Little Saigon, officially noting the wealth of culture that exists in this little pocket nabe. Apartments

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  • Twin Peaks

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    Twin Peaks is a centrally located nabe famous for the spectacular views seen from the peaks rising above the wooded Midtown Terrace community. While the summit remains undeveloped, the nabe itself incorporates a range of architecture from craftsman style to modern homes, many with sweeping views of the entire

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  • Mission Dolores

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    Mission Dolores is a vibrant nabe named for the oldest standing structure in San Francisco, established by the Spanish missionaries in the late 1700s. Mission Dolores is straddled by two uber-hip nabes–the Castro and the Mission District. Just to the south lies quieter Noe Valley. At this nabe's heart

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  • South Park

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    Tucked into South Beach, South Park is a tiny nabe offering an intimate slice of San Francisco life. Surrounded by major thoroughfares, South Park remains relatively quiet and quaint amidst its busy surroundings. Encircling the oval park at its center, the periphery is dotted with businesses from small cafes

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  • Alamo Square

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    Alamo Square takes its name from the park at its center. The area is perhaps most famous as home to the Painted Ladies, a row of resplendent Victorian homes often featured in photographs and films. With picture perfect views of the cityscape in the distance, Alamo Square Park is

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  • Cow Hollow

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    Sandwiched between the Marina District and Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow is an upscale nabe boasting beautiful Victorians and eye-catching landscapes. Cow Hollow may have garnered its name from dairy farms that once stood here, but now it's pretty cow-free and one of the city’s most desirable nabes. Union Street

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  • Bernal Heights

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    Bernal Heights, perched on a hilltop in the southeast corner of San Francisco, is a quintessentially quaint nabe where warmer temperatures and sweeping views nurture a vibrant, progressive community. Lined with Victorian homes, Bernal Heights provides an attractive nabe for families with its quiet streets and abundant green space.

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  • Bayview Heights

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    An elevated nabe in the southeastern corner of this isolated section of San Francisco, Bayview Heights is a pocket nabe within the Bayview Distict. This nabe is situated around Bayview Park (a pristine yet under-used urban green space) and its residents also have convenient access to Candlestick Point State

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  • Anza Vista

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    Anza Vista is a small residential nabe in the heart of San Francisco. Homes here are modest in size and many residents enjoy views of the cityscape from this hilltop community. Tucked away behind a shopping plaze, Anza Vista is also home to Kaiser Permanente Hospital, which brings heavy

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  • Sunnyside

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    Long known as a working class nabe, Sunnyside has crept onto the radar as prospective home buyers are drawn to this relatively unknown part of San Francisco. South of Mount Davidson and the more exclusive Westwood Highlands, the nabe is wedged between Interstate 280 and Monterey Boulevard, its main

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  • Silver Terrace

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    Silver Terrace is located in the southeast corner of San Francisco between the Bayview and PortolaDistricts. The nabe is primarily residential with community groups focused on keeping their nabe safe and clean. Silver Terrace Park is a notable focal point where neighbors plant community gardens and celebrate Earth Day

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