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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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  • Golden Gate Heights

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    Golden Gate Heights' small windy streets, massive retaining walls, and network of towering staircases characterize this nabe. At the top of the northern side sits Grand Park View, where locals funded and designed a beloved staircase decorated in ornate mosaic–rock on, local art! Often

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  • Dogpatch

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    A nabe primarily left untouched when the rest of the city underwent rapid change, Dogpatch has changed to its own tune. Once an isolated urban blight of warehouses and factories, the biotech development in nearby Mission Bay has brought attention to this unique piece

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  • Laurel Heights

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    Laurel Heights is a well-kept nabe bordering thePresidio, where stately homes line finely manicured streets. Laurel Village, the nabe's shopping center, boasts specialty grocery stores, cafes, and boutiques catering to cultured tastes. A few blocks north is Sacramento Street, which offers up an even more exclusive shopping experience with

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  • Lower Pacific Heights

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    Once considered a seedy spot, Lower Pacific Heights has shed its bad rep and reinvented itself over the years with a shiny new identity. Since the housing boom of the 90s, the real estate here has undergone a considerable revitalization–locals rejoice! Divisadero and Fillmore

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  • West Portal

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    West Portal, a charming nabe in the southwestern corner of San Francisco, feels more small town than big city–much like surrounding Forest Hill and Inner Parkside. Single-family homes dominate the streets and residents keep well-read at a local branch of the SF public library.

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  • Jackson Square

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    Jackson Square, an elegant nabe founded during the California Gold Rush, is well known for the historic brick buildings that line its streets. Once known as the Barbary Coast, Jackson Square is one of the oldest commercial districts in San Francisco and a distinguished center of art and antique

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  • Saint Francis Wood

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    Marked by attractive pillared entryways, St. Francis Wood is an exclusive residential nabe in central San Francisco at the foot of Sherwood Forest. Originally conceived as a residence park, palatial homes are the norm here and European style fountains pepper the landscape. The green

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  • Forest Knolls

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    Sitting in the shadow of soaring Sutro Towers, Forest Knolls' quiet streets foster a mellow vibe uncharacteristic of typical city living. Forest Knolls cascades down Mt. Sutro where mid-century homes seem to cling to the sides of its steep slopes. With views to be

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  • Oceanview

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    Perched on the Southern edge of San Francisco, Oceanview's name is actually misnomer–the nabe's views are of neighboring Daly City, not the ocean, gotcha! Oceanview Playground and Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center are highlights of the nabe, and just next door lies hip Ingleside Heights. The M-Oceanview offers

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  • Inner Sunset

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    While the name suggests otherwise, Inner Sunset sits in a perennial layer of fog, keeping residents happy and visitors a bit chilly. Extending south from Golden Gate Park and just above lovely Forest Hill, the nabe sees steady foot traffic from visitors to the

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  • Potrero Hill

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    Potrero Hill, spread across the eastern hills and valleys of San Francisco, is a peaceful corner of the city with a vibe that is distinctly its own. The nabe is dotted with bungalow styled homes that enjoy sweeping views of the cityscape. Sun shines

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  • Monterey Heights

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    Stately homes line the windy streets of Monterey Heights, a nabe with suburban appeal amidst urban surroundings. Making its way down the southern slope of Mount Davidson, this strictly residential nabe is an oasis for residents in San Francisco. Free standing Tudor homes and Mediterranean villas are common, as

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  • Pacific Heights

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    Pacific Heights defines elegance and old San Francisco aesthetic. Grand mansions are the architectural rule here and homes rarely enter the market. Although the nabe doesn't have its own commercial center, Cow Hollow and Lower Pacific Heights are a short walk away where there

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  • Russian Hill

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    Perched on the highest hilltops of San Francisco and above nearby Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach, Russian Hill is a nabe that encapsulates the charm and mystique of the city. The Hyde Street cable car crosses the famously crooked Lombard Street with a number

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  • Treasure Island

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    Treasure Island, named after the novel by Robert Luis Stevenson, is a man-made “island” built for the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. Since then it has been used as a naval base, a center for film and television production and in recent years the venue for the Treasure

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  • Forest Hill

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    Wedged between attractive nabes Forest Knolls andInner Parkside, Forest Hill sits right in the heart of San Francisco. Tree lined streets, manicured lawns, and stately homes beckon those who can afford to call it home. Deriving its name from the hill that it sits

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  • Cole Valley

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    Cole Valley, tucked away at the northern end of Golden Gate Park, is a nabe that defines charm. Shady, tree lined streets and well maintained homes offer up a quiet slice of San Francisco life. The intersection of Cole and Carl Streets marks the

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  • North Beach

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    North Beach, once known as Little Italy, is a vibrant nabe long steeped in the culture and history of San Francisco. Famous as the birthplace of the Beat Generation, it continues to be an enclave for artists and musicians, hosting yearly street fairs and festivals. North Beach is home

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  • Outer Sunset

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    Rows and rows of stucco homes line the Outer Sunset–part of the larger district that includes Inner and Central Sunset–where the salty ocean air is palpable and the fog is ever-present. Although primarily residential, a few stretches like Noriega and Taraval Streets offer commercial

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  • Buena Vista Park

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    Perched on a hilltop above Haight Ashbury is the small residential nabe, Buena Vista Park. Buena Vista Park is made up of stately, architecturally notable homes (one was featured in Hitchcock's Vertigo) and a lush, wooded park (the oldest official park in San Francisco!).

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  • Yerba Buena Island

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    Yerba Buena Island is a small hill anchored in the bay halfway between San Francisco and East Bay. Historically known as Sea Bird Island or Goat Island, this 90-acre city outpost sees constant motor traffic in the tunnel to Treasure Island that runs through its center. The United States

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  • Downtown, San Francisco

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    SF's number one shopping district, Downtown is a frenzied hub filled with fashionista and tourist activity (duh). Large department stores sell their wares alongside a host of high-end specialty shops. Some of the city’s most well-known hotels are here and the Powell Street cable

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  • Chinatown

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    Bordering the famously Italian and artsy North Beach, San Francisco's Chinatown is a lively nabe rich in history and culture. Boasting colorful pagoda roofs and narrow alleys strung with lanterns, it's easy to see why the nabe wears the distinction of being the largest

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  • Midtown Terrace

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    Midtown Terrace descends down the western slopes of Twin Peaks. Telling street names like Skyview and Cityview Ways hint at the stellar panoramic views this hilltop nabe holds. Single-family homes cling to the steep hills here, where a mid-century aesthetic is the architectural rule of thumb. Groves of eucalyptus

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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

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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

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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

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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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