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

North Beach

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

Oceanview

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

Outer Mission

Outer Mission

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Although the name suggests otherwise, the Outer Mission is not on the outskirts of the Mission, but skirts the border of Daly City and Oceanview in southern San Francisco. Bounded by Alemany Boulevard and Mission Street, the Outer Mission has a distinct look and feel. Attached single-family homes dominate

Outer Richmond

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The weather changes quickly in Outer Richmond, where fog rolls in and out and sun shines sporadically. With Ocean Beach within walking distance, the nabe has an undeniably laid back vibe. Outer Richmond also has no shortage of green space–it sits in between Lincoln and Golden Gate Parks. A

Tenderloin

Tenderloin

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Many of the Tenderloin's old hotels and apartment buildings, dating back to the years just after the 1906 earthquake, symbolize the faded beauty of a nabe that seems arrested in decay. In recent years, as neighboring Lower Nob Hill has become more trendy, gentrification has tip toed around and

Inner Richmond

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Stretching westward toward the ocean, Inner Richmond is a nabe where a laid back vibe fosters comfortable city living. Small stucco homes typify the property here where fog cools off residents year-round. The business center stretches along Clement Street where crowds flock to the city’s unofficialChinatown. Bookended by Golden

Haight-Ashbury

Haight-Ashbury

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Haight Ashbury, commonly called the Haight, is a colorful nabe synonymous with the counterculture movement of the 1960s. While the nabe is a far cry from its flower child past, remnants are still apparent along Haight Street, its main commercial drag. The nabe sees a steady stream of tourists

Bernal Heights

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.

Telegraph Hill

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

Financial District

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

Chinatown

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 Chinatown outside of Asia and

Russian Hill

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 of lesser-known attractions like Macondry

West Portal

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. This tidy nabe radiates around

Mount Davidson Manor

Mount Davidson Manor

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Named for the highest natural point in San Francisco, Mount Davidson Manor is a small nabe of winding streets and impressive homes. Bounded by Monterey Boulevard and Ocean Avenue and wedged betweenBalboa Terrace and Westwood Park, Mount Davidson Manor is a nabe that often eludes visitors to the city.

Balboa Terrace

Balboa Terrace

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Balboa Terrace is a small upscale nabe at the intersection of Junipero Serra and St. Francis Boulevards in southern San Francisco. Although strictly residential in nature, nearby Stonestown Galleria and West Portal Avenue provide convenient shopping and dining options. The nabe is made up of predominantly single family homes,

Ingleside Heights

Ingleside Heights

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Ingleside Heights, sitting at the border of San Francisco and Daly City, feels a lot like Merced Heights next door. Filled with rows and rows of modest homes stretching across the hills, the Ingleside Heights community has an active spirit. The Daly City BART Station is a viable transportation

Ingleside Terrace

Ingleside Terrace

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Ingleside Terrace is a tiny nabe sandwiched between SFU and suburban Westwood Park. Primarily residential, the nabe boasts large detached homes, many of which have both front and backyards. Ingleside Terrace's Ocean Avenue provides a commercial hub, while West Portal Avenue and Stonestown Galleria are local shopping meccas. The

Ingleside

Ingleside

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Ingleside is a mostly residential nabe located in the southern reaches of San Francisco where fog settles throughout the year. Homes here are modest in size and varied in style and color. Ocean Avenue lies to the north and Interstate 280 wraps around Ingleside's southeastern border.

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South Park

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

Mission Bay

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

Miraloma Park

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

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!). The Victorians and the unique

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 and greenery abounds here while

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 of San Francisco history. Its

Excelsior

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The Excelsior is a diverse part of town with a unique fusion of cultures, similar to its southern neighbor,Crocker-Amazon. Low-key dining options line its commercial corridors, along with liquor stores and mom and pop-shops.

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Glen Park

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Glen Park is a San Francisco gem that exudes a small village charm from the center of the city. Surrounded by hills, cozy Glen Park is home to an abundance of well-maintained real estate and long term residents. The thriving business center around Chenery and Diamond features mom and

Westwood Highlands

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Westwood Highlands is a small residential nabe where residents take pride in maintaining a low key profile. Street names like Brentwood and Hazelwood welcome visitors to the nabe, as do a few obscure wrought-iron border signs. Otherwise, the nabe remains purposefully obscure while boasting beautifully crafted homes, many in

Westwood Park

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Westwood Park is a well-kept, residential nabe in southwestern San Francisco. An active neighborhood association nurtures a tight knit community here. Bungalow style homes with a craftsmen aesthetic make Westwood Park a much sought after nabe. Distinctive curving streets define Westwood Park, where abundant greenery lends a suburban appeal

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