4 of the Best Neighborhoods in San Francisco
To say San Francisco is diverse is an understatement. In one neighborhood you will find million-dollar homes occupied by high-level executives and socialites, and in the next, blue-collar workers in an urban environment. The City by the Bay allows you to walk between worlds within minutes, but choosing the neighborhood to live in is tricky. Here are four of the best neighborhoods in San Francisco to settle down in.
The Marina is a waterfront neighborhood known for its high-end residents. The neighborhood is full of luxurious boutiques, sushi bars, and excellent retail shopping. The residents of the neighborhood include attractive singles and young affluent families and professionals dressed in name brand clothing. The residents spend their free time strolling along the waterfront or jogging through Crissy Field. After a short search online, you’ll find there are many hotels in this part of San Francisco that can give you a taste of the high life along the waterfront. (image by avaloncm)
Lamorinda is actually three suburbs in the East Bay area – Orinda, Lafayette, and Moraga. They are grouped together because of their family friendly tone. The homes are ranch style with a variety of swimming pool options and wonderful public schools. Orinda is especially popular for its affluent, custom-built homes.
Walnut Creek has evolved over the years to become an exciting suburb with trendy restaurants and deep San Francisco roots. It also has the popular outdoor shopping mall Broadway Plaza and The Regional Center for the Arts with three theaters that put on amazing performances. Walnut Creek is close to the highway, giving the neighborhood convenient transportation. The condos and homes are affordable, perfect for young families of all economies and the senior community that thrives there. However, the mall, theater, and restaurants attract singles as well.
Mission and Mission Bay
If you want diversity, the Mission is the best neighborhood for you. Previously known as a Latino community, The Mission now includes a mix of all kinds of families, blue-collar workers, and young professionals. The youth in the neighborhood gives it an exciting nightlife and interesting locales, including art galleries, bookstores, and the best restaurants in the city. The Mission is close to downtown with easy public transportation, making the neighborhood very popular.(Image by Boortz47)
0Mission Bay, however, is a newer neighborhood in San Francisco with a beautiful park that includes a dog run and basketball and volleyball courts. The neighborhood consists of condos and lofts next door to exciting restaurants, bars, and stores. People who live in Mission Bay consist of singles, young professionals, and tech-industry professionals. Residents choose Mission Bay because of the public transportation that takes them straight to Silicon Valley and the Peninsula.
Sea Cliff is widely considered San Francisco’s most luxurious neighborhood, a literal hidden gem with dramatic and sweeping views of the ocean. The neighborhood is full of million-dollar Mediterranean villas with ocean views. Robin Williams is known to live there, among other celebrities that have property in the neighborhood.
The best part about San Francisco is there is something for everyone. No matter what your background is, there is a place in the city for you.
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