San Francisco Neighborhoods

Spend a little time in this section of the site and you will get a feel for how the city breaks down, which is helpful if you're starting to look for San Francisco apartments or a convenient place to stay on your next trip to the Bay Area. A little time here and you will be surprised how much easier you will get around the San Francisco.

As an overview to the city, let's break it up into a few main areas.

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Chinatown is one of the largest Chinese communities in the U.S. and is located near Grant Ave. and Stockton. Get more info on Chinatown.

North Beach
Also known as
Little Italy for it’s Italian heritage. Here you will find great restaurants, jazz clubs, galleries and café’s. Get more info on North Beach.

Fisherman's Wharf
At the north end of Columbus Avenue is Fisherman’s Wharf, one of San Francisco’s most famous attractions. Get more info on Fisherman's Wharf.

Past Hyde Street Pier is Golden Gate Promenade, 4 miles of scenic walk near the Presidio. The Presidio was once an army base and is now part of the National Park Service. Get more info The Presidio.

Nob Hill and Russian Hill
Nob Hill is where you can find many of San Francisco's best Hotels. Get more info on Nob Hill and Russian Hill.

Mission District
This neighborhood, south of Market Street has one of the oldest buildings in the City. Get more info on the Mission District.

Financial District
The Embarcadero waterfront has good views and restaurants. Check out the historic Ferry Building. Get more info on the Financial District.

Union Square
In the middle of SF is Union Square. Here you can find great shopping, hotels and cafes. Get more info on Union Square.

Union Street & Pacific Heights
In the Pacific Heights neighborhood you can find many examples of Victorian architecture. Get more info on Union Street Pacific Heights.

The Castro District
Upper Market Street - lots of clothing specialty stores interspersed with old Victorians, restaurants, and bars. Take in a show at Castro Theater, it's a great old movie palace that screens classic and art films.

Civic Center
The main area for San Francisco local government. Get more info on the Civic Center.

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