|South Of Market
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many live and work loft style homes and residential hotels, apartments.
||The SOMA neighborhood was at one time considered
the bad side of town but as San Francisco grew the old and decrepit
became rubble and the new grew from its ashes. This neighborhood
has been undergoing significant growth and modernization over
the last ten years. This area of San Francisco was at one time
mostly commercial storehouses but now the modernization or gentrification
On the northern edge of the South of Market District you will find more well to do people and organizations. This are is home to the Moscone Center, the Center for the Arts at Yerba Gardens and the California Historical Society. Here you will find a somewhat laid-back attitude operator owned bookstores, chic clubs and a major art supply store.
The earthquake in 89 also had a positive impact here when it weakened and required the demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway thus opening up the waterfront adding its value both material and intrinsic to this newly growing area. This diverse area is home to San Francisco's houseboat enclave and a newly constructed University of California college grounds.
Homes here range in price from $300,000 to $1,500,000.
China Basin - Mission Bay - Mission Rock
Mission Creek - South Beach
This area was formerly served as docks for ships but now the China Basin has become home to the new state of the art baseball stadium for the San Francisco Giants, Pacific Bell Park. Energetic mixed-use residential and business neighborhoods now cover this area. Plans for this area include the construction of 6,000 apartments, condominiums, office structures and a huge educational medical and bio-technical research facility. This should draw biotech firms to construct facilities near by. The Mission Bay area offers fantastic San Francisco city and Bay vistas from the single-family homes, town houses, condominiums, lofts, and multi-unit buildings that now make up this area.
China Basin includes the Embarcadero, South Park, the new Pacific Bell Park and the newly constructed Muni Metro extension. The Embarcadero has water's edge sidewalks that attract skateboarders, joggers, lunchtime picnickers and sightseers.
Homes her range in price from $350,000 to $1,300,000.
This area has been home to a number of antique shops and had grown to attract more and more Art Deco creations and shops, thus its name. Now along with antique shops you will find little eateries all over this neighborhood as well as shops and bars. This little neighborhood overlaps the Mission District and is bounded by Market Street to the north, Franklin Street to the east, 14th Street to the south and Guerrero Street to the west.
The Yerba Buena Center and Gardens is the focus of the renaissance of The South of Market District and is attracting refined art and commercial ventures. Yerba Buena Gardens is a five-acre immaculately maintained area of flora in San Francisco. Yerba Buena is home to a large populace of senior San Franciscans offering six major housing developments for the elderly. Her you will find high-rise condos, storehouses and a number of work and live loft spaces.
Homes here range in price from $400,000 to $950,000.
Multimedia Gulch - South Park
This is not as much of a Multi-media Gulch as it is a Multi-media Park. The area surrounding South Park is a mix of work and live loft spaces and hi-tech companies with a few remaining elements of the old-fashioned buildings. Here you will find some excellent eateries, art studios and stores with trendy antique wares. Initially South Park was constructed to look like a London Square.