For decades, the real estate in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco had mainly consisted of warehouses, storage yards and dilapidated piers. Beginning in 1981, however, the City began to transform the area into a mixed-use development.
Now one of the ritziest neighborhoods in the City (South Beach is considered by some to be the new Nob Hill), this neighborhood is home to some of the most desirable and valued real estate, condominiums, live/work lofts, and interior design stores in San Francisco.
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One of the most prominent features of South Beach is AT&T Park, home of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. The presence of this ballpark has enticed many new services and restaurants into the area, most notably chef Michael Mina’s RN74, Ironside, and Tres.
Wine bars also abound, like Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant and District Wine Bar.
Since South Beach is a quick walk to the Ferry Building Marketplace, weekly shopping at the Farmer’s Market is a must. On your way down the Embarcadero, check out Pat Kuleto's Waterbar and Epic Roasthouse. You’ll be glad you did.
Over a century ago, the wealthiest merchants in the area lived in South Beach (their mansions rivaled those found in Pacific Heights today), which was founded by Englishman George Gordon in 1854. Now, it is a quaint oasis surrounded by cafes, restaurants, condominiums and lofts.
Rincon Hill, an area rich with history, has become a center of significant development and includes at least five hi-rise condominium buildings as well as mixed-use buildings on landscaped residential streets.
Why South Beach?
As San Francisco’s newest, South Beach combines the best of everything — access, dining, shopping, entertainment, and luxurious living — into one ultra-cool, ultra-modern package.