best neighborhood in sf

Intel botss
Feb 10 30 Comments

Where is the best neighborhood in SF to live in for a fresh grad?

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  • Okta doomsday
    Tenderloin or western addition
    Feb 106
    • Google / Engjf8s3b
      geary st is lit and has good access to lower polk
      Feb 10
    • New IAmPepe
      Tenderloin is a hot spot. Definitely avoid the East Cut. The place is full of 🔪 violence.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      Don’t move to tenderloin. You’ll step on human feces.
      Feb 10
    • F5 Networks Op64em
      Tenderloin is the best place for young people.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      Young people who like to step on human feces/needles
      Feb 11
    • Okta doomsday
      It’s all organic
      Feb 11
  • Google w66ftyh
    If you work near Embarcadero, you have a lot of flexibility.

    Mission, Hayes or Haight for people in their 20s / early 30s.

    Noe / Bernal / Pac Heights / Mission Bay are mostly families. Probably even Nob Hill / Russian hill etc.

    SoMa is not worth it unless you want to be close to Caltrain/ Tech shuttles etc
    Feb 100
  • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
    What’s makes North beach a good location?
    Feb 114
    • Pandora joystick
      Walkable to Embarcadero (where op works), low concentration of weirdos living next door and on your way to the office. No feces or piss next door. plenty of quality food and bars nearby. Walkable distance to The Bay Club (expensive, but worth it). Various housing options from tiny classic SF “boxes” to relatively modern apartments, not cheap, but rent controlled for the most part. Plenty of public transportation that is almost reliable and gets you to Bart quickly (if not walkable from your place), and you can lyft/Uber almost anywhere in the city for dirt cheap. North Beach is not the best option if you have a car, family or would rather be next to hippies, drug addicts, homeless, free-spirited, etc. There are plenty of other neighborhoods where you will fit in. For a down to earth person just moving to SF, North Beach/Russian Hill/Pac Heights are all good option to start experiencing the city. North Beach being the closest to FiDi.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      Thank you for the awesome write up!
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      What are your thoughts on south beach/rincón hill?
      Feb 11
    • Pandora joystick
      It’s a similar deal, but obviously more modern and not as close to the heart of the city. You will need to “get out” more to experience other neighborhoods compared to North Beach where everything is already authentic and walkable. Slightly more bums there, but not to the point where it would be a problem. Also, it’s neighborhood that goes through some development and may change for better or worse. Still a good no-nonsense option to move in to the city. Once you lived there for a year you’ll know what you appreciate the most and can move to a different neighborhood if you feel like it (just make sure you are actually exploring the city) On a side note, I imagine most of the high rise buildings there don’t have rent control.
      Feb 11
  • Square ci38nv
    Depends what you value.
    Feb 102
    • Intel botss
      OP
      would like to be in a place where everything is pretty close, lots of good options for things to do, accessible via public transpo, younger crowd and $2.5-3k a month
      Feb 10
    • Square ci38nv
      Check out the more slept-on neighborhoods like Alamo square, cole valley, and Lower Haight. Central, walkable, safe, quintessential SF vibes without all the nasty stuff that I’m sure you’ve heard all about.
      Feb 10
  • VMware zxzam
    I’d recommend Mission Bay. A lot of new development and you’re just an uber away from most anywhere in the city. A new house will usually be one less thing on your list of hassles.
    Feb 101
    • Google iugb
      They don’t have any good places in mission bay though. Probably have to drive everywhere
      Feb 10
  • New bababaa
    I just moved to mission bay to commute via Caltrain and it seems like a lot of young adults live here
    Feb 100
  • PG&E MaxaM
    I cannot believe someone would recommend Tenderloin...There is human shit and used needles everywhere on the streets.
    Feb 111
    • Amazon / Eng
      eisenhwr

      AmazonEng

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      Google
      eisenhwrmore
      I think it's a troll
      Feb 13
  • Google Methane
    Dogpatch
    Feb 110
  • PG&E MaxaM
    Warning for mission bay. Used to live there before all the construction madness started. It’s a mess right now with muni T line not running and have to take shuttle bus instead. Id recommend inner sunset.
    Feb 100
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    The answer would depend heavily on where you work. Location could easily add 45 minutes to an hour to your commute.
    Feb 101
    • Intel botss
      OP
      Working near the embarcadero
      Feb 10
  • Zillow Group
    uFOA44

    Zillow Group

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    QuinStreet
    uFOA44more
    Nob Hill, Russian Hill and North Beach. These 3 locations are good mix of pricing with rent control (because houses are super old with thin walls), commute distance to fidi (in-fact any place as these neighborhoods are in the center of everything), safety (btw no part of the city is absolutely safe), yuppie crowd, proximity to bars/restaurants/coffee shops.
    Feb 100
  • Pandora joystick
    In your situation I would be choosing between North Beach and Mission Bay.
    Feb 100
  • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
    South beach or financial district?
    Feb 100
  • Amazon / Eng
    eisenhwr

    AmazonEng

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    Google
    eisenhwrmore
    My favorite is Inner Richmond. But YMMV. I'm a parent.
    Feb 100
  • Airbnb chexkydng
    Hayes
    Feb 100

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