One of San Francisco’s more eclectic neighborhoods, the Mission district is known for its young and hip vibe, but takes its name from the oldest building in the city, the Mission Dolores Basilica. Colorful murals line the wide streets of the neighborhood, artfully depicting the history of the many Mexican immigrants who call the neighborhood home. Some of the city’s best Mexican food can be found in the Mission and a wide variety of popular bars and restaurants are intermingled with vintage and boutique clothing stores, book stores and organic coffee shops.
The Mission’s location between Potrero Hill and Noe Valley is largely shielded by the wind and fog, treating residents to some of the city’s warmest and sunniest micro-climates, perfect for taking advantage of the weather in beautiful Dolores Park.
Noe Valley’s charming row houses are classic examples of Edwardian and Victorian architecture, most of which were developed after the 1906 earthquake. It is bordered by the Mission to the east and the Castro to the north. Noe’s main thoroughfare, 24th Street, offers upscale boutiques, Whole Foods, lively restaurants and shops for the many urban professionals with children who populate this family-friendly residential area.