If You’re Going to San Francisco…Check Out These Neighborhoods
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If you’re going to San Francisco, or you already live and work in the City by the Bay, read our simple guide, below, to get insights and workspace recommendations in some of the most popular SF neighborhoods.
San Francisco’s major business district, FiDi is a highly commercial neighborhood, with 9 to 5ers and suits of all kind heading from meetings, to power lunches, etc. Filled with Class A skyscrapers and historic buildings, FiDi has some of the most in-demand office space anywhere. You can work in a historic building, with a few office options at Premier Business Centers on OSS, a property that once housed the Anglo & London Paris National Bank.
FiDi isn’t made of all stone and glass. There are plenty of parks and green areas in this neighborhood. And if you want to get out of the Financial District, you can catch the BART or MUNI along Market Street. Nearby neighborhoods like Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Union Square, and SOMA are only a few minutes away. For companies that must be in the midst of the city’s business bustle, you will find your dream office in FiDi.
A melting pot that’s always buzzing,The Mission is SF’s top neighborhood for discovering all the vibrant elements the city has to offer. If you want a taste of the eclectic working scene in The Mission, check out The Laundry, which has a handful of available spaces on monthly and hourly terms.
There’s plenty of space for downtime in The Mission. Dolores Park is a favorite, where techies and hipsters gather to relax, eat, and sometimes even play frisbee. You can pick up eats from the nearby Tartine Bakery or Delfina Pizza and have yourself a little picnic. Or, explore the shops and restaurants on Valencia Street. Nearby neighborhoods like Dogpatch, Bernal Heights, and Noe Valley are just a few of the local gems around this area. For scrappy startups, entrepreneurs, and creative types, The Mission is a great pick for workspace in SF.
Mid Market is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in San Francisco. This red-hot hood is in high-demand, but fortunately not quite as expensive as the nearby FiDi. If you want a place to work that’s highly collaborative, bright, and creative, check out NextSpace right in the heart of Union Square, which has plenty of coworking desks plus a bunch a few meeting rooms too.
The Civic Center, home to many of the city’s government and cultural institutions, is a popular tourist spot. Powell Street is another highlight of this neighborhood, where you’ll find shops, historic buildings, plenty of transit options, and more. Near FiDi, Pacific Heights, and north of The Mission, having an office space in Mid Market gives you quick access to many of SF’s busiest neighborhoods. For fast-growing companies who want a top location, without a top price, Mid Market is a perfect fit (as long as you don’t mind a bit of grit).
More affordable than many neighboring San Francisco areas, SoMa is a casual tech-hub where young professionals can find scrappy charm in the neighborhood’s old and new buildings. On the eastern coast of the SF peninsula, you can get breathtaking views of the entire city from SoMa. If you want some of those amazing views in a brick-adorned workspace, you can book an office at btrax Inc., a digital marketing agency with diverse and creative company culture.
In addition to the many startups calling SoMa home, it’s also home to the 2014 World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants! For some suds after work, 20-somethings love the 21st Amendment Brewery. Restaurants, shopping, and culture are abundant on Market Street, where you’ll find Westfield Mall, SF MOMA, and Yerba Buena Center, among others. Nearby South Beach, South of Market, Dog Patch, and FiDi each provide an interesting surrounding culture that has made SoMa what it is today. SoMa is one place where work and life often find balance. With so much culture, shopping, and dining, is SoMa your next office neighborhood?
Thanks for reading our guide on San Francisco neighborhoods. Stay tuned for more neighborhoods content in the coming weeks. If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to check out these neighborhoods so you can find the perfect area for your next office space!