7.7 out of 10

Folsom St, Mission District

Ranked 2nd best street in Mission District
37.7611355818658 -122.414903325043
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Families with kids

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Crazy street"

Folsom goes from the Embarcadero to Cesar Chavez in the Mission District and depending on where you are will probably determine whether or not you enjoy it or not. I personally prefer it closer to the Embarcadero. There's a gym right there, GAP headquarters, Gordon Biersch and if I walk across to the Embarcadero I can eat some great food at Epic or Waterbar.

However, I was at 10th and Folsom a few years back and got my car broken into and my purse stolen. So, that part is a bit sketchy. Haven't hung out much on Folsom in the Mission, but I think the Mission is kind of sketchy anyway in a lot of areas.
Pros
  • Good restaurants
  • Better Parking than Neighboring streets
Cons
  • Cleanliness
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
2yrs+

"Busy and Fun"

I don't know all of Folsom - I do know the Mission part of Folsom. There is a vibrant nightlife, and the Rite Spot has become my new favorite post-climbing bar, not because of the quality service (it takes roughly an hour to get food served) or the high-quality drinks (four beers on tap), but because of the quaint, completely divey atmosphere that makes you feel right at home (although I've actually gotten kicked out for using my cell phone). But the $4 pints are definitely a huge perk.

I wouldn't park my car too far from here and am still slightly nervous leaving it around with anything in it. However, I have never had a problem.

Folsom does run through several other neighborhoods in San Francisco and is a busy, vibrant street. I look forward to exploring more thoroughly!
Pros
  • Nightlife Galore
  • Better Parking than Neighboring streets
  • Affordable (for San Francisco)
Cons
  • Some sketchy parts
  • Cleanliness
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
StephSF
StephSF Folsom Street in SoMa is even better than in the Mission - the bars are great, the street feels safer, the area is trendier, and parking is still good. Quite possibly the best part of this part of Folsom Street is City Beer Store - a beer store/bar that serves some of the most unique brews - tap and bottle - that I have ever seen.

Several parks, including Yerba Buena Gardens, add some much-needed greenery to this busy, bustling street. A great area overall that gets better as it works its way north.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A very lively street of San Francisco"

Folsom Street is a very busy street that runs from Bernal Heights Park, through Mission District, through Downtown San Francisco and finally ends at the piers. Folsom Street is indeed a very busy street. There are many reasons as to why Folsom Street is so busy one would be commuters taking this road as a local road to work; but mostly because Folsom Street has so much life to it. Folsom Street is home to some great restaurants, nightlife events, art, music, and more. Whether you’re in the Mission District or in Downtown San Francisco, there is always something to do on Folsom Street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Diversity on Folsom Street"

Folsom Street is a very busy street. Traffic problems can be sketchy at times because of all the events that go on. One of the more notable events is Gallery Crawl, which celebrates artists walking around different streets in San Fran. I got caught in this. It is comparable to being caught in your car during the Carnival in Rio. The part of the street that stretches North past 17th St has been repaved, so driving conditions are good for you car. The street is always busy though. I would take the back roads if you are just trying to get from one location to the next.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"Never a dull moment here"

This street is one of the most busiest streets in downtown san francisco because of all that it has to offer. many people ride their bikes, rollerblade, or walk everywhere because food and entertainment is so close, and parking along this street can be hard due to the amount of tourists it attracts.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Edge of the Mission"

Folsom Street runs from the Mission District to Downtown San Francisco. In the Mission you have access to exelent food, night life, parks, public tranportation including BART and MUNI rail and an artistic vibe.

If you want to drive or ride your bike to Downtown San Francisco Folsom is the fastest route from the Mission, it is one way and the lights sync up so if you drive the speed limit you will not have to wait at red lights.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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