7.0 out of 10

Front St, Financial District

Ranked 4th best street in Financial District
37.7947873764998 -122.399071036696
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Quaint little street"

Front street has a variety of things to offer stretching from Jackson Street to Union Street. Starting at Jackson Street there is a beautiful park called Sydney Walton Square Park. This is a great place to take stroll or coffee break if you work down in that area. At Front and Jackson you have the famous Kokkari restaurant which offers some of the best Greek food in the city.Cross over Broadway and head further North and you'll see Channel ABC 7 and NBC 11 news stations along with other business offices and various parking lots. At the far north end (corner of Union & Front) is a Stiljl cafe.
  • Close to Embarcadero
  • Too industrial
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Nightlife 5/5

"lots of good charm"

This street is reall amazing. There is alot of commercial space if you want to start a business or just want to have kids around. I use to work in this area, and I must tell you that this street has a lot of charm because many people love to help you get situated. Also there is alot of good restaurants there for you to eat or just ahng around.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"A downtown street with surprising charms"

I've worked on Front Street for nearly five years now. It's interrupted several times along its brief length between Market Street and the Embarcadero. At the Market Street end, it's your typical Financial District street. Lots of traffic. High rise buildings filled with office workers. Deserted at night.

Heading north from there, the first interruption is Building #1 of the Embarcadero Center mall/office complex. It's not the best shopping in San Francisco, but it's awfully convenient to hit the shops at lunch time--not to mention the restaurants. After hours and on weekends, Landmark's Embarcadero theater is the place in San Francisco for art house films.

Front Street continues interrupted for three blocks, Maritime Plaza and the Golden Gateway Center are next, however you can continue straight ahead if you ascend a flight of stairs or an escalator and utilize walkways above street level. It's worth doing this at least once to see the hidden fountains and sculptures along the way. The Golden Gateway Center, incidentally is a commercial and residential building. Stores like Safeway and a jewelry store are on the ground floor of a major multi-building apartment complex.

When Front Street resumes, it forms the western border of the utterly charming one-block-square Sidney Walton Park. Filled with gentle hills, grass, and trees that bloom in springtime, the small park also features a surprising number of lovely scuptures and a fountain. It's a boon to residents and office workers alike.

Continuing past Broadway, Front Street runs past several media outlets and other mixed-use commercial spaces, eventually dead-ending into the lovely and relaxing Levi Strauss Plaza. Front Street has a lot to appreciate along it's short, not well-traveled length!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

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