6.9 out of 10

Mission St, Financial District South

37.7886446149083 -122.398990340448
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Where Rich Financial Types Come to Work and Stay to Play"

You really feel like you are in the heart of the city when you come to the Mission in SoMA. With skyscrapers, street level restaurants and the nearby Financial District, Mission Street runs right through the heart of the commercial engine of SF.

There is a ton to do here, starting with my favorite, going to restaurants. Here are some of the places that you can go on Mission Street in the southern Financial District:

Ame: a Japanese/New American restaurant that is just amazing, though it will cost you an arm and leg. (It can run you a good $100/person.)

Roy’s: An Asian fusion restaurant that I have been meaning to go to but haven’t yet.

The Grove: Just for sandwiches if you happen to be doing something else in the area or want to get something to eat while you are at Yerba Buena Park or the Tea Garden.

The Salt House: American cuisine with a strong emphasis on seafood. Perfect for a night out with business associates or for a double date.

But that is only the start of it for Mission Street. You can also find the Museum of the African Diaspora down on Third Street (one of a half dozen museums within walking distance) and the Cartoon Museum here--that later of which is perfectly situated just a block down from the Academy of Art College. If you are looking for a nice place to stay, the St. Regis is here as well--very swanky, and very nice.

Golden Gate University also has a building on Mission.

This is also where you will find the Fluid Lounge--a super hip dance club frequented by Financial District high rollers.

So it is exactly what we love and hate about the city. It is just packed with businesses and entertainments where those who can afford it can spend those high wages they get for figuring out new financial packages. On the other hand, it is totally overpriced, overcrowded, noisy and somewhat dangerous in terms of crime.

I love visiting here, but I could neither afford nor would I really want to live here.
  • Great Restaurants
  • Nice Hotels
  • Good Museums and Colleges
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Busy and Noisy
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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