"Natoma St, Tiny Street Between South Van Ness & Mission"
This is a great little one block street, hidden away from the craziness that is mission street. I lived here for a few months and it was fantastic. You are minutes away from 16th street BART, close to all the bars/restaurants/dolores Park. And yet, you still get a bit of a neighborhood feel being on a tiny side street that no one else can really find. These are the best deals in town if you ask me. I paid only $440 for rent to live in the heart of the mission! Mission itself can be a little crazy with all the homeless people around, but the excellent choice of activities/nightlife/shopping make it a must see.