6.7 out of 10

Mission St, Financial District

37.7921653421404 -122.394530523049
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"The Hustle and Bustle and Fun of the City"

You really feel like you are in a big city on this section of the San Francisco. I haven’t really been to a lot of other cities having been born and raised here in the Bay Area, but this is probably one of my favorite sections of SF--a part of the city where you really feel like you are in the midst of the hustle and bustle.

Mission starts just one block south of the Ferry Building, feeding off Embarcadero. Much of this stretch of the Mission is packed with high rises but what brought me to this place was not the high rises but the Americano, a first floor cocktail bar and lounge right on the end of the Mission. (You can actually see the Ferry Building clock tower from through the Embarcadero side windows.) It is very cool and stylish and great place to bring in the New Year if you can manage it.

The other great restaurant here is Boulevard, the French restaurant right across the street. Be sure to try the filet mignon. There are also some other joints like Mixt Greens and even a Subway along this stretch but by far the best restaurants are down by the water.

I don’t know all the companies that have businesses in these offices but I know a couple of the big ones are Marin Software--some kind of big wig in the business software world, and the Forex Capital Markets.

Anyway, for me this place is all about the hustle and bustle and fun that is nearby. Even when I work nearby I used to more pass by the rest of the area rather than actually stay here. But you definitely need to make the big bucks to come here often.
  • Great Restaurants
  • Great Businesses
  • Great Transportation
  • Very Expensive
  • Heavy Traffic, Terrible Parking
  • Crowded and Noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish

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