Widely popular for its grit and mix of cultures
The Mission Dolores area is the most sought after neighborhoods and is a very popular neighborhood for many of the new residents in San Francisco. The Mission is one of San Francisco’s most vibrant areas! It is in no way calm and is full of new hot restaurants and great night life. and although it one of the most popular areas right now, some streets can be down right gritty. The Mission has a very large Mexican, and Central American population, who are now sharing their neighborhood with the young and the techy. This mix of cultures has created a real gold mine for creative concepts in dining and entertainment that will continue to bring people in to the area for years to come.
The Mission is Located in the South East part of San Francisco, close to highway 101 and 280 making travel to the Peninsula and South Bay easily. Located in the center of the city, its neighbors are Potrero Hill to the east, Bernal heights to the south, Castro to the west and South of Market to the north. With so many great neighborhoods surrounding it, as well as the popularity of this neighborhood itself, The Mission is so much fun!
Landmarks & Scenes:
The San Francisco de Asis or Mission Dolores sits in this neighborhood and is the root of the neighborhood’s name. it is the oldest surviving structure in the city the 7th mission built in California.
Largest foodie scene in San Francisco today is in The Mission District. Valencia street is the most popular street with blocks and blocks of places to eat and drink.
The entire neighborhood is speckled with unique shops helping to create this neighborhoods funk and fresh feeling that so many residents adore.
Sports & Outdoors:
Dolores Park is the largest area for residents to sit back and enjoy time outdoors.
Arts & Culture:
With more than 100 murals in this area, one needs to just wander the streets to see how this community values art. There are also the City Art Cooperative Gallery and Valencia writing project.
The Mission District offers a lot for family residents with a great kids playground at Dolores Park and the very best ice cream in town is right across the street at Bi-Rite creamery.