SOMA is a vibrant neighborhood in San Francisco, which is located just south of Market Street, and contains several sub-neighborhoods. Among them are South Beach and South Park, which are home to many of the original live/work loft conversion buildings that house some of the most innovative tech, software, and Internet companies in the country.
South Beach was once an industrial shipping area full of warehouses and docks, but has evolved into one of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods for both entertainment and living. From the Bay Bridge to Oracle Park and fronted by the Embarcadero promenade, South Beach boasts some of the best weather in all of San Francisco. It is a very walkable neighborhood and includes luxury condos, high rises, and historic warehouse conversion lofts.
Within South Beach exists a unique little enclave with a newly re-designed park called South Park. The park was originally constructed in 1855 as the center of an exclusive residential community. It was modeled after a square in London, England, as a housing development of 17 mansions surrounding the 550-foot oval shaped park. It featured the first paved streets and sidewalks in San Francisco.
This hip and upscale neighborhood is home to dozens of small boutiques, luxury storefronts, and epicurean options. Dining destinations in the South Beach area include Saison, South Park Café, Delancey Street, 21st Amendment and Town’s End Bakery, to name a few.
South Beach and South Park are also just a short walk to the Ferry Building, which also offers a robust farmers’ market, Blue Bottle Coffee, Gotts Roadside Burgers and the flagship store of Cowgirl Creamery.The South Beach neighborhood is directly adjacent to downtown San Francisco and the Financial District making it the perfect location for a walkable commute to bustling downtown and the Union Square shopping district. Whether you are living, working, or playing in South Beach, it offers many must-do experiences for locals and tourists alike.