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San Francisco's Neighborhoods

San Francisco is a 49-square-mile bundle of motley neighborhoods, each with its own look, pace and personality. Learn more about who your own neighbors are, what to see on the opposite end of town, and how your neighborhood stacks up against others.

Sunday Streets of San Francisco
San Francisco's Sunday Streets program closes off streets to car traffic in various neighborhoods and offers free activities, entertainment and services to pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters.

San Francisco's Role in "Blue Jasmine"
Much of "Blue Jasmine," Woody Allen's latest film, is set and was shot in the Mission District and elsewhere in San Francisco. But in the film, the city looks oddly generic and might even be unrecognizable to actual Bay Area residents.

Chinese New Year Festivities in San Francisco & the Bay Area
San Francisco's Chinatown is abuzz from late January through mid-February 2014 with activities to mark the new lunar Year of the Horse.

Waterfront Project at Stake in San Francisco Election
A development project situated between the Embarcadero and San Francisco's downtown has escalated from a not-in-my-backyard issue to a fierce, citywide fight in the November 2013 election.

November 2013 Election in San Francisco
The Embarcadero and downtown are in the spotlight on the Nov. 2013 San Francisco ballot, which asks voters to decide the fate of the 8 Washington Street development project.

Sunday Streets of San Francisco Celebrates 5th Anniversary
San Francisco's Sunday Streets series, which blocks streets to car traffic and turns them into playgrounds for pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters, marks its fifth anniversary in 2013. Scheduled to speak at its Sept. 17 birthday party-fundraiser is former mayor Gavin Newsom, who lobbied for and launched the popular program.

San Francisco Civic Center Farmers' Market Serves Tenderloin Three Days a Week
The farmers' market at San Francisco's Civic Center is now open on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays. In the Tenderloin, it has a wide array of produce, low prices, a community-service mission and a down-to-earth vibe.

Arts Festival Showcases the Arts in Mid-Market & Civic Center
The Central Market Arts Festival is a month of dance, concerts and arts performances which hopes to promote the mid-Market Street/Civic Center neighborhood as a lively arts district.

Don't Drive in San Francisco
San Francisco is made for walking, and one-third of its neighborhoods are even a walkers' paradise, according to a 2011 Walk Score survey. Most San Franciscans live close enough to stores, restaurants, schools and parks that they really needn't drive, the report finds.

Neighborhood Guides & Maps
Maps, quick guides and photos of neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Profiles
History, demographics, city services and cool places in the 'hoods.

Civic Center, Tenderloin, San Francisco Library Area Go Car-Free
The last Sunday Streets date of Summer 2011, which allows you to walk, skate and bike San Francisco, bars cars from Civic Center and the Tenderloin. The San Francisco Library, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and local organizations and musicians are supplying activities and fun all afternoon.

Noe Valley Snapshot
Noe Valley, sitting smack in the middle of San Francisco, is a village of upper-middle class young families serviced by small enterprises along 24th Street.

Castro Walking Tour - Explore the Heart of San Francisco's GL…
A walking tour of the Castro, the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender epicenter of California.

SF ZIP Code Map
941--? Find the correct ZIP code before you mail the letter.

Public Art for Revitalizing Chinatown
Chinatown, the latest subject of a public art program for revitalizing hard-hit San Francisco neighborhoods, now has artwork in places that were formerly empty and abandoned.

Organic Farming, Container Gardening in Urban San Francisco
Hayes Valley's community farm is doing organic farming, container gardening and sustainable agriculture practices--and hosting potlucks, classes and yoga. You might never guess that the community farm is on a defunct freeway ramp.

Valencia Street in Transformation
Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District has been gentrifying in recent years. Restaurants, boutiques, condos and galleries--upscale...

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