Which San Francisco Neighborhood Should You Live In?

Where Do You Belong in the City by the Bay?

Nick Burrell
Created By Nick Burrell
On Feb 18, 2016

Why Did You Move to San Francisco?

What is Your Ideal Night Out?

Pick a Local Musician

What is Your Opinion on Gentrification?

Pick a College Stereotype

Pick an House or Apartment

Pick a Language

Pick a Migos Song

Pick a Drink

What Kind of Bike Do You Ride?

Pick a Major Event

Pick a Dog Breed

The Mission

The Mission

Congrats! Welcome to S.F.'s hipster capital. You're hipper than a pair of skinny jeans! You're either hipster, a techie, or a techie-hipster... or you're an OG Latino resident who remembers the days when your Tia would make you change your shirt before you went out, because you couldn't wear red above 20th Street. Either way, you'll probably be day drinking in Dolores Park on any given Sunday.

the Richmond

the Richmond

You're a rare breed. That is, a native San Franciscan. That, or you're part of another dying breed, the middle class. Chances are you're also a member of the Richmond's vibrant Chinese and Russian communities. So chow down on some Chow Mein and Piroshkis and enjoy the fog in Golden Gate Park!

the Castro

the Castro

You're here, you're queer, and we're used to it. But we love that! What would San Francisco be without it's gay community? See you next year at Folsom Street Fair, if you're into the kinky stuff.

the Marina

the Marina

You're a bro, and you like to work hard and play hard. Sure, you might be reviled by many other SF neighborhoods, namely, the Mission, but you know how to hustle and you take care of your body, despite all those Bud Lights you pound on the weekends. Some would say that your neighborhood is a slice of LA transposed into SF, but to you, it's just as much a part of the City as It's-Its and Cable Cars.

the Tenderloin

the Tenderloin

You're edgy, or probably homeless. You could be a starving artist living on the fringes of the city, or you could be a schizophrenic. Both rub shoulders here in SF's most complicated neighborhood. First Thursdays on Geary Street are always awesome, so check 'em out. Or check out the crack scene, your choice.

North Beach

North Beach

Have you just moved here from somewhere else? Like strip clubs? Like Italian food? Congratulations. North Beach is many people's first hopping-off point in the City. its bars are known to attract a bridge-and-tunnel crowd, but it's also home to SF's Italian-American community. Who knows? You might have a neighbor who knew the great Joe Dimaggio.

Haight-Ashbury

Haight-Ashbury

You came here with flowers in your hair... or a bandana covered in soot from the train you hopped. Welcome to the hippie epicenter. Of course, there are plenty of young professionals here just like much of SF, but there is a certain nostalgia in the air here for a different epoch of city history.

SoMa

SoMa

If you build it, they will come! You're the super-techie, fluent in all things code and ready to build the next great app. SoMA is where the internet magic happens, and it also happens to be in the midst of a physical building boom as well. If you prefer modern loft spaces to drafty Victorians, you're in luck!

Oakland

Oakland

Congrats! Welcome to the new Brooklyn! If the housing prices in SF turn you off, go east, like so many hipsters and starving artists do, and discover the awesomeness of Oaktown. The Town, as locals call it, is also rich in African-American history and hip-hop culture, so if you find SF a little too white-bread, this is the place to be.