Likely the newest Neighborhood in San Francisco, Mission Bay rises from the former trains yards once owned by Southern Pacific. Here, surrounding the UC Medical Center, you’ll find exclusive condominiums by the score placed in service of the booming high tech, and biotech industries. 6,000 units on 300 acres gracing the shores of the city, with jaw-dropping views across the bay of the picturesque Berkeley/Oakland Hills. One of the sunnier parts of town, residents can joy rooftop gardens with unparalleled 360 degree vistas. San Francisco’s most recent Library, the first in 40 years, can be found here. There is also the newly constructed Whole Foods Market on 4th Street, The Yard at Mission, a pop up shipping container eatery plus the upcoming Market Hall, a new foods emporium and restaurant.
This part of town is new urban chic and stands in direct contrast to the historic Victorians and old freight warehouses of nearby Dogpatch. A very fun set of cafes and restaurants have sprung up in this lively district. These include classic diners as well as multi-cultural cuisine, gourmet pizza parlors and down-home waterfront restaurants where you can find an old fashioned burger and fries, with weekend brunch options for al fresco dining.
One amazing aspect to life in Mission Bay is its remarkable proximity to downtown SF. Within 8-blocks, you’ve pass the ballpark, SF Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and entered the bustling Financial District. Transportation from Mission Bay can’t be beat. The Mission Creek Bike path is a tremendous asset, opening up many options without a car. MUNI lines, with extensions of the N Judah and T Third Street, connect other neighborhoods with downtown San Francisco. The Caltrain Station makes rapid commutes available to the south Bay and San Jose. Mission Bay is also close to the all freeway entrances, including 101, 280-South, and 80-East.