THE TENDERLOIN, VAN NESS, CIVIC CENTER & UNION SQUARE
Residents of the Van Ness / Civic Center neighborhood can walk to it all. The cultural center of the city, including the War Memorial Opera House, Herbst Theatre, Davis Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre, Brooks Hall the Civic Auditorium and the new Asian Museum, is just steps away. The federal, state, and city government offices are a short walk. And for those working downtown in Financial District, public transportation makes the commute a matter of minutes from the Civic Center BART Station.
The neighborhood is defined by high-rise luxury condos, upscale apartment buildings, and live/work lofts. Independent cinemas, along with 14-screen multiplexes, bookstores, coffee shops and cafes throng the main corridor of Van Ness Avenue. Nearby, the neighborhoods of Hayes Valley, Russian Hill, Pacific Heights and JapanTown offer trendy restaurants boasting chefs working at the height of their powers. Hidden boutiques with one-of-a-kind treasures wait to be discovered.
For those in search of a low-maintenance urban lifestyle, this is city living at its best.