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What are the benefits of living in SoMa?

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Tue Oct 25, 2011

What are the pros of living here?

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Having lived in the area for more than a year, here are some things to consider:
- Easy car access to both East (I-80) as well as south (101 and 280); as well as public transportation (except limited Bart stations)
- Close to a lot of businesses and potential employers especially if you work in tech these days
- A heaven for Giant's fans with walking distance to stadium
- At least in some areas, a great variety of restaurants to choose from
- If you like living in a loft, this is probably the best area in San Francisco to find one
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 20, 2011
Harrison & 5th Street is walking distance from Downtown San Francisco, the main action of everything and anything. Rent is cheapest down 5th Street. Also, roommates are very easy to find - this is a popular place to live! The shopping is great, and there are always people around with interesting stories.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
Beautiful views of the Exploratorium, Alcatraz, and the Bay, beautiful mansions to look at, the edge of the foresty Presidio is right there, and (my personal favorite) the "Lyon Stairs." The Lyon Stairs go from Green to Vallejo and Vallejo to Broadway. They are beautifully maintained by the city, and they're also awesome to run up and down. There is a nighttime security guard at the stairs, and there are also surveillance cameras so crime is minimal. Parking is really easy here. It's fairly close (8 blocks) to restaurants/stores/etc. Also, since there are single family homes and few apartments (if any), noise and pedestrian traffic is minimal. It's very quiet.
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