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Canela, Other/Just Looking in 94110

found an amazing place at 7th & howard in SF-- need a better idea of the hood

Asked by Canela, 94110 Mon Jul 9, 2007

hi there-- we recently found a great place @ 7th & Howard in SF. I work on 2nd so its seems like a great fit, however, i am concerned with the lack of services in the area and the close proximity to 6th street. Does anyone live in the area that can shed some light on what it is actually like?? I've been living in the Mission for over 5 years therefore I am use to a bit of grit/grime.....

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Canela, South of Market is a cool neighborhood that is rapidly changing. I would recommend having a car for the little things though. Supermarkets and little shop are not really in abundance like the Mission.

There are lots of night life in that neighborhood so there is that but as for the the proximity to sixth, I think that if you have lived in the city for a while and you have "mentality" you should be fine there. Man, you would be surprised at how many people do not know the little things of living in the city like taking everything out of your car when you park stuff like that. If you know those little things I would not let it get in the way of a great new place to live.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
Hey, i just moved into a great loft on Mission at 9th, and i'm really enjoying it. Granted, it's a bit more edgy and artsy here than north of market, but as an amateur musician, that's one of the things i was looking for, and the loft is huge. Across the road i have a bar/club called Shine, 2 doors down is a dance and recording studio. There's great highway access, while a short walk gets me to the opera, the symphony, civic center and the BART. There's no doubt there's some michigas around the area, emanating in particular from 6th, but in my experience it's nothing too scary and as i see it, it's all part of the city. Good luck!!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 9, 2007
I used to have an office on Mission between 5th and 6th. I parked my car on Howard and 6th, so every day I used to walk the "most interesting" part of the 6th between Howard and Mission. Even in the morning you could see street scenes worth the camera. Since then, the neighborhood is improving. There is an effort underway to revitalize this part of the City. In my opinion it is getting better and it will get better, however it is a long process as there is plenty of "hotels" over there. At the same time you definitely have to very careful venturing on the street at night or late evening. Most of the time - it will be nothing else than annoying "street scenes". However every now and then someone might urgently need the money to feed the habit. But I am sure you know about it, as you lived on Mission (which part). You walk half a block and you are in "different" City. Hope it helps. It is a great part of the City as you are close to "anywhere".
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Artur Urbans…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
I've lived in SF for over 8 years 5 of that all over the mission and I used to work at 5th and mission. While 7th and Howard is better than 7th and Mission, it's still a little rock and roll around there. If you can handle it, great. But what I would consider is if you have to rent the place any time might be hard to compete with other neighbs in SF until 7th comes up...

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 14, 2010
Hi Canela- I used to live right in that neighborhood on Langton and if you can handle the Mission, you can handle that neighborhood. It's definitely up and coming, there's plenty of nightlife and services aren't that hard to find. There's a Trader Joe's anchored shopping center nearby on 9th & Bryant, which came in super handy.

If you found an amazing place and already work down the street, I'd say take the plunge and experience the continued transformation of that area of the city firsthand.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 13, 2007
I lived at 3rd and Folsom for a year and loved it. You'll be in close proximity to just about everything you might need and there continue to be new restaurants/bars/nightlife on a regular basis. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 12, 2007
Hi Canela, I work as a real estate agent in San Francisco and can tell you that the area is up & coming, but that there definitely is some grit / grime as you move past 6th St. It's gets better as you move towards 9th St., so over time I imagine it will continue to improve. But for the time being, it's on the seedy side in my opinion.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
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