What are the drawbacks of living in the Mission?

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

What are the cons of living here?

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Liza Mock, Renter, San Francisco, CA
Wed Nov 30, 2011
This is not the best area of town to live in if you don't have a car because although it is not a social wasteland-there are a fair amount of shops, restaurants and bars fairly close by- still you'd be hard pressed to get groceries and other necessities on foot. If you have kids and want something green to grow in your garden, this is probably not the place for you either. Also, if you're want a conventional-looking home and don't like the idea of your friends thinking you live in a large garage if they haven't been inside, again, this neighborhood is not for you.
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Maslov, Home Owner, San Francisco, CA
Tue Nov 29, 2011
One of the best walking neighborhoods in San Francisco. The best weather and great restaurants bars and clubs. A vibrant neighborhood. I've lived on Florida street for 20 years and it just keeps getting better. My song was 6 months old when we bought our home and now he is almost 21. He love it too. Parking is tough sometimes but better than most except Potrero Hill which is the easiest neighborhood (aside from the outer Richmond and Sunset) to park in.
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this is a great response, though it may be more useful as a response to this question, i encourage you to repost it there: http://www.trulia.com/voices/General_Area/What_are_the_benefits_of_living_in_Mission_-330133
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Sarah C. Bell, Home Buyer, Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA
Wed Nov 16, 2011
Might not be the safest area to walk around alone at night. Common sense should keep you safe enough.
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Sarah C. Bell, Home Buyer, Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA
Tue Nov 15, 2011
Depending on where you live around this intersection, it can be very loud, particularly on the weekends when the bars are closing. There is very little parking, and cars without garages must be moved for street cleaning and are at risk of break-ins. There is a large homeless population and the streets tend to be rather dirty.
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Kevin Luna, Home Buyer, San Francisco, CA
Wed Nov 30, 2011
It's kind of dangerous here. There are lots of drugs and other crime related mischief that goes on. It's also not the prettiest place to be in the city.
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