What areas of the Mission are experiencing the fastest gentrification?

Asked by Christina Chen, San Francisco, CA Fri Sep 23, 2011

If I'm looking to buy a place in the Mission, what parts of the Mission will see the biggest potential increase in appreciation? Are there any areas that should be avoided?

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Eric Wu, Home Buyer, Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA
Fri Sep 23, 2011
Though not experience the same growth and development as SoMa, which is largely driven by the current tech boom, the Mission is gradually seeing more pockets of growth throughout.

- Dolores Park

This has been a strong area because it borders the safer, more family oriented neighborhood of Noe Valley. Depending on your price range, would search for houses on Fair Oak or properties west of Guerrero.

- 24th and Folsom

Noticeably seedier and less cleanly than near the border of Noe Valley, many locals in the area are predicting this area will gentrify. There have been a few nicer restaurants and establishments open in the area (including Local Mission Eatery and Haus Coffee Shop), which are pushing higher income individuals to rent/buy in the area. Shotwell Street is an example of a street that is gentrifying as well.

- South of 26th

This area traditionally has been seen to have higher crime rates, low cleanliness, and a more diverse and broader demographic. Though real estate experts have predicted that this area will follow suit with the rest of the mission, I'm skeptical of the prediction coming true in the short-term.

- 16th and Mission

Much like SoMa, I believe the gentrification of the Mission will follow where the combinator of commercial real estate development and tech startups opening offices, which will increase demand for housing by employees. Many startups are considering opening offices near the 16th and Mission BART, and if the tech boom continues, this area will see similar lift.
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the 16th and mission area has been undergoing rapid gentrification in the past few years. not that particular corner per se, but the surrounding blocks. the areas between 14th and 18th, and south van ness and valencia have seen lots of new coffee shops, restaurants and miscellaneous shops, many of which are yuppie-ish or at least for folks with a bit of extra cash in their wallets. also several condo buildings have been or are being erected. the old run down buildings and lots are vanishing and being replaced with much swankier digs.
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