Moving to San Francisco- need help choosing a neighborhood!

Asked by Eric Thompson, Los Angeles, CA Fri Oct 12, 2012

Hello,

I’m considering moving to the San Francisco area but I really do not know where to begin. Ideally, I’d like to purchase a home in a nice neighborhood that has fun things to do. For example, great restaurants, shopping, nightlife, entertainment, etc. are all important to me. I prefer being in or close to densely populated areas, such as downtown. As it stands right now, my price range is about $1,200,000-$1,500,000. What neighborhoods would be the best fit?

Thank you,
Eric T.

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Tom Cacciotti, , San Francisco, CA
Mon Oct 22, 2012
Hi Eric,

Tom here, Herth Real Estate. San Francisco is quite diverse with many areas containing the amenities you are looking for. Living downtown myself I understand convenience! I would love to discuss the various neighborhoods with you.

Regards,

Tom Cacciotti
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Anton_tsuh, Home Buyer, San Francisco, CA
Mon May 23, 2016
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David Brooks, Home Buyer, San Francisco, CA
Fri Apr 8, 2016
If you will need help in SF with moving, I can recomened you a very good service with real professionals- http://sfbayareamoving.com/ They can help you with
Packing and unpacking
Assembly and disassembly of furniture
Boxes, bubble wrap, tape and other packing supplies
Assistance loading and unloading of your own rental truck and/or storage unit
Referrals to the most reputable storage facilities
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Sally Rosenm…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Oct 20, 2012
Dear Eric,

It really depends on how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want for your $1.2 - $1.5 price. I would suggest South Beach or SOMA - with South Beach being the better choice. Also Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill and North Beach. Marina and Cow Hollow are close to Chestnut and Union Streets where there are many bars, restaurants and shops....but they are further away from Downtown.

You can go to my website and check out neighborhoods and also go to Links for sites to check out "where the action is."

Cheers,

Sally
Web Reference:  http://www.sallyrosenman.com
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Paul Hwang, Agent, San francisco, CA
Thu Oct 18, 2012
South Beach is the best. Period. Several new towers are going up in South Beach in the next few years including the second tower of Rincon and 201 Folsom.

Paul
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Lizete Santos, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed Oct 17, 2012
Eric,

I would recommend a visit once you get a chance but here are some neighborhoods for you to consider:

South Beach
SoMa
Russian Hill
Nob Hill
FiDi
Marina
Inner Mission

You'll be able to purchase a condo in the aforementioned areas. Here are some examples of the properties:
http://bit.ly/District_7
http://bit.ly/District_8
http://bit.ly/Dis_9

Regards,
Lizete
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Zannie, Home Owner, Anza Vista, San Francisco, CA
Tue Oct 16, 2012
I think North Beach probably fits those criteria best, though there are other areas as well. Telegraph Hill and Russian Hill (both in the general vicinity of North Beach) are probably good options too. Maybe the Castro?

There are even some residences in the Financial District itself, and you can't get more central than that, though a lot of the restaurants cater to lunch customers more than evening and weekend customers.
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Melanie Nard…, , San Francisco, CA
Tue Oct 16, 2012
Not to mention we just got voted as America's Best Place to Live by Businessweek! You can see this at this web address http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/2012-09-26/america…
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Kim Glass, , San Francisco, CA
Mon Oct 15, 2012
Hi Everyone,

Because there was some concern, we followed up with Eric directly. He's a real person who is considering multiple places for his next move. It's his first experience posting in our community and we encourage you all to give him a warm welcome. Please continue to share the expert opinions only you have.

If you ever have any concerns, please feel free to email us at community@trulia.com.

Thanks!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Thanks, Kim!
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Melanie Nard…, , San Francisco, CA
Mon Oct 15, 2012
Hi Eric!
There are so many great neighborhoods in San Francisco, and don't forget we are just 7 miles x 7 miles so many neighborhoods are close to downtown.

The Inner Mission was just named the 2nd "hippest neighborhood in America" by Forbes magazine -- I have a luxury condo listing coming up in the neighborhood you may be interested in seeing. There are restaurants such as acclaimed Flour + Water, coffee shops, indoor Cliff Climbing, bars and night spots.

You may also really enjoy a condo near Union Square where you'll find all the best shops, from Macy's, Saks, Tiffany, Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Barney's, Bloomingdale's and the like and close to museums and theaters. This area has more of a Manhattan feel to it.

South Beach is near the Ball Park -- Go Giants! and the Embarcadero and Ferry Building, with plenty of choices in a wide range of buildings. This area feels a bit like a cross between Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

Welcome to San Francisco! I moved here from New York 20 years ago and absolutely love it.
Cheers,
Melanie
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