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Thu Aug 14, 2014
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Great answers below!

It's definitely worth while to check out crime reports and crime maps in your neighborhood, but I agree with Flavio that the only way to really make a decision about this is to go to the area yourself, spend some time there and see how you feel. If you don't feel safe walking in a specific area at night, it might be worth it to avoid doing so for your own peace of mind, even if the crime reports don't necessarily back up your feelings. ... more
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Trulia asked:
Are home prices in Mission going to appreciate or depreciate? What are the current market conditions for buying or renting?
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Well Alison,

I think that just about all of us that have enjoyed a warm/sunny day in Dolores Park can attest, there is plenty of drinking going on in the park. Will there be an end to it altogether? This seems extremely doubtful but you never know.

According to the article you posted there have been people bringing in kegs. I have never personally seen that but I'm sure it happens. I, for one, am completely okay with people drinking in the park if they handle themselves and don't become a nuisance to others. I do not condone under-age drinking or the reports of heroin use, etc but think that responsible drinking is okay.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Gabriel
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Wed Jul 25, 2012
hinling answered:
I live at around the corner of 24th and Potrero and I can tell you it's definitely NOT too safe around there. However, the rent is a bit cheaper and it's not too hard to find street parking if you have a car. Also, buses run along both 24th and Potrero pretty frequently. ... more
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Andrew answered:
The homes in Mission Terrance are better than ones you'll find in lower Mission or the Excelsior district or outer Mission.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Matthew answered:
The parking situation in that part of mission is actually not too bad. I've lived near 14th and mission for 5 years now and had a car for about 2 of those years. You'll find the most spaces east of mission street, between mission and folsom. I would normally find a space within 5 to 10 minutes on most nights in between 14th and 16th, and mission and folsom. The one thing i would caution you against is leaving anything at all visible in your car. Make sure everything is in your trunk, glove box or you just take it with you, because a lot of windows get smashed in this neighborhood. Also be mindful of the street you're parking on after hours coming home from a night out. Keep to the main streets as much as possible because unfortunately there is some crime in the way of muggings to be aware of in this neighborhood as well. So you don't necessarily need a garage spot if you want to save money, however there are a few in the area for somewhere between $250 and $300 if you want to go that way. ... more
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Sat Dec 24, 2011
Texas Born answered:
The mission has a gang and drug problem the gangs are seperated buy street and color.You have red and blue red from 22nd towards ceaser chavez and blue back going towards duboce.Then you have the 21st gang that divides the to colors.Some say they were red but not from what ive seen.Their is alot of drug activity and alot of drinking that goes on their on 21st and Bryant.I havent had any problems their and i have lived their for atleast 5 years.In the past few years their seems to be a little prostitution starting to build up you see women standing around every now and then jumping in and out of cars.Word has it that the young kids run the show but ive heard rumors that a guy named d-loc is the one that controls everything.He is a older guy in his late 30s i have seen him around but never meet him.From what i heard from a friend of mine he is a recording artist but i dont know what his recording name is.Neighbors that now him or say they do say he is a real melow guy but looks can be well you know.And the times i have seen him he always has different women with him and alot of times more than a few.When i go to the corner store i never have any problems and they always say hello to the neighbors and the people who walk by.Other than that its pretty calm in that part of the Mission besides the few things i mentioned. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Liza Mock answered:
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. ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Liza Mock answered:
If you want an urban experience involving a loft and creative types, this is the part of town for you. Chances are you will run into a hot new DJ or the person on the verge of creating the next internet sensation at your local coffee shop. The majority of houses in this part of town are live/work spaces for artists of every ilk. Shockingly, this area has decent parking situation. My favorite aspect of this neighborhood is that although many of the buildings look uninhabitable from the outside, on the inside they are often gorgeous. The lofts are fairly new, with tall ceilings, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens and lots of light. It is fairly safe at all times of day or night although I wouldn't leave anything in my car. The neighborhood is pretty quiet at night unless one of your hip neighbors happens to be having a party or is inspired in the middle of the night to start on that metal sculpture he/she has been envisioning. If you walk down the street you will meet hipsters, artists, people with creative hair, tattoos and piercings. ... more
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Trulia asked:
What did you wish you knew before moving here?
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Fri Sep 23, 2011
Eric Wu answered:
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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Sun Aug 21, 2011
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Tue May 13, 2008
Drewski answered:
While you do have rights as a tenant, only if your name is on the lease do you have any real legal recourse. Furthermore, the recourse that you have will be limited to damages to the person that threw you out of the apartment. Does he/she have any money? If not, move on and look at this practically. In other words, do you really want to live in a place where you are not getting along with the other person? The law is there to help you, but it cannot solve your problems! ... more
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Thu Nov 8, 2007
Mission Barganista answered:
Bah! I've lived at 21st and Bryant for 4 years with no problems, aside from my car getting broken into, which is a factor of life in any part of the city. I walk alone at night (I'm a girl) all over without incident. I don't know anyone who lives there who's had a problem. The worst part is getting "hey baby"d by mexican guys who try to chat you up. That's it!
It's a very vibrant area and has a great energy to it that I haven't found in 'nicer' areas like Noe Valley. HOT restaurants and cute shops are always opening up. I love living here.
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