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.