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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Crime maps are a great way to get more information on safety in a given neighborhood, and other comentors below have given some links to some very informative maps.

I'd suggest spending some time in the neighborhood your considering to see how you feel - safety is, in a sense, subjective, so if you feel safe in a given home or area, it might be the right place for you, and if you don't, it might not.

Good luck!
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
Honey Brooks answered:
Vicky, Here is a link search out the best location in SF for you. As a tennis player the best way to choose is to book a match and see if the court and amenities suite your needs before joining . Match Point See you on the courts! ... more
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Linda Friedman answered:
Hi Rosie,

The Art Bistro is 5 blocks away. Yelp is a good resource. But my clients have shared that Walk Score provides the information in a slightly more intuitive manner.

And if you're seeking "inspirations for your explorations", Mister Archer shares a few underground secrets. His favorite coffeeshops by neighborhood are listed here.

Hope this helps,

Linda Friedman, Broker
Village Associates
Direct: 925-258-7114
Cell: 925-899-2336
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
There is a Whole Foods at 399 4th Street - Open 7 days per 8 to 10 pm
About the Store
Whole Foods Market SoMa is located in the dynamic South of Market area in San Francisco conveniently located on the corner of 4th and Harrison. We are 2 blocks down from the Moscone Center and walking distance from BART and CalTrain.

Small groceries Mission and 6th Street corridor - fresh and great prices.
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
sfdragonboy answered:
Well, it used to not be that way. Unfortunately, generations of people have simply moved out to the avenues or burbs so there simply is not enough business and/or foot traffic to justify keeping places open at night. With the influx of young non Asians to the area, perhaps there could be a rebirth of the area. The planned for Chinatown subway station could be the spark that starts that rebirth. ... more
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You obviously know how to use a computer:

Try GOOGLE; "catholic church san francisco"
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Target is going to be right by Westfield Mall pretty soon!
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Sun Sep 2, 2012
Gregory Karr answered:
Well, isn't that nice of you to share with your family. All you have to do is take a day and bus around or street car up and down the city and you can see for yourself. The street car will get you to some primo views of the bay, you'll have to walk a bit taking the buses, and don't forget its just not the bay and ocean that give SF its flavor. Don't forget your transfer for proof of payment and you can ride around for 4 or 5 hours for a couple of dollars. Try the hills for the views tourist like the most. Go to the Golden Gate Bridge. Walk along the Embarcadero. Go to the Barbary Coast and North Beach. Get a map and enjoy yourself. Plan your trip using Muni plan a trip. ... more
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
You have a lot to look forward to in that area, check out the shopping!

Ali, Community Manager
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Eileen Bermingham answered:
I wrote a blog post a while back on this very subject. Here's my short list of best food neighborhoods. Bon appetit: ... more
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Wed May 12, 2010
Eileen Bermingham answered:
Hi Annie--There are a few options in San Francisco for seniors. Here is one I recently covered in my blog, called The Carlisle:

There are also a few buildings that are geared toward seniors, but are predominantly 1BRs.

The Sequoias is a nice community in a central part of the city:

Please feel free to message me at if you'd like to talk further. I have a Seniors Real Estate Designation and am also on the board at On Lok, a leading senior organization in San Francisco. I'd be happy to do my best to connect you to the resources you may need.

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Sat Aug 15, 2009
Mike Lewis answered:
Daniele, A great way to find out about businesses and food markets is Google. Do a Google search on what you're looking for it's very effective and FREE. Good Luck! ... more
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Thu Dec 13, 2007
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